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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

CSGB July/August Auction – Now Accepting Bids

The experiment of showing estimates will continue. I have had a few members telling me that they much prefer the auction list to show estimates. Remember, the lower estimate will be slightly above the reserve price requested by the vendor. I will give a few examples; an estimate of £6-8 will denote a reserve of £5, an estimate of £25-30 will denote a reserve of around £20 and an estimate of £80-100 will denote a reserve of around £70. Obviously bidders can decide how much they wish to bid,

New Issues – July/August 2016

July/August New Issues by John Cahill ‘Bear Yo-Yo’s Time Travel Adventure It has come to my notice that there are quite a few varieties in this issue. There are colour changes, not just different print runs and alterations to the picture. I have shown both cards of number 30 the original with the severed head dripping with blood and the reprint with the leg of chicken. I assume they changed the picture after some complaints, not quite PC! Scan 004 Brioche Pasquier ‘Pitch’ ‘Team