News archive

1st December 2021
Cartophilic Construction
This is just a little place to come and find out what we are working on right now. It comes as a response to several people who admitted they hadn`t seen new things we had added, so this will list all the new arrivals, with links to where they can be found.
25th November 2021
Thanks to Jefferson Burdick
I am delighted that over Thanksgiving we featured two American cards, so we could celebrate one of the top American card collectors of all time.
24th November 2021
A most unusual GOODBODY showcard
is coming up for auction at Victor Mee Auctions in County Cavan in their sale of 1st/2nd December.
24th November 2021
London Cigarette Card Auction
next sale is January 4 - and the catalogue is already online !
17th November 2021
Happy Birthday
to Hants & Dorset Branch - Forty Five !
16th November 2021
Tim Davidson Auctions
Prices Realised of today`s sale (17 Nov) are now available online. That`s the last sale of this year, but watch this space for 2022 dates
15th November 2021
We are starting to get some 2022 Branch and Club meeting dates coming through. If yours is missing, send it along to - and see what we have so far at
15th November 2021
this weeks theme...
Well if you hadn`t guessed it yet, the theme of this week`s "Cards of The Day" is Road Safety Week, which starts today 15 November. Their website is
14th November 2021
Cartophilists at War
Our latest section, telling the story of cartophily, and cartophilists, during the Second World War.
14th November 2021
Today we Remember
... Eric Cherry, founder of the Cameric Cigarette Card Club
11th November 2021
Lest We Forget - a life discovered
Today's card G075-160 [tobacco : UK] Gallaher "Great War Victoria Cross Heroes" (1915) 32/200 was issued by Gallaher in 1915/1916, and it is just one card from eight sets each of twenty five cards and each showing a winner of the Victoria Cross.
6th November 2021
Fireworks 2021-11-06
Now, as the air is still mighty sulphurous with the miasma of a third day of Fireworks, shall we continue with another unusual card..... ? Oh why not.....
5th November 2021
Remember Remember
Bonfire Night - of course
3rd November 2021
It pays to keep an eye on our auctions
Thank you for all your bids and for supporting our postal auction. Our next is now being lotted and will appear in the next edition of "Card-World" magazine.
1st November 2021
Hants & Surrey Branch Auction
catalogue now uploaded
31st October 2021
putting the cat out for the night
31st October 2021
A spot of Poe-etry
Let us turn our attention, before we close for the night, to Edgar Allan Poe, who was born on January 19th, 1809  in Boston, USA.
30th October 2021
A Cartophilic Hallowe`en
So lets have another chat about Hallowe`en. The first thing I thought was that there would be tons of Hallowe`en references in my library of vintage volumes but after a thorough search I have to admit that it is sadly not a festival that we ever seemed to celebrate.
30th October 2021
looking at Hallowe`en ?
Lets start with some eyes..... This was a great one in our recent auction, issued by Fry`s Chocolate...
29th October 2021
Mendip Auctions 2 November
Check out these John Player Advertising Boards, three in the lot, two identical.