Northampton12th September 2017 by webspinner
Secretary: Glyn Roberts
Welcome to Northampton and District Cigarette Card Club, which formerly met at Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Northampton, NN3 3EP.
We are now operating in this virtual form only, but we still offer the same warm welcome to new members; whether you are a long standing collector intrigued to find out more about us, or a new collector wishing to know more about cards
Our featured card is by local manufacturer J. Lees, it dates from 1912, was issued in their hand-filled cigarettes, and the cards all show footballers from the Northampton Town Football Club. This was a series of 21 cards, but for some reason each of the card numbers are prefixed by the number 3, which makes it look as if there were over 300 cards in the set. A list of all the cards may be found at https://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/j-lees-son-northampton-town-football.html
Do note card 3-01 actually shows W.D. Tull. And to read more about him, as a footballer and war hero, click https://claptonfootballclub.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/walter-tull/comment-page-1/
We also love the back images of these cards, with their patriotic exhortations – “Smoke Northampton Made Cigarettes” – and “Support Local Industry”, so the back is also reproduced on this page; in fact, we were the first Society Branch to show the back of a cigarette card on our webpage..
By the way… it was very exciting to see our featured card reproduced on the back cover of a recent edition of “Card World” Magazine as part of the selection from Postal Auction 558. Did you all spot it? The first thing we noticed was that our card has more equality to the borders, whilst the card on the magazine favours the left side. Does this mean they were hand-cut as well as hand-filled? Actually there were two cards on offer in the auction. We wonder if a local collector bought one, or both? If it was you, do get in touch
A warning….. if you come across a card, or cards, from this set being sold cheaply do check it carefully, because this sought-after set has been reproduced as “The Nostalgia Classic Limited Edition Collection”. The makers have clearly marked their cards as being reprints on the bottom under the framelines, but this can be removed by cutting it very close to the picture.
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
The Sunbury Antique Fair on July 7th may not be a dedicated card fair but there are approximately 700 stalls and it's free admission and free parking, so it's worth walking round just in case. There used to be approximately 700 stalls around the rac
We had an email from a keen collector seeking modern Everton cards. Here is his list so do go hunting through your moderns, and he will either swap or buy. You see, even though our forum is not currently operational, if you have a wants list why
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