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
C078 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.31/32 (261- ) Journal CSGB

Jan.2007-Dec.2008 CSGB

C194 Cartophilic Society - Australian Year Book No.1 CSGB 1985

Australian Year Book - 1985

C195 Cartophilic Society - Australian Year Book No.2 CSGB 1986

Australian Year Book - 1986

C198 Cartophilic Terms Gurd, Eric 1948 CSGB

Ltd Cartophilic Soc. Ref. Book No. 8

C209 Cartophilic World, Vol.1-3 1946 Journal CSGB


C211 Cartophilic World, Vol.4-6 1949 Journal CSGB


C213 Cartophilic World, Vol.6-8 1950 Journal, CSGB


C215 Cartophilic World, Vo1.7-9 1952 Journal, CSGB


C216 Cartophilic World, Vo1.9-10 1954 Journal, CSGB


C218 Cartophilic World, Vols.10-11 1956 Journal, CSGB


C220 Cartophilic World, Vols.11-12 1958 Journal, CSGB


C221 Cartophilic World, Vols.13-15 1964 Journal, CSGB


C247 Cartophily Britannica, Vo1.2-4 1961

Journal Inc. 'Bill's Bulletin', 1959-61

C252 Celebridades & Mitos Del Cima, Marcelo 1989 1st Academia Brasileira

Postcard Exhibition (Theatre)-Brazil

C256 Chewing Gum Book, The Great American Hendrickson, Robert 1976 1st Chilton Book Co.

History of Chewing Gum & Cards

C257 Illustrated Guide for anonymous Chines packet and factory backs 2007 edition Owyang, D., Payne G., Smith M., Suter P., Wright P., Zhou X. 2007 Owyang, Dennis

Illustrated Guide

C258 Catalogue of International Cigarette Cards

The LCCC 1982 1st Illustrated guide Webb & Bower, Exeter

C259 Catalogue des chromos del Choclaterie Poulain Jean Francois Cholley 2004 Jean Francois Cholley
C260 Church & Dwight Hodge, J. D. 1994

USA Guide to Issues Hodge

C263 Cibils Wharton-Tigar/de Magistris 1988 2nd Vansevenant

Cibils - Beef Extract cards