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Northampton is Next! Branch AGM – Monday October 4th : 6-9 pm

Northampton is Next! Branch AGM – Monday October 4th : 6-9 pm

The Northampton Cigarette & Card Club opened their doors last month for the first time in almost two years. Not much has changed though and they are glad to say that their meetings are staying the same as before they went away, that`s the first Monday in the month, unless its bank holiday, and they run from 6 – 9 pm. Their next meeting is a special one, it will be their Annual General Meeting, and it is on October 4th.

Then to close the year ordinary meetings will be taking place on November 1st and December 6th. Visiting dealers have been booked for each of these meetings, so why not nip along to the Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, Northampton, NN3 3EP.

Like all our Branches and Clubs, new members will be made very welcome.

The club webpage is – where you can read more about this intriguing set by Lee`s Cigarettes of Northampton.

And here is a list of other dates coming up from our other clubs and branches. Remember if you hear of any others, all you have to do is email them to – because the success of this new section depends on you … and also do please tell us if you hear of any changes to the venue, date, time, etc.

our itinerary continues with ;

Thursday 7th October – Kent Card Club …

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October – Our Annual Convention in Salisbury …

Thursday, 14th October – North East Branch

Sunday 17th October – Sussex Branch

Thursday 21st October – London Branch

Saturday 23rd October – East Anglia Cigarette Card Club

Sunday 31st October – Hants & Surrey All Day Fair

Sunday November 7th – Winchester and Solent Branch

Read on for all the details of these events. And if you attend a meeting or a rally, dont forget to tell us all about it, including pictures of all those star buys!

The Kent Card Club will return to Crofton Halls, Crofton Lane, Orpington BR6 8PR on Thursday 7th October, doors opening at 4pm.

November’s meeting will also take place at this same venue on the first Thursday of the month, but their December meeting will be their Grand Christmas Event, so this will take place on a Saturday. that will be the 11th December, but the opening times, along with more details, are still to be confirmed.

This is the highlight of the year for many card collectors, so if you can go along, do!

The webpage for Kent Branch can be found at

And our card is from John Player “Military Series” (1900) 32/50 – showing “The Buffs”, East Kent Regiment


North East Branch are back on track and their next Branch meeting will be steaming into town on Thursday, 14th October at 6.30 pm – hopefully with Mike Heard as Guest Dealer (t.b.c.). This, and all their meetings, will take place at Dunston U.T.S. Stadium, Wellington Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9JL

The rest of their calendar is as follows –
Thursday, 11th November, with Paul Lynch as Guest Dealer.

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and this card is P521-360 [tobacco : UK] Godfrey Phillips “Railway Engines” (1934) 19/25

Sussex Branch will be meeting again on Sunday October 17, at Chailey Parish Hall, Chailey Green Road, Chailey Green, Lewes BN8 4DA. Its on the A 275, next to the Five Bells public house. This will be the fourth meeting for Sussex, who were one of the first branches to return on July 25th following their 16 month enforced closure. That very rainy day saw one Sussex collector getting lost en route to the venue at South Chailey, but still around 20 people turned up – including several visitors whose own branches had not yet opened. There was brisk activity on the tables and a successful bring and buy auction. Society President, John Walton, described Sunday July 25 as “Cartophilic Freedom Day”, as Lea Valley Club was also being re-launched.

Their next meeting will be on November 28.

You can read more about the Branch at

and this card is Lewes Castle, from H554-780.2 [tobacco : UK] R & J Hill “Views of Interest” second series, large size (1938) card 57.

The London Branch welcomes you to their next meeting at “The Carpenters Arms” 12, Seymour Place, Marble Arch, Central London W1E 7NE – a five minute walk from Marble Arch Underground Station (on the Central Line, and within Travelcard Zone 1)

So if you work in London, or have been down there shopping, or day tripping, why not extend your time in our Capital City and have a quick browse with the dealers, or pick up a few keenly priced lots from the regular auction?

This is a very friendly Branch and they welcome new faces. Their 2021 dates are as follows

Thursday 21st October –
Monday 15th November –
Thursday 16th December, which is their Christmas Event – more about that nearer the time, but lets just say this is admirably combined with a trip down to see the Oxford and Regent Street lights.

Visit their webpage at

and this card is John Player “Clocks – Old & New” (1928) 19/20

East Anglia Cigarette Card Club meet from 9am at Roydon Village Hall, High Road, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5RB.

Their full list of dates are :

Saturday 23rd October,
Saturday 20th November,
Saturday 18th December

You can read much more about this club at their own website:

and our featured card is LAM-160 [trade : UK] Lamberts Tea “Historic East Anglia” (1963) 10/25

The next Hants and Surrey All Day Fair will be at on the 31st of October at Normandy Village Hall. Read more at

And here is a report on their August event, courtesy of John Walton :

Hants and Surrey branch joined the growing list of branches and clubs returning after 17 months away when they met on the 8th of August. The attendance in the low twenties was a little down on pre-lockdown days –but there was great enthusiasm from those who did turn out in appalling weather. Does anybody recall whether it rained on St Swithuns Day? We actively encouraged COVID compliance, including the fact that masks were worn everywhere except for when eating and drinking; and dealer tables were very busy. Eventually Keith Johnson and Roger Whichelow, looking like veteran Buzz Lightyears, presided over the bring and buy auction. It was very sad to reflect that three of our prominent members had passed away, and that Bill Blount, well known Normandy Veteran, had moved to a Nursing Home. Well, unless there is a serious deterioration in the COVID situation we are hoping to have our next all day event on Sunday October 31. Our next Postal Auction Catalogue was circulated with the next printed issue of “Card World”, bidding closes on November 5th, and the lots will be available for viewing, on, request, at that October Fair.

Graham Wright, Club Treasurer

Our featured card is P246-560 [tobacco : UK] Pattrieouex “The English and Welsh Counties” (1928) 7/50

Winchester and Solent Branch are holding an all day fair and auction from 10 am on the 7th of November at Botley Market Hall, High Street, Botley, near Southampton SO30 2EA. Originally built in 1850, this hall is right in the centre of the village, and has a car park to the rear. It was refurbished in 2012 to give full access to all areas, it even has a stairlift! To read more, go to our Branch web page :

Here is a report from their first meeting:

We met for the first time in 17 months at Botley on Sunday 1st August and were very pleased with the level of attendance. Hopefully this will continue in September. Below are the details of our meeting dates for the next 12 months and we would like to confirm that meetings are normally held between 2 and 4 pm, with the exception of our ’All Day’ events in November and May, which commence at 10am.

2021 – November 7th, December 5th

2022 – January 2nd, February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st (our Spring Rally), June 5th, July 3rd. August 7th.

and this card is John Player “Racing Yachts” (1938) 15/25

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