A number of old books from the CSGB library.

Since we first started writing our reference books and publishing our magazines we have been keeping a copy of every one for the future. Even when wartime restrictions meant we could only produce our magazines to order we still managed to print one for the library. In later years, we have added to things by way of donations and purchases to cover books by other writers, and on subjects as diverse as cigarette packets, football cards, gum cards, postcards, and coffee-table style visual masterpieces, which truly demonstrate what a wonderful world the card world is.

Our library is an amazing and enviable resource which is available for use by members, non-members, the press and archivists. If you are not a current member of our society, but are working on a piece which does, or could, involve cards and would like to hear more, please email our librarian at:

If you do fall in love with one of our own works, please don’t forget we also have a bookshop retailing all our current volumes. And members can advertise in our magazine for copies of older versions of our works, or for card related publications by other writers.

CSGB members can borrow up to two items from our library at a time. Loan requests should be made to

Our books are loaned for one month at a time. Extension can be arranged by email the address above, but, as in all libraries, this depends on whether the book has been requested by another member.

Loaned books will come with a CSGB loan form, plus a return address label. Please keep the packaging safe as you will need to refund that postage and return the form when you return the book. To safeguard our stocks, recorded delivery postage must be used when returning books. Cheques are to be made out to CSGB, or we will accept the equivalent in postage stamps by prior arrangement.

Please note that if any book or item is lost, destroyed or damaged whilst in your possession you will be liable to pay compensation (amount decided by the Council). In order to preserve rarer, earlier, or larger books, the Librarian may agree, and sometimes prefer, to search for and provide information rather than loaning the publication. However, the member must understand such a request may take longer to accomplish.

Browse our library

Ref. Sort descending Title Author(s) Year Edition Publisher Notes Admin
A47 Antiques, Advertising Lyle Curtis CSGB

Tony Ltd Lyle Price Guide to Advertising Antiques

A48 Appel F - Paris W- Tigar / de Magistris 1990

Cont. Cat. by Printers, Sec.1

A56 As Marcas do Nosso Tempo Souza Cruz 1984 CSGB

Marks of 'Souza Cruz'

A65 Aubry / Dangiville / Hamelin / Laas Wharton-Tigar, E. C. 1st Renniks Books

Cont. Cat. by Printers, Sec.7 (App)

A70 Australasian Miscellaneous Wharton-Tigar, E. C. 1951 CSGB

Cartophilic Ref. Book No.20

A76 Australian Issues & Values Skinner, Dian 1983 1st Americana

Cigarette Cards - Illustrated Books

A79 Australian Trade Issues - to 1945 Wharton-Tigar, E. C. 1968 1st AG Press

Cart. Typed Listing No. 11

B08 Baseball 1845-1881 Orem, Preston 1961 1st

Story of Baseball - no cards

B11 Baseball Card Book Seaver, Tom 1985 1st

Baseball Cards

B14 Baseball Cards - Guide Erbe, Ron 1982

American Premium Guide to Baseball

B17 Baseball Cards, Vol. 1, Encyclopedia Lipset, Lew 1983

Baseball Cards, pre 1900

B18 Baseball Cards, Vol. 2, Encyclopedia Lipset, Lew 1984

Baseball- Early Gum/Candy

B19 Baseball Cards, Vol. 3, Encyclopedia Lipset, Lew 1986 1st Hamlyn Pub.

Baseball Cards, 1909-1932

B24 Baster & Viellemand Wharton-Tigar, E. C. 1971

Cont. Cat. by Printers, Sec.4

B28 Bataille / Bouillon-Rivoyre / Hutinet Wharton-Tigar, E. C. 1973

Cont. Cat. by Printers, Sec.8

B33 Bill's Bulletin, Vol.1 Wareham, Bill 1958

Journal, Aug.1957 - Aug.1958

B44 Bognard, F Wharton-Tigar, E. C. 1971 Printers, Sec.3

B50 Bon Marché Thysebaert

Alain Bon Marché Images etc.

B52 Bon Marché - Catalogue

Boucicaut Catalogue of Images Boucicaut

B55 Bookmarkers, Collecting Coysh, A. W. 1974 Bookmarkers David & Charles

History of Pictorial