North American Reference Book (RB151)22nd June 2020 by Sam Whiting
Two years in the making, this week`s featured book is the North American Reference Book
This contains all C19th tobacco insert series, including special printed albums and banners but not photographic issues, pins and silks.
There are in total 357 pages, with 250 colour illustrations and about 2600 cards shown in total.
There is an introduction, followed by an Index based on the World Index references and followed by a handbook section that is in American Card Catalog sequence (N, A and G numbers). The book contains all updates by Chris Benjamin and Forbes/Mitchell as well as quite a few completely new series. Almost every series is illustrated (every backlisted set is in large size so that it can be read), and every unnumbered series is listed in full, with illustrations of nearly every untitled card. Over 90% of the cards listed have been compared with the actual cards and updated where necessary. There are of course additions to many of the incomplete lists and illustrations of subjects.
We regret there will be no Cartophilic Convention this year. The decision has been made on grounds of safety and of health. It may turn out that coronavirus has been entirely defeated by October. Or it may not. A large proportion of our collecting f
A Quick Question! Does anyone know what the additional reference numbers against the A & B C Gum sets listed in our trade index refer to?
Two years in the making, this week`s featured book is the North American Reference Book This contains all C19th tobacco insert series, including special printed albums and banners but not photographic issues, pins and silks. There are in total 357
Originally written by J Walton and published August 2014... As I drove to work one morning recently I tuned into a conversation about trading cards on the Radio 4 Today programme. The reporter was bemoaning the fact that in the recent World Cu