2017 Convention – Stratford Upon Avon22nd February 2017 by Sam Whiting
The largest meeting in the world for trade & cigarette card collectors will take place on 29th – 30th April at the Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridge Foot, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6YY. This is a venue that we have used in the past and it has always been popular with dealers & collectors alike.
There are already nearly 100 tables booked and dealers will be offering cards for sale that have been issued during the last 130 years or so.
Opening times on Saturday are 10 -6 for Society member & 12-6 for public entry. On Sunday entry time for all is 10 – 4.
If you are travelling by car a large Pay & Display car park adjoins the venue, (according to the Council website the cost of parking ranges from £1 for 1 hour to £10 for 24 hours) Please ensure that you do not park in the designated coach parking area as this could result in a parking surcharge for you.
If you are travelling by train, I suggest that you make enquiries nearer the date regarding train times.
The Leisure Centre is a 10 – 15 minute walk through the town from the station, downhill. If you decide you would rather take a taxi, a few are available at the station but King’s Taxi Service (tel.07817 365 619) will take bookings in advance.
For anybody who has not been to the venue before, it is close by the main shopping area of Stratford and the various Shakespeare tourist attractions so there is plenty to keep the whole family amused.
A dilemma. Imagine you are, or know a card collector who lives outside the UK, who would be really interested to join us, were it not for the high cost of the overseas subscription? If only there was a way to reduce this cost. And now there is!
The Handbook is divided into two parts and provides comprehensive listings and illustrations of known ‘Felt’ and ‘Leather’ Designs issued by Tobacco and Trading Companies in North America, Canada & Great Britain between 1910 and 1915.
Oh to be in England now that summer’s there! Writing this in mid-June, it is not very warm and the rain is affecting the cricket World Cup with 3 games abandoned so far. I shouldn’t grumble, it has given me the chance to get the auction listing
Highlights included Waterman Army Pictures, Cartoons, etc., Duke Fishes & Fishing, as above, Allen & Ginter World’s Racers, a Van Houten selection, Pattreiouex Cricketers, Spanish/Latin American types, early Ogden’s, Taddy Football....,