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 a very interesting back story, read it at :


Just announced:
our first 2020 all day fair and auction dates –
12 January & 12 April

These will run from 10am till 4pm, and include a 350 lot auction starting at 2.30pm. Five National Dealers will be in attendance bringing tableloads 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 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.

Do note that our meetings are split between these all day fairs and our half day regular branch meetings. These regular meetings start at 2pm and run for a couple of hours, giving attenders a good 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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