We regret there will be no Cartophilic Convention this year. The decision has been made on grounds of safety and of health. It may turn out that coronavirus has been entirely defeated by October. Or it may not. A large proportion of our collecting f
A Quick Question! Does anyone know what the additional reference numbers against the A & B C Gum sets listed in our trade index refer to?
Two years in the making, this week`s featured book is the North American Reference Book This contains all C19th tobacco insert series, including special printed albums and banners but not photographic issues, pins and silks. There are in total 357
Originally written by J Walton and published August 2014... As I drove to work one morning recently I tuned into a conversation about trading cards on the Radio 4 Today programme. The reporter was bemoaning the fact that in the recent World Cu
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Auction News & Views
We are delighted to see more auction houses returning, some even with viewing facilities, though actual sales remain online. Anyway here are a few catalogues for you to look at!
BREAKING NEWS – do you remember Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? If so Hansons are selling the version of her used in the stage musical on the 10th of July, along with the version found in the scrapyard scene. There are 40 odd lots of assorted props, two beach huts, sheds to enhance your garden, fake sweets from the factory, golden chairs, the characters beds etc. Have a look at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/hansons/catalogue-id-hanson10250?utm_source=SR_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_control&utm_term=20200705&utm_content=hanson10250
UPDATED 8th JULY : Originally we said that this had nothing to do with cards BUT Chitty Chitty Bang Bang appeared on lots of cards including a complete SET issued by Scanlens in Australia. Several of the cards can be seen at https://www.collectors.com/trading-cards/scanlens-scanlens-chitty-chitty-bang-bang/44877 – and look at how they have put the card number on her radiator! Closer to home, in 1971, Primrose Confectionery also issued a set of trade cards, eBay has a few – but their links are awful, just too long to type in. Its always quicker to say just click HERE
And if you are curious of where the film version is now, check this out https://altdriver.com/classics/chitty-chitty-bang-bang-car/ – What I would like to know is why this person wanted it, there must be a fascinating back story …
also on the 10th of July, in Scarborough, check out David Duggleby Auctions – https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/david-duggleby-scarborough/catalogue-id-srda10379
Greetings to everyone in Ireland. We have not been to Mullens – Laurel Park before so it is great to feature you and your sale on the 11th. Its their Collectors Cabinet Sale. The card lots are HERE on page 6 but the entire catalogue can be viewed at https://www.mullenslaurelpark.com/auctions/1002/GEN
thats it! I`m off to start perusing a few more catalogues ….
Don’t forget, if you spot cards or cartophilic items in any non card specialist auction catalogues you receive, or have any tales to tell about any unusual lots you buy, please contact us HERE
send us your wants lists (or reply to posted lists) using our contact form – found by clicking HERE let’s start with :
African Tobacco Manufacturers : Postage Stamps Rarest Varieties – anyone willing to make a checklist of all 100 cards ?
wanted – a range of modern Everton cards. Check the whole list at After Everton
looking for a Kelloggs 3D animal series card, ‘crocodile’ a fairly modern card, about 1970.
Although I’m after various other odds, this one seems to be the longest
outstanding card i need to complete my set.