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Online Overseas Subscription – Click for details

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!  Because it is the cost of posting our magazines by airmail that makes this membership so expensive. And we can now offer an electronic overseas subscription.....  ....with which, you can still: Bid in the auctions, with no buyer’s prem

CSGB October 2019 Auction – Now accepting bids

Anyone want to buy a large cricket collection. Only joking! That is what I wrote on the Saturday afternoon of the 3rd Ashes Test. As you will know, England managed a magnificent 67 all out in their 1st innings, with only Root and Bairstow out to good deliveries, the rest just threw their wickets away. What on earth was Ben Stokes doing, playing at such a wide ball when England were 30 odd for 3! I am a great fan of Stokes, but that was plain stupidity! I know I said previously that I would not

New Handbook of Felts & Leathers – Available Now!

The Handbook is divided into two parts and provides comprehensive listings and illustrations of known ‘Felt’ and ‘Leather’ Designs issued by Tobacco and Trading Companies in North America, Canada & Great Britain between 1910 and 1915. Part 1 relates to the ‘Felt’ issues with 46 pages, including 20 pages of 450 coloured illustrations, and Part 2 the ‘Leather’ Issues, with 28 pages, including over 60 illustrations. The miniature ‘Flannels’, ‘Blankets ‘ and ‘Rug

2013 Convention – Woking

H Notable events were: Mr. G Rogers and Mr. V Young receiving life membership, Mr. J Devaney recieving the Cartophilic Cup. Sadly we heard the announcement that our West Country Branch would be closing in the near future.

2014 Convention – Southport

The 2014 CSGB Convention & AGM was held on the 25th and 26th April at  Southport Theatre & Convention Centre which is situated on the Promenade just off the town centre. There is some parking next to the venue with several other car parks and street parking close by. There are also two Park & Ride car parks. It is only a short walk from the rail station and, being a popular holiday resort, there is a good choice of accommodation available. There will also be a special displ

2018 Convention – Kings Lynn

And a warm welcome back to the convention, last in Norfolk ten years ago, when it took place in Norwich. Ten years on, and hundreds of card collectors from all over the globe are converging on Kings Lynn. After searching East Anglia, we hit on "Lynnsport" a leisure complex run by Alive Leisure, with the usual easy level access for all visitors, catering facilities and car parks, plus great transport links. The convention will be open Saturday and Sunday. Special this year the local branc