Welcome to Card World

Card World is the home of the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain - an organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the hobby of cigarette and trade card collecting.

Through this website you can find out about us and our activities, discover more about the world of card collecting or explore our archives.

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    Regional Events

    Middlesex Branch returns on February 5th. 

    They meet at St. Hilda`s Church Hall, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 3JY - 9.30 until 3pm, and admission to this event is FREE. 

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    New to card collecting?

    Learn more about cartophily - the hobby of card collecting - in our 'Collecting' section.

    Read about the origins of the cartophily and check out our handy FAQs for new collectors.

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What's going on?

views from the regions 23rd January 2022 : Lincolnshire and Hants & Dorset dates now added. Is YOUR Branch or Club here ? If not, please get in touch with the details

News and updates

24th January 2022
This week`s theme
This week our “Cards of the Day” are in honour of “Desert Island Discs”, which started with a simple idea by Mr. Roy Plomley, who wondered, idly, what records famous people would like to play on a desert island to amuse them. He wrote to the BBC and they also liked the idea.
22nd January 2022
Loddon Auctions
The catalogue for their next sale, 26th and 27th January, is online
21st January 2022
Our 2022 Convention is Coming!
Saturday 30th of April and Sunday 1st of May. Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre, Park Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 IJS 
Latest newsletter:
22nd February 2022
Welcome to another week of card filled fun, hopefully a spot of learning, some links to follow to another world, and also a lot of me talking about things I like (without ever remembering that there is only a week to write it all in !) Hopefully I have not left too much of a scent of all that mid

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Card of the day

Every day in this space we will show you a different card. If you know what it is, or have any information about the subject then contact us!

All Cards of the Day appear in our weekly newsletter, available every Saturday.

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C151-685 [tobacco: UK] Carreras Turf slide "Radio Celebrities" 11/50