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No Festival of Cards!
No Reading Fair!
And now, regrettably, we must announce that there will be no Society Branch Events for the foreseeable future.
In these problematical times we can but dream of the fun we used to have at branches, the pals we used to meet, and the cards we used to find. However our branches will continue to run – just in a virtual form. Weblinks appear below, just click on any name to visit, and their contents are starting to be updated. Just don’t forget to tell us all your news and stories so that these pages stay as vibrant and exciting as the offline events used to be. And if you are stuck indoors for whatever reason, we hope you find our site a welcome diversion from your isolation…
As always, change is just an opportunity to make things better and brighter. So the sites above are about to receive a major overhaul.
Please note all dates mentioned within these sites are no longer valid. They will however have to temporarily stay while the content can be downloaded to disc for future replacement, once the current situation is over, and peace is once again restored to our world.
As mentioned above, our annual two-day Card Fair has also become a casualty. This year we were off to
But we plan a postponement, not a cancellation. Read all about this, and keep up with all the breaking news at:
The following weblinks will whisk you to our Overseas Branches. Whilst travelling there in person may not be possible, a virtual visit can still be entertaining
Our two Antipodean Associates
are both full websites, run by themselves:
Well worth a visit, this is an extensive website with lots to read, including the history of the A.C.S. since it’s founding in 1968.
Today we are delighted to report they have almost 300 members, who recieve, and enjoy regular newsletters, postal auctions, meetings, competitions, and five card fairs a year.
In addition, representatives often stall out at regional non-society fairs to keep cards in the public eye.
And they also maintain a library of reference books and information, as well as an online shop for cards, books and collectors supplies.
The Cartophilic Society of New Zealand Inc was formed in 1975, along the lines of our own Society That was now over 40 years ago, and we are delighted to report that they now have around 150 members.
Trade Cards actually appeared before cigarette cards in New Zealand; still today, their largest card issuer, with over 100 different sets, is a trade one – Sanitarium, makers of Weet-Bix, the top selling breakfast cereal in New Zealand, since 1941.
The Society holds regular meetings, attended by local and national dealers; also members trade amongst themselves, much like in the UK. They also hold a National Card Convention, again along the same lines as us – usually held over 2 days in April at a different place in the country every year.
At the moment this is simply a homepage run by us, rather than a full website, and its really only just starting to be constructed.
So if anyone out there specialises in South African cards and would like to assist do get in touch!
We do know that most collectors in this country will be familiar with the large and attractive hard back albums containing South African cards. They turn up frequently at auctions and at book sales, in fact some people do believe them to be books.
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
We regret that the following Branches are no longer in operation. However we add them here in fond memory of the pleasure they brought to so many collectors, that their rich histories might be preserved rather than forgotten, and in the hope that one day a local collector may read of their tales, and breathe of new life into their veins…
A dilemma. Imagine you are, or know a card collector who lives outside the UK, who would be really interested to join us, were it not for the high cost of the overseas subscription? If only there was a way to reduce this cost. And now there is!
have uploaded their next "Type List" at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/tim-davidson/catalogue-id-srti10122 Please do take a look and bid sportingly. Few auctions are running, so we must reward those who are.
Although the Convention has been postponed, the auction will still go ahead with the same finish date of 1st May. Unless there are more lockdown restrictions imposed I am aiming to send lots out to winning bidders on or about 6th May. Of course the
This early American pasteboard representation, part of a set of "Holidays", is a charming way to pass on our St Patrick's Day greetings to collectors worldwide. It has endured two World Wars, and many other historical events of a worrisome nature,