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Welcome to Card World


Welcome to Card World – the online home of the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain! For the last 80 years we have been dedicated to researching and supporting card collectors around the world. Although the website is brand new we have decades of world class research sitting behind it that we are happy to share with anyone that has a question about the hobby or a particular card they’re struggling to identify!

We have a wide range of reference books for sale on cigarette cards and trade issues and if you sign up to be a full member you can make use of our library which boasts one of the finest ranges of books on cigarette cards in the world! As well as the research though we really focus on people and getting together to buy, sell and discuss cards. To do this we have local branches scattered throughout the UK where you can meet like minded people and in many cases take part in a members only auction.

On the site we’ve included a forum to give anyone (not just members) the chance to ask questions and participate in discussion. The file limit has been increased to a decent 4Mb now so any of those higher resolution images you want to share shouldn’t be a problem! As well as the forum we are building a gallery where you will see cards listed alphabetically by issuer. No subject is really off limits and we are slowly adding card after card for you to look through and enjoy. If there is a series you can’t see in there and you have always been intrigued as to what cards from the set look like – just get in touch and we’d be more than happy to scan one in for you.

Please feel free to have a look around and we hope you’ll learn more about the hobby. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned collector we hope there’ll be something here for everyone.

Our Latest Newsletter Publication

Card World July/Aug Vol. 41 No. 4

The latest magazine is now out with our members and is packed with interesting articles about the hobby we love so much! This month's highlights include a trip to meet a collector in Malta with Peter Bowie and we also get a chance to meet the man b