By joining our Society, you will certainly gain more pleasure from your hobby. And with your help, the work of our Society will continue, for the benefit of all who appreciate cards, now and forever.

The piece above was penned for us many years ago, but it still holds true; and all card collectors, whatever they collect, are warmly welcomed to join us.

Our annual subscription fees are:

Membership (UK) £27
Membership (Europe) £30
Membership (World) £38
Online membership (non-UK only) £27
Under-21 (UK only) £10
Two members at same address (UK only) £30
Three members at same address (UK only) £35


You might be asking why should you join when you can view this website for free? Well the answer is that there is a lot more to us than just our website - here are the top ten reasons to come aboard:

  1. you can share information, contribute to research, and chat about cards with people all over the World who share your interest

  2. you become part of the largest card reference project and database in the world

  3. you receive a regular bi-monthly colour magazine 

  4. you can vote in our annual “Cartophilic Cup” competition to select the year’s best article ... or maybe win it with what you wrote

  5. you have full use of our library - the finest repository of card research in the world

  6. you receive a discount in our bookshop

  7. you can advertise free for your personal card wants via our “Memberads” advertisement section, and on this website

  8. you will not pay any buyers premium on cards you buy through our regular postal auctions

  9. you will have access to all our regional and worldwide branches, meetings, fairs and auctions

  10. you will be able to attend one or both days of our Grand Annual Card Convention and Card Fair for free, and you will be allowed admission to that card packed hall before the general public are allowed to. Also do note that some other card fairs also give free or reduced price admission to our members

Now as it is purely the cost of posting our magazines to you by airmail that makes overseas membership more expensive, we now offer online world-wide subscriptions. All this means is your magazine arrives electronically, not as a printed copy – and you read it on a computer, tablet, or phone. Best of all, you still receive the same benefits as all other members, as outlined above! It is too early to say if this will be extended to UK members, but we do welcome your opinions.

If you have any questions, contact us and we will be pleased to help. We look forward to greeting you as a society member very soon!