Welcome to the CSGB’s card gallery! We will post lots of images of cards on here for anyone to look through. Over time we will be improving the functionality in this space but we hope that you’ll get a feel for what sort of cards are out there and if you have questions about anything you see here please just contact us and we would be happy to help in whatever way we can.
As you’ll see we focus heavily on cigarette cards but we are adding more and more trade/trading and commercial issues every day. If you have any modern cards that aren’t represented here just let us know and we’ll add them to the gallery! Our aim over time is to illustrate cards from as many series as possible (in alphabetical order by issuer) so whether it’s Match Attax, Pokemon, Hero Attax or even the Panini stickers we are keen to get some images to make this an even better resource for collectors. Just email the webmaster if you have some scans you’d like adding and he’ll get them added as soon as he can!
Some notes on our captions. You will see one or two of four reference types after the card series titles in the gallery. They are as follows:
- Burdick Reference (taken from ‘The American Card Catalogue’) – shown as (USA/xxx)
- Trade Index Reference (taken from the CSGB’s British Trade Index)
- World Index Reference (taken from the CSGB’s ‘The World Tobacco Issues Index’) – shown as a 6 digit alpha-numeric listing e.g. Wxxx-xxx
- Liebig Sanguinetti Reference – Sxxx (we may update to Fada referencing if Liebig Collectors would prefer – just let us know what you think)
It is also perhaps worth noting that the images aren’t to scale and some standard size cards may appear to be a similar size to larger (L) sized cards. Exact dimensions can be found in the World Index but if you don’t have a copy to hand you can either purchase one from our reference books section or just get in touch and we will help you out.
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