As well as this, our own website, and our branch websites, there are many other sites on cards from around the world that we think are really worth a look, whether that be for reference, entertainment or simply anything useful relating to the hobby. We aren’t paid to include these links and so we’ll only recommend sites we use regularly ourselves.
If you think there is a site we’ve missed that visitors will appreciate do just let us know and we will have a look!
section 1 – general sites on cards
Cigarette Collecting.com – www.cigarettecardcollecting.com – A great forum for collectors of cigarette or trade cards – with lots of great images.
JS Cards – www.cigarettecards.org – The home pages of well known UK dealer, John Shaw, offering 2000+ cards – cigarette, trade, gum tea – and silks
The John Johnson Collection – www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/johnson – An amazing display of cards and ephemera, based at Oxford University.
New York Public Library – http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?col_id=161 – Mainly a selection of images but it is definitely recommended to anyone new to the hobby
section 2 – specialist sites on CIGARETTE cards
PHILLIPS “PINNACE” CARDS:- https://pinnacecards.wordpress.com/ – An exhaustive study – all 2462 players are included on here, pluys variations
section 3 – specialist sites on TRADE cards
BAINES SHIELDS: http://www.ldcauctions.com/Baines1.html – A truly fascinating look at these shaped sports cards from the early 1890s.
BROOKE BOND TEA CARDS: http://www.teacards.com/ – All sets, inserts, and other collectables, plus articles and links to many card collecting sites
FOOTBALL TRADE CARDS : http://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.co.uk/ – A few cigarette cards but mostly trade, from early days to Match Attax.
POKEMON CARDS : http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page – A fantastic resource – all series listed with checklists and illustrations.
REWARD CARDS: http://www.mernick.org.uk/attendance/rewardcards/rewardcards.htm –Amazing lists of cards issued by Schools or Councils for regular attendance
FLAG CARDS: https://www.flagmakers.co.uk/info/flag-memorabilia-collectables/cigarette-trade-cards-portraying-national-flags-emblems/ – A great example of how a commercial company can use cards to promote its site. Oh how we wish more did. Remember these guys when you next buy a flag and say thanks.
section 4 – specialist sites on CONTINENTAL cards
EUROPEAN TRADE CARDS/CHROMOS – http://www.cartolino.com/ – This is a super European one all about Trade Cards and Chromos like Au Bon Marche and Liebig. There is also an English translation button.
section 5 – specialist sites on CLUBS/SOCIETIES
(also check out our own Branch Pages)
The Cigarette Packet Collectors’ Club of Great Britain – http://www.cigarettepacket.com – fantastic website and club as well with bi-annual meetings in London and in Chester. Dont miss the videos they have made.
The Cartophilic Society of New Zealand http://www.cardcollectors.org.nz – Kia-Ora to all our friends in New Zealand and their excellent website. They produce a fantastic magazine and offer a digital membership.
The Australian Cartophilic Society http://www.australiancartophilic.org.au – And hearty greetings to all our friends in Australia, whose website is also well worth a visit.
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!
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
Highlights included Waterman Army Pictures, Cartoons, etc., Duke Fishes & Fishing, as above, Allen & Ginter World’s Racers, a Van Houten selection, Pattreiouex Cricketers, Spanish/Latin American types, early Ogden’s, Taddy Football....,