1st August 2022
Aylmer Maurice Rundle was born on January 16th 1902 in Burma, and brought up in Jersey, part of the Channel Islands, but his father, Cubitt Sindall Rundle, had been born in Calcutta, India some tim
1st August 2022
Whats New ?
A spot of card chatter, kind of like a cross between a modern blog and a vintage diary, and primarily designed to keep you in the loop with what we are doing and what is going on.
21st July 2022
P for Peruvian Cartophilic Society
Some of our readers might be amazed by what I am going to tell you but in the 1950s there was a Cartophilic Society in Peru.
4th July 2022
V for Van Houten
Many thanks to Patrick Marks for scanning these cards from his collection,
3rd June 2022
J for Jubilee
Congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee Our Cartophilic Celebration will continue, adding in several of our own personal treasures, but let us
16th May 2022
W for Women`s Football
The first recorded football match between women was in 1894, and since then the sport has come on in lea
23rd March 2022
D for Drapkin
And now a correction, because we have had an email from Ian Irvine saying that the Smith's card was not the earliest cartophilic portrait of Miss Mary Pickford, for she appears in Major Drapkin's "
3rd January 2022
W for Wong Liu-Tsong
Today saw the birthday of the first truly internationally famous Chinese-American film star, Wong Liu-Tsong. You may not immediately recognise her name, for she used another, namely Anna May Wong.
14th November 2021
Cartophilists at War
Our latest section, telling the story of cartophily, and cartophilists, during the Second World War.
4th September 2021
T for "TADDY"
This is an article which won The Cartophilic Cup, and we are delighted to be able to reproduce it here.
8th April 2021
A tribute to Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford was a legendary figure in early cinema and featured on many card issues. This article explores her life and cartophilic connections.
1st September 2020
Victoria Cross archive
A once in a lifetime opportunity came up late in August at a Bonhams Military Auction: the chance to buy the archive of a man called H. A. Forbes... and Mr. Forbes made Victoria Crosses.
11th November 2019
Football’s fallen heroes of WW1
A cartophilic tribute to some of the footballers that lost their lives in WW1.
8th November 2019
A passion for military and football cards
We all collect our cards, but how much do we look into the card subject itself?
1st September 2018
A surprise purchase in Hong Kong
An unexpected surprise awaited B. Joyce in a collectors' shop in Kowloon’s Mon Kok district of Hong Kong!