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 :

    Sun Aug 14 - Hants & Surrey - 1.30 to 4.30 pm at Normandy Village Hall, GU3 2DD
    Fri 19 -  North West from 4 - 8 pm at Barton Village Hall PR3 5AA
    Sat 20  - East Anglia from 9 am (+ auction 1pm)  Roydon Village Hall IP22 5RB 

  • 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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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

16th August 2022
Our next postal auction
I hope everyone enjoyed the Convention, it was great to be able to meet up again albeit only 6 months since Salisbury. I would like to thank everyone who helped with the auction on the day. We
15th August 2022
This week`s theme
Monday night again, and time to talk about another theme, as hinted at by our three cartophilic clue cards.
11th August 2022
Tim Davidson Auctions
Catalogue for the next auction of Cigarette & Trade Cards, Ephemera and sporting memorabilia is now online
Latest newsletter:
13th August 2022
Well "here we are again",  and hopefully "happy as can be" - which, most of us will probably not now remember, comes from a song written in 1931.

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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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C798-230a : C132-28a [tobacco : UK] Cope "British Warriors" (1912) 15/50