Find Your Local Branch
And so now we wait ….
One day, with luck, and perseverance, our patience may be rewarded. Till then, we can but dream of the fun we used to have at branches, the pals we used to meet, and the cards we found.
…while the halls may be closed, and travelling, or meeting, be impossible, our branches are still here – and they too are waiting; they wait for you, to tell us all your memories of them, show us archive material, and pass on any local card related news, and, hopefully, signs that renewal may not be too far away. So let’s make these pages as fun and exciting as going to branches in person used to be. And let’s inspire a host of new branch members to come along and fill those halls when the great day of release at last arrives.
Our contact form is waiting for all your memories, just click HERE
As always, change is just an opportunity to make things better and brighter. So the sites above are about to receive a major overhaul.
Please note all dates mentioned within these sites are no longer valid. They will however have to temporarily stay while the content can be downloaded to disc for future replacement, once the current situation is over, and peace is once again restored to our world.
As mentioned above, our annual two-day Card Fair has also become a casualty. This year we were off to
But we plan a postponement, not a cancellation. Read all about this, and keep up with all the breaking news at:
The following weblinks will whisk you to our Overseas Branches. Whilst travelling there in person may not be possible, a virtual visit can still be entertaining
Our two Antipodean Associates
are both full websites, run by themselves:
Well worth a visit, this is an extensive website with lots to read, including the history of the A.C.S. since it’s founding in 1968.
Today we are delighted to report they have almost 300 members, who recieve, and enjoy regular newsletters, postal auctions, meetings, competitions, and five card fairs a year.
In addition, representatives often stall out at regional non-society fairs to keep cards in the public eye.
And they also maintain a library of reference books and information, as well as an online shop for cards, books and collectors supplies.
The Cartophilic Society of New Zealand Inc was formed in 1975, along the lines of our own Society That was now over 40 years ago, and we are delighted to report that they now have around 150 members.
Trade Cards actually appeared before cigarette cards in New Zealand; still today, their largest card issuer, with over 100 different sets, is a trade one – Sanitarium, makers of Weet-Bix, the top selling breakfast cereal in New Zealand, since 1941.
The Society holds regular meetings, attended by local and national dealers; also members trade amongst themselves, much like in the UK. They also hold a National Card Convention, again along the same lines as us – usually held over 2 days in April at a different place in the country every year.
At the moment this is simply a homepage run by us, rather than a full website, and its really only just starting to be constructed.
So if anyone out there specialises in South African cards and would like to assist do get in touch!
We do know that most collectors in this country will be familiar with the large and attractive hard back albums containing South African cards. They turn up frequently at auctions and at book sales, in fact some people do believe them to be books.
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
We regret that the following Branches are no longer in operation. However we add them here in fond memory of the pleasure they brought to so many collectors, that their rich histories might be preserved rather than forgotten, and in the hope that one day a local collector may read of their tales, and breathe of new life into their veins…
Hot on the heels of the treasure hunt which saw collectors trying to retrieve vintage packages from the depths of store shelving, here is another Transatlantic trend where people go online to watch collectors open sealed boxes. Read all about it at
The catalogue is now online (in two parts) at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/tim-davidson/
The Hants and Surrey Club are proud to present a postal auction ending on the 12th October to members of the Cartophilic Society. The catalogue appears in full on this post. Do note the vast majority of the material offered was graded by our much m