There are a host of benefits of joining the society. We’ve listed some below and if you’d like to know more just get in touch and a member of our council would be happy to speak with you!
As a member of the CSGB you will be able to:
Pay no buyer’s premium in our bi/monthly card auction (featuring a mix of well over 150 lots of rare and interesting Trade and Tobacco issues spanning the 19th and 20th Centuries!)
Receive our magazine ‘Card World’ – packed with entertaining and informative articles on cards and providing you with full reports from our local branches and details of commercial card auctions around the UK.
Get free access to a national network of branch meetings and auctions as well as free entry into our annual convention
Get discount on all our reference books
Apart from the tangible benefits outlined above many of our members comment on how much they’ve enjoyed just meeting other collectors and building a network of contacts around the UK (indeed many of us have met people across the globe!). Visiting your local branch or even a branch meeting further afield you’ll find a host of welcoming people (and plenty of cards to look through of course!)
Having set up the Card World website we are working on further benefits for our members that we’ll keep you updated on. We are still looking at all our options at present but if there is anything you’d like to know about the society or anything else you’d appreciate as a member then please just get in touch!
I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and New Year, and are now fully recovered and raring to carry on with your collecting! As usual, the auction contains a great mixture of sets and types, both tobacco and trade. Highlights include 2 Maynards
I was asked this time by two new bidders whether or not they had to bid in multiples of £5. My reply was that I welcomed any bid, and many of you obtain lots because you do NOT bid in multiples of £5. I mention this because I had a classic example
If you're visiting London or live nearby then why not come to the London Branch Christmas Meeting on Thursday 15th December from 5pm-8pm? It is open to all so whether you're a member or not; you're guaranteed a warm welcome. There will be free food a