The home of the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain

Hants & Surrey Branch

Secretary: Beverly Wright
Telephone: 0118 9730334

We have been a branch since the early 1980s, and for a considerable time now have been meeting every second Sunday of the month at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, GU3 2DD.

Normandy Village Hall






This is an attractive hall with an interesting history, read :


our all day fairs and auctions  

These run from 10am till 4pm, with the auction starting at 2.30pm. National Dealers will be in attendance bringing table loads of cards. Absentee bidding is allowed in our auction, by post, telephone and email, we have no buyers premium nor VAT, and the bidding runs as follows:

Up to £30, by £1; from £31 – £50, by £2;
between £51 – £100, by £5; and once over £100, by £10.

Auction catalogues are available by e-mail, and can be received by contacting the secretary whose number appears above. All cards are carefully graded by Vernon who has been an auction organiser and card grader for 35 years. The closing Date for Postal Bids is the Saturday before – but do get them in as early as you can, both to avoid late arrival, and to lessen the risk of being outbid by someone who left the same bid as you, but earlier. Telephone and e-mail bids are accepted up to 12.00 noon on the Saturday. Successful absentee bidders will receive their lots, or at least be notified of their success, within 10 days of the auction. As usual, all postage and packaging costs are payable by the successful bidder, and payment must be made, with invoice, within 7 days of receipt.

And here`s what you missed last time…

Thank you to everyone who attended our all day fair and auction in person and everyone who left bids. Our auctions are always full of wonderful things.

We definitely seem to get a good range of oddities, starting with Lot 1, 48 cards issued by Caperns Bird Seed, including the special album, listings and three different special coupons. One of the listings was only in fair condition but they are scarce items these days. The estimate was a very low £90. Did you buy them to add to your card aviary? If so do get in touch. We do like hearing what happens to our lots along their collecting journey.

Other highlights were :

A & BC Gum – a complete set of “Footballers, Green Back, Scottish (rub coin)

BAT – “Water Girl”s, five different as separate lots, plus two “Star Girl”s also as separate lots

Brooke Bond – “Place The Face” of Steve McQueen/Elvis Presley/Elizabeth Taylor

Carreras – a complete set of “Women on War Work”

Gallaher – a complete set of “Regimental Colours and Standards”

Guerin-Boutron – thirty different “Celebrities of the Day”

Hill – “Famous Film Stars”, a set, of the scarce Arabic back format

All but one Home Weekly “Little Charlie Cards” (Chaplin), the missing one being no.1, of course

Phillips – silk football “League Colours” eight different teams spread over two lots (Exeter City, Blackburn Rovers, Northampton, West Bromwich Albion, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Coventry City, Hull

Felix Potin – two Cyclists from their Second Collection

Radio Review – a set of “Photos of Radio Stars, stuck in the special album”

a 36 page album of Foreign Coins issued by “The Rover”

five “Smiths Battlefields of Great Britain” as separate lots, (Chalgrove Field, Hexham, Otterburn and Tewkesbury), all with different brand backs

Taddy English Royalty, “Princess Alexandria”, catalogued at £900

United Automobile – “United Series”

Wills – “Time and Money in Different Countries”, including an error card without “Wills” to front

uncut Turf slides

two Wills “Seaside Resorts”, each with Gold Flake backs, (Great Yarmouth and Weymouth)

– to name but a few……

Do note that our regular branch meetings start at 2pm and run for a couple of hours, giving attenders time to chat about our collections and make new friends. So why not join us?

Our headline card is number 7 of Pattrieouex`s 1928 series “The English and Welsh Counties”. A most attractive set. This particular card shows Guildford and refers to the many lavender fields which were in the area, producing cologne etc for Yardley and many other companies. If anyone has a nice early trade card they would like us to display here … please contact us. We did come across a great article which you might like to read on the subject, and the link to that is –


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