Nottingham Branch14th Sep 2017 by Michele Auborn
Secretary: Alan Wain
We meet bi-monthly on Thursdays.
Our Branch Meetings take place from 7.30 to 8.30 pm at West Bridgford Conservative Club, 28 Rectory Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6BG
Our area includes Derbyshire, Leicestershire, parts of Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. All card collectors from this area are welcome to our meetings.
We have hosted the Cartophilic Society Annual Convention twice; in 1998, which was The Society`s 60th Anniversary – and 2006, which is described / photographed at: http://www.csogb.co.uk/CSGB/News/Convention/C2006/Pics2006.htm
NOTTINGHAM has many card connections.
It’s the home of John Player, whose first advertising cards were issued in the 1890s, closely followed by a set of 20 “Castles and Abbeys” in 1895, which were issued as either bordered or unbordered cards. Yes those card collecting complexities were about right from the start! This card is Fountains Abbey, the unbordered version, and on the left is its back so you can see the design of Nottingham Castle that they used on their early cards and their packets.
John Player issued cigarette cards right through World War One and the inter-war years, plus many sets of adhesive (or sticky) back sets and their special albums, but stopped issuing cards just after the start of the Second World War. However their “Doncella”, “Grandee” and “Tom Thumb” brands briefly issued cards again in the 1970s and 80s.
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