Nottingham & East Midlands Branch14th September 2017 by Michele Auborn
Secretary: Alan Wain
We meet bi-monthly on Thursdays from 7.30 to 9.30 pm at West Bridgford Conservative Club, 28 Rectory Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6BG
Our area includes Derbyshire, Leicestershire, parts of Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland, and we were delighted to meet a lot of local collectors, perhaps prospective new members, from these areas at the CARTOPHILIC SOCIETY ANNUAL CARD FAIR AND CONVENTION held on Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th of April, at the DeVere Jubilee Conference Centre & Hotel, Triumph Road NG8 1DH.
We have co-hosted the Annual Convention twice before; in 1998, which was The Society`s 60th Anniversary – and in 2006, which is described and photographed at:
NOTTINGHAM has many card connections.
It’s the home of John Player, whose first advertising cards were issued in the 1890s. These were closely followed by a set of 20 “Castles and Abbeys” in 1895, which were issued as either bordered or unbordered cards. Yes card collecting complexities were there right from the start! The card we illustrate is Fountains Abbey, in the unbordered version, and we also show its back, mainly so you can see the design of Nottingham Castle that was used on early cards and packets.
John Player issued cigarette cards right through the inter-war years, including many sets of adhesive (or sticky) back sets which had special albums, but they stopped issuing cards just after the start of the Second World War.
This was not the end though, we wonder if any of you may remember finding cards in with their “Doncella”, “Grandee” and “Tom Thumb” brands in the 1970s and 80s? These cards are excellently produced.
If you are on flickr, check out https://www.flickr.com/photos/50284741@N02.
You might also be interested in this website – both to read, and to get involved with!
Nottingham is also the site of the oldest Inn in England, “Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem”, dating back to 1189, still in business, and coincidentally shown on a John Player card. Anyone have one to scan for us? Plus its the home of Nottingham Forest Football Club, as shown on our header card. Does anyone know who issued this? And its also where HP Sauce was invented. Who remembers “Wilson`s Gravy” now eh? If YOU dont, check out
But we must not leave this area without a nod to Robin Hood – as portrayed by Errol Flynn on this super Mitchell Stars of Screen and History card (number 11), as well as countless other incarnations, even a whole set issued by Typhoo Tea.
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!
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 goo
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.
Oh to be in England now that summer’s there! Writing this in mid-June, it is not very warm and the rain is affecting the cricket World Cup with 3 games abandoned so far. I shouldn’t grumble, it has given me the chance to get the auction listing