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CSGB Nov/Dec Auction (PA547) – Now Accepting Bids!

I would like to wish all members and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year; I cannot believe that it is that time already! I am getting a little low on lots to be entered into the auction, so if any member would like to enter cards in a future auction then please get in touch. If you refer to the prices realised from past auctions you will see which items generally sell and which do not. I would also like to reiterate a couple of points. Firstly, bidders will always get the l

Hants & Surrey October Auction – Now Accepting Bids

In July, we topped 500 bids. I think this is the first time this milestone has been reached. This does seem to show that more collectors are realising that cards sold in auctions such as ours can be purchased for the price bid, and not having to work out how much extra the cost of Commission, VAT., and feed for posting can be. Of course we cannot match the larger auctions in diversity and quantity, but we do still get quite a lot of quality cards, usually at a reasonable price when compared to t

CSGB Sept/Oct Auction – Now Accepting Bids

I am writing this as a great sporting summer continues. Sadly, England were their usual dismal selves at Euro2016, but no real surprise in that! Will Sam Alardyce be a miracle worker? In cricket, England have just drawn the test series against Pakistan, with another inconsistent display, top class one match and very ordinary the next. Lord Geoffrey of Boycott said that England should aim to score 600 batting first at the Oval, only managed 320 odd and in return Pakistan made 540, so game over a

July Hants and Surrey Branch Auction – Prices Realised

As many of you will know; the bidding has now concluded on the July H&S auction and Vernon has kindly provided us with a summary of the prices realised which you can view below in full. The auction was well attended with 29 lots selling to bidders in the room. Some of the higher prices achieved in this auction were for scarcer earlier sets as you would expect with Salmon & Gluckstein's 'Traditions of the Army and Navy' (£195), Wills 'Beauties P/C inset' (£415) and Kinney's 'Famous

Updated Silk Handbook – Get your copy now!

The comprehensive and  popular  ‘Handbook of Worldwide Tobacco & Trade Silk Issues’ has  been revised and updated and the new soft cover reference book, as shown above, is now available for sale from the Cartophilic Society. In addition to the numerous updates there are many new entries of previously unrecorded silk issues with 27 additional  pages of  text and listings, 10% more than in the previous handbook. The new 365 page book also includes 2130 detailed illustrations, all o