Bookshop

Welcome to our online bookshop.

Our bookshop came about because our aim has always been to record, research, and classify every single tobacco and trade card issued between the end of the nineteenth century and the present day. And the quickest way to circulate this information, at that time, was in a book, which could be sold to members. 

Our system has changed very little in almost a hundred years. A card is discovered, and is recorded. Now originally this was on a typewritten list circulated to collectors, but once we started to produce regular magazines the details appeared in there. Our first printed checklist style book appeared in 1942; written by Eric Gurd, it covered the cards of W & F Faulkner and it was a turning point, as members could buy this and join in immediately with research, they did not need to buy back issues of the magazine, or work slowly through the ones they had. And a range of books followed. 

We still list new discoveries in our magazines, but increasingly they are coming online too, and this is something which is proving especially interesting in respect of the postcard sized early trade cards that are owned by ephemera and/or postcard collectors, who can now join in too. 

Remember that if you are a Cartophilic Society member you recieve a special discounted price on our reference books. And also if anyone has any questions about a book's contents, please just get in touch with our bookshop at refbooks@card-world.co.uk

Year(s)
Ref. Title Author(s)
Cover, in green, of Eric Gurd's 'Cigarette card issues of Abdulla, Adkin and Ainstie' from 1943. A05 The Cigarette Card Issues of Abdulla, Adkin and Anstie Gurd, Eric
Cover, in red/orange, of Eric Gurd's 'Cigarette card issues of Ardath Tobacco' from 1943. A52 The Cigarette Card issues of Ardath Tobacco Co., Ltd. Gurd, Eric
A74 Australian & N.Z. lndex - Part II Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member

B73 British Trade Index, Part II Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
B74 British Trade Index, Part IV Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
B75 British Trade Index - to 1970 Young, V.
Member/Non-Member
B76 British Trade Handbook - to 1970 Young, V.
Member/Non-Member
B81 British Tobacco Issues Handbook
Member/Non-Member
C262 W.A. & A.C. Churchman Issues Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
D15 Directory of Brit. Cig Card Issuers Gurd, Eric
Member/Non-Member
F08 Faulkner, W. & F. Gurd, Eric
Member/Non-Member
G06 Gallaher Gurd, Eric
Member/Non-Member
H28 Hill, R. & J. Gurd, Eric
Member/Non-Member
L04 Lambert & Butler Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
O20 Ogden's Reference Book CSGB
Member/Non Member
T63 Tobacco War Index (New) Murray, Martin
Member/Non-Member
W55 World Index, Part III Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
W56 World Index, Part IV Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
W57 World Index, Part V Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
W61 World Index - New, Part I (A-K) Murray, Martin
Member/Non-Member