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May 2017 CSGB Postal Auction – Now Closed

Well here I am, writing my jottings for the Convention Auction. I know it is a cliché, but where have the last 12 months gone? The days and weeks seem to have flown by! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the vendors who supply the material for the auction, and of course also the people who bid, without you the auction could not carry on. As has been the case for a few years, there will be no live auction at the Convention. However, the lots will be available to view, on Saturd

2017 Convention – Stratford – 29th & 30th April

The largest meeting in the world for trade & cigarette card collectors will take place on 29th – 30th April at the Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridge Foot, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6YY. This is a venue that we have used in the past and it has always been popular with dealers & collectors alike. There are already nearly 100 tables booked and dealers will be offering cards for sale that have been issued during the last 130 years or so. Opening times on Saturday are 10 -6 for Society member & 1

CSGB Jan/Feb Auction – Now Closed

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 Football Clubs, a set of Somportex Battle Medals still in their original packets, 6 lots of Fairweather Historic Buildings of Scotland, the first batch of some Guinea Gold and Tabs Cricketers, Mitchell Actresses FROGA, some American issues and Playe

Hants and Surrey – January 2017 Auction

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 of bidding that extra pound, when on Lot 130 in Oct. I received five bids, ALL for £85. Once again, we had bids on a really good number of the Lots, and again at least two of you mentioned the fact that when they bid, they realised they would not

London Branch Christmas Meeting 15th December

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 and over 100 cheap auction lots to suit all collectors. The meeting is held at the Carpenters Arms, near Marble Arch tube station where they have a wide selection of real ales to help keep the winter cold at bay! So if you need a break from the Chr