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
C040 Card Collectors Price Guide Hanes, Ted 1979 1st Magnacon

USA Gum Cards

C042 Cartoes Postais - Brazil Gasparian et al 1991

Postcard Exhibition-Brazil Royal Family Museu Imperial

C044 Cartoes Postais - Brazil C Roberto, Yolande 1992

100 Years - Brazilian Postcards Museo da Imagem

C046 Cartofilico Sudamericano - Catalogo Mejia, Victor 1960

South American Card Issues

C056 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.1 1966 CSGB


C057 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.2 1968 Journal CSGB


C058 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.3 1970 Journal CSGB


C059 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.3-4 1972 Journal CSGB

Jan.1971-Dec.1972 CSGB

C060 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.5 1974 Journal CSGB

Jan.1973-Dec.1974 CSGB

C061 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.6 1976 Journal CSGB

Jan.1975-Dec.1976 CSGB

C062 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.7 1978 Journal CSGB

Jan.1977-Dec.1978 CSGB

C063 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.8 (85-96) Journal CSGB

Jan.1979-Dec.1980 CSGB

C064 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.9 (97-105) Journal CSGB

Jan.1981-Dec.1981 CSGB

C065 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.10 (106-114) Journal CSGB

Jan.1982-Dec.1982 CSGB

C066 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.11/12 (115-128) Journal CSGB

Jan.1983-Dec.1984 CSGB

C067 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.13/14 (129-140) Journal CSGB

Jan.1985-Dec.1986 CSGB

C068 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.15/16 (141-152) Journal CSGB

Jan.1987-Dec.1988 CSGB

C069 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.16/18 (153-164) Journal CSGB

Jan:1985-Dec.1986 CSGB

C070 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.18/19 (165-176) Journal CSGB

Jan.1991-Dec.1992 CSGB

C071 Cartophilic N&N, Vol.19/20 (177-188) Journal CSGB

Jan.1993-Dec.1994 CSGB