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2019 Convention – Nottingham 26th/27th April

Table booking forms have been pouring in at the time of writing this post-Christmas update. Forty-four tables have already been booked with wall tables doing particularly well, so don’t leave it too late to complete your table booking form. Additional forms can be obtained from me (contact details are on the inside page of the magazine). The Convention would be an ideal way for members to dispose of unwanted cards and this year we will have a dedicated swap room for Match Attax and the like.

Hants and Surrey – January 2019 Auction

In this Auction, 'the collection' again features items at Lots 6 - 71, including 4 with high catalogue values. One set, scarce as set, is catalogued at £1900, but is not that popular. What reserve can I give, when the cards are in VG condition. The vendor has decided on £650 as a reserve, and we shall see if this set is worth this in due time. 'The collection' also offers some sets from both Player and Wills which are offered at modest reserves, but in mostly as good condition as you can

A surprise purchase in Hong Kong – Brian Joyce

As some of you might know, I have been absent from the UK branch circuit for the last 24 years whilst working as a contract finance manager for a construction company in the middle and far east until 2017 when I finally retired. Although I was unable to attend any SCSGB branch meetings, I was still able to pick up a quantity of Chinese cigarettes cards and advertisement posters when I was working on the construction of Hong Kong Airport in the mid 1990’s. After searching the backstreets of H

CSGB January 2019 Auction – Now Accepting Bids

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 – Now Closed

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