Convention 2012

This year we were hosted by the Lincolnshire Branch, and despite the worst the weather could throw at us, it was a very successful event with all dealers and collectors reporting good sales and good finds. Despite comments on the remoteness of the venue, almost 200 members attended, including quite a few from overseas, and 150 non members, many of whom had taken advantage of another trial of the “free entry” voucher in the local press. Five of these later joined the Society. The AGM took place on Saturday afternoon. Mr. G Howsden won the Cartophilic Cup for his superb “Britain in the Thirties: Part One” and came joint second with part two, then announced that he was retiring from writing for a while. The co-runner-up was Mr. Whiting with his excellent article on the grading of cards. The AGM concluded, and on to the auction – conducted by Mr Murray, with our porters for the day Messrs. Young and Short. As always the auction comprised many rare and good quality cards. The highest bid was for Lot No.49, a set of Turmac Sports & Pastimes silks, which sold for £420. Other results were Lot No.47 Taddy Royalty £360 – Lot No.45 Co-Op Buildings & Works £300 – and Lot No.130 Wills 1902 Football Series £320.