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
C318 Cigarette Card News, Vol.48 LCCC 1987 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Mar.86-Dec.86

C319 Cigarette Card News, Vol.48/49 LCCC 1987 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.87-Dec.87

C320 Cigarette Card News, Vol.49/50 LCCC 1988 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.88-Dec.88

C321 Cigarette Card News, Vol.50/51 LCCC 1989 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.89-Dec.89

C322 Cigarette Card News, Vol.51/52 LCCC 1990 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.90-Dec.90

C323 Cigarette Card News, Vol.52/53 LCCC 1991 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.91-Dec.91

C324 Cigarette Card News, Vol.53/54 LCCC 1992 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.92-Dec.92

C325 Cigarette Card News, Vol.54/55 LCCC 1993 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.93-Dec.93

C326 Cigarette Card News, Vol.55/56 LCCC 1994 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.94-Dec.94

C327 Cigarette Card News, Vol.56/57 LCCC 1995 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.95-Dec.95

C328 Cigarette Card News, Vol.57/58 LCCC 1996 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.96-Dec.96

C329 Cigarette Card News, Vol.58/59 LCCC 1997 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.97-Dec.97

C330 Cigarette Card News, Vol.59/60 LCCC 1998 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.98-Dec.98

C331 Cigarette Card News, Vol.60/61 LCCC 1999 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.99-Dec.99

C332 Card Collectors News, Vol.61/62 LCCC 2000 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.00-Dec.00

C333 Card Collectors News, Vol.62/63 LCCC 2001 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.01-Dec.01

C334 Card Collectors News, Vol.63/64 LCCC 2002 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.02-Dec.02

C335 Card Collectors News, Vol.64/65 LCCC 2003 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.03-Dec.03

C336 Card Collectors News, Vol.65/66 LCCC 2004 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.04-Dec.04

C337 Card Collectors News, Vol.66/67 LCCC 2005 1st LCCC

Journal, LCCC, Jan.05-Dec.05