As well as this, our own website, and our branch websites, there are many other sites on cards from around the world that we think are really worth a look, whether that be for reference, entertainment or simply anything useful relating to the hobby. We aren’t paid to include these links and so we’ll only recommend sites we use regularly ourselves.
If you think there is a site we’ve missed that visitors will appreciate do just let us know and we will have a look!
WEBSITES ON CARDS IN GENERAL :
Cigarette Collecting.com (www.cigarettecardcollecting.com) – A great forum for collectors of cards whether they be cigarette or trade. The guys on there are only too willing to help collectors and you’ll see plenty of great images in their gallery.
JS Cards – (www.cigarettecards.org) The well known UK based card dealer, John Shaw, has now gone online with a shop selling hundreds of sets of cards. Over the coming months he will be adding more and more for sale on the site and there is sure to be something for every collector!
The John Johnson Collection (www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/johnson) – The website of our friends at Oxford University. A fantastic array of ephemera and some superb cigarette and trade cards.
The New York Public Library (http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?col_id=161)- Primarily a selection of images of cigarette cards but there is a great selection and I would recommend it to anyone new to the hobby as you can quickly see a wide range of what is out there waiting for you!
WEBSITES SPECIALISING IN CERTAIN CARDS:
BAINES SHIELDS: http://www.ldcauctions.com/Baines1.html – these sporting shaped cards, dating from the turn of the last century, are fascinating, and this is a truly incredible website.
BROOKE BOND TEA CARDS: http://www.teacards.com/ – If you collect Brooke Bond cards, this is the site for you! A complete guide to all sets, worldwide, single inserts,, and other collectables producded by and for the Company – plus interesting articles and links to many card collecting sites
FOOTBALL TRADE CARDS : http://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.co.uk/ – A site dedicated to Football cards. On it you’ll see predominantly UK issues but if you collect football cards this should really be your homepage! Some great info from Alan Jenkins on cards ranging from early tobacco and trade through to recent Match Attax – well worth a look.
POKEMON CARDS : http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page – A fantastic resource for those interested in Pokemon cards. You’ll find all series listed with checklists and illustrations – perhaps the most informative Pokemon site we’ve seen!
REWARD CARDS: http://www.mernick.org.uk/attendance/rewardcards/rewardcards.htm – All about those postcard sized cards which were issued by Schools and Councils to reward regular attendance. Lots of illustrations – and checklists
WEBSITES SPECIALISING IN CARDS FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES:
AMERICA : www.network54.com/Forum/526604 – A must see for anyone that specialises in American cards. The gallery is quite simply superb and I’d recommend anyone to have a look.
EUROPEAN TRADE CARDS/CHROMOS : http://www.cartolino.com/ – This is a super European one all about Trade Cards and Chromos like Au Bon Marche and Liebig. There is also an English translation button.
WEBSITES FOR CLUBS AND SOCIETIES (also check out our Branch Pages)
The Cigarette Packet Collectors’ Club of Great Britain (www.cigarettepacket.com) – Barry Russell’s website for the CPCC and a fantastic club as well. If you get a chance we’d recommend the videos that he has made. Not only will you learn a little about the hobby but you’ll see some fantastic rare items in the process!
The Cartophilic Society of New Zealand (http://www.cardcollectors.org.nz) – Our friends in New Zealand’s website. They offer a fantastic magazine to collectors and also offer a digital membership
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