The home of the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain

Member Benefits

Although this website is new; the CSGB has been running continuously for nearly 90 years! You can read all about the history of the society here. There are many benefits to joining the society but here are just a few:

  • Encourage collectors to come together to share information and to chat about cards
  • Maintain links and share research with card collectors overseas
  • Have a wide range of reference books for sale, detailing all known tobacco issues and UK trade cards, with discounts for members
  • Maintain a fantastic library of books, magazines, and papers, which members can borrow
  • Publish a regular bi-monthly, printed, colour A5 size magazine called ‘Card World’
  • Run an annual competition “The Cartophilic Cup”, where members select the best article of the year
  • Have local branches and clubs throughout the UK who host regular meetings, fairs and auctions
  • Host a huge annual card fair, which moves around England so that local collectors can visit every few years (members can attend this free of charge and go in earlier than the general public)
  • Have a bi-monthly members-only card auction, with no buyers premiums for members

Every card collector (regardless of whereabouts in the world you are!) is welcome to join the Society. Recently, realising that postage is growing ever more expensive, we began to offer worldwide subscriptions online. It is too early to say if it will be extended to UK members, but we welcome your opinions. You can read more about this scheme here: 


By joining Our Society,
You will certainly get more pleasure from Your hobby.

And with Your help, the work of Our Society will continue,
to the benefit of ALL who appreciate cards.

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