Welcome to Card World

.... the online home of the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain, an organisation which has been dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and promoting the hobby of cigarette and trade card collecting for almost a hundred years. And to bringing collectors together, wherever they live and whatever sort of cards they collect. 

On this website you can find out about us and our activities, discover more about our Card World, and explore our ever growing archives. A free newsletter is uploaded every Saturday morning too

  • 2005 Convention Commemorative Card

    Regional Events

    Here`s where we`re heading next :

    Saturday August 6th - Middlesex Branch from 9.30 am to 3 pm at St. Hilda`s Church Hall TW15 3JY

    Sunday August 7th - Winchester & Solent Branch from 2pm until 4pm at Botley Market Hall SO30 2EA

  • AAB-040.1a,b [trade : UK] A & B.C. Gum "Batman" (1966) 40/55

    What`s New?

    Let's get ready for some August Action.

    Two new projects will leap into action asap, the newsletter index / card gallery - and the digitisation of parts of our magazine archive. 

    On which "note" does anyone out there have a volume four of "Cartophilic Notes & News" magazine (no.37 January/February 1971 to no.48 November/December 1972)  for sale at a reasonable price.? If so please e-mail me at webmaster@card-world.co.uk  - thanks 👋

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Become a member

A close-up of a selection of cigarette cards relating to flags and nations. This website is a chance for everyone to find out about us, whether they collect cards or not. However if you are a card collector, joining our Society gives you so much more.

What's going on?

views from the regions here are the dates and locations of all our events. There is sure to be one near you, so why not pop along! We look forward to meeting you.

News and updates

1st August 2022
Whats New ?
A spot of card chatter, kind of like a cross between a modern blog and a vintage diary, and primarily designed to keep you in the loop with what we are doing and what is going on.
31st July 2022
Around the Auctions
here`s an unusual original watercolour for Players Uniforms of the Territorial Army in a timed auction in Shrewsbury ending 2nd of August - and it fits with the monogram bottom left. Glad they fixed the typo on the drawing though!
31st July 2022
Free Antique Fair Tickets
The Cotswolds Antiques, Decorative and Art Fair in Tetbury, Gloucestershire on the 12th - 14th August 2022 - and - The Chester Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at Chester Racecourse on the 7th - 9th October 2022. No guarantee of seeing any cards, but its always fun to wander round for free. Full details on the main site
Latest newsletter:
6th August 2022
welcome to another week, and can you believe a whole year has gone by since we re-jigged this site. That ought to spur me on to getting on with that index, and to preventing the same old cards coming round on the conveyor belt....

More from Card World

Card of the day

Thanks for your patience whilst I tried to teach myself a new computer - quite a task when nothing is in the same place as before or works the same way. We did get seven cards up though, and next week will be better .... hopefully

All Cards of the Day appear in our weekly newsletter, which is usually available every Saturday morning but might be a bit sparse again this week....

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S474-750 : S70-16 [tobacco : UK] John Sinclair "English and Scottish Football Stars" (1935) 49/50