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CSGB February 2019 Auction

Firstly, can I say that I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It is odd writing this in the past tense, but because of publishing deadlines I am doing this the week before Christmas! I would like to thank all the members who have given me great feedback and encouragement for running the auction, it is much appreciated. There is plenty to look forward to this year, firstly the Annual Convention in Nottingham, which reverts to a Friday and Saturday, the 26th and 27th of A

CSGB January 2019 Auction

Well, this is the last time I will mention the England cricket team. No sooner had I written about how well they were doing then they get thrashed in the next Test Match. I am of course thrilled that they overcame that setback to win the series 4-1, and a fine series it was too. Great credit must go to both teams, and I thought the Indian team and their captain gave the retiring Alastair Cook a terrific send off. As I have had a few queries recently, I would like to reiterate to bidders that

CSGB October 2018 Auction

Isn’t life strange? After many weeks of extremely hot weather and no rain, people were moaning, this is too much, it has been too hot for too long, we need the rain, and the garden is really suffering and so on. Finally the weather changes, it becomes cooler and we get some of the much needed rain. And guess what? People are moaning; this is typical, just as the kids start the summer holidays, I have got my leave booked and after all that good weather when I was at work it has now turned cool

CSGB August 2018 Auction

I realise that this is a bit late, but I hope that everyone who attended the Convention had a great time and found plenty of cards to remove from their wants lists. I thoroughly enjoyed the event, the venue was superb with great lighting and plenty of free parking. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who voted for my article, about how I started collecting, in the Cartophilic Cup competition. I was thrilled, flattered and honoured, not to mention totally surprised to have w

CSGB June 2018 Auction

I am writing this just before setting off for Kings Lynn; I am really looking for to the Convention, as always. I hope many of you were able to come, buy lots of cards and view the auction lots. As usual, my wife and I are having a short break close to the Convention venue, it gives us a chance to have a look around an area we have not been to before. Having a few days away also makes the trip more bearable for my wife, as the whole trip does not just revolve around cards, well not quite! And