The home of the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain

Useful Links

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 – – A great forum for collectors of cigarette or trade cards – with lots of great images. 

JS Cards – – The home pages of well known UK dealer, John Shaw, offering 2000+ cards – cigarette, trade, gum tea – and silks

The John Johnson Collection – – An amazing display of cards and ephemera, based at Oxford University.

New York Public Library – – 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:- exhaustive study –  all 2462 players are included on here, pluys variations 

section 3 – specialist sites on TRADE cards

BAINES SHIELDS: – A truly fascinating look at these shaped sports cards from the early 1890s.

BROOKE BOND TEA CARDS: – All sets, inserts, and other collectables, plus articles and links to many card collecting sites

FOOTBALL TRADE CARDS – A few cigarette cards but mostly trade, from early days to Match Attax.

POKEMON CARDS : – A fantastic resource – all series listed with checklists and illustrations. 

REWARD CARDS: lists of cards issued by Schools or Councils for regular attendance

FLAG CARDS –  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 – – 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 –  – 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 – 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 – And hearty greetings to all our friends in Australia, whose website is also well worth a visit. 

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