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Reference Materials

Welcome to our Bookshop, Library and Magazine Gallery.

Our society has had a long history of research into tobacco and trade cards on sport and non sport themes, and from this research we have published a wide range of reference works. These have been continually updated and are now considered essential guides for collectors.

Our reference materials department is really split into three, as shown below. Each of the blocks has a page all its own, and that is accessible by clicking on the blue headings at each start point. So lets start with:


this is where we sell brand new copies of all our reference works. Do note that Society Members receive a discount on our books; yet another privilege of joining us.


this is the home of our vast collection of reference books and papers, plus a full catalogue, and details of how to use the service.


this page tells the story of our card collecting magazine, in all its variations, since it was first issued in 1939. There’s also the beginnings of a cover gallery. 

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