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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 No

A New Issue at Sainsburys

Breaking News - Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel "Heroes" cards have been spotted at Sainsburys by one of our roving reporters. This year the theme mixes looking after our Planet with looking after ourselves and eating healthier foods The cards are out now, and end on the 12th of October. There are 144 cards in the set. To get them the easiest way is to spend £10 in store or online, though "booster packs" are available at 50p, and free packs will be given away with specially selected shoppi

A Palace Panini Puzzle

Some musings from our footballing friend "bowbara"... To quote the legendary Bill Shankly, football isn't a matter of life and death, its much more important than that. And so the Premier League is upon us once again, and many fans hopes and dreams will quickly turn to dust, but, as ever, football trading cards have been released by Panini. Yes, the 2020/21 season Panini Adrenalyn XL cards are out, which personally I think are much better quality than the Match Attax. Now this season it is

Calling all Barratt Collectors

We have had a request to fill in the blanks from two of their twenty-five card sets for a fellow collector. They would be just as delighted to know the names as get the cards because that would make searching for them online much easier. But sadly the sets are numbered so lists of the subjects do not appear in our reference books. The sets are National Types (BAR-560) and Natural History (BAR-570). “NATIONAL TYPES” - BAR-560 MEKOO MANmissing ?missing ?A RARE YOUTHA SAMOA MANSQUIRRELTH

Cartophilic Questions and Answers

Welcome to our newest page. If any of our readers are searching for information, advice, or missing cartophilic material of any kind, please get in touch with us. And please do join in, there is no charge to make a request. Send your questions, and answers, to BOX 1 :A reader writes : I am in the middle of some family history research and I was hoping to try and find out if the Wine Merchants “Hedges & Butler” of Regent Street London ever featured on any ca

Convention Archives 1960-1969

Saturday, 2 April 1960Caxton Hall. London A new age indeed, the dawning of the 1960s and an announcement, on the inside front cover of “The Cartophilic World” (Vol.13 No.145), “Annual General Meeting – Saturday 2nd April 1960, at 2.30 p.m”. This was to be held at Caxton Hall, Westminster, London. The editorial said “it is hoped that as many members as possible will attend. This is the time when you, members, decide who shall administer the Society for the following year and the o

Convention Archives 2010-2019

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April, 2010Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, Southport As promised in 2008, we were beside the seaside, in Southport, hosted by Yorkshire Branch. Southport has a huge claim to fame amongst comic book collectors as it was the home of Dan Dare, or more correctly of the vehicle in which we read his tales of derring-do, otherwise known as “The Eagle” comic! That’s why one of the cards on our commemorative card this year showed his fiendish foe, The Mekon;

Convention Archives 1990- 1999

Saturday, 28 April, 1990Rivermead Centre - READING Our Commemorative card was a humorous representation of one of the original “The Burning Question – Have You Any Cigarette Cards” postcards, featuring a man who has become indifferent to the fate of his ship and is being pestered by a small boy in a sailor suit who is weathering the swells far more successfully. Saturday, 27 April, 1991The National Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham Saturday, 2 May, 1992Pudsey Civic Centre, L

Convention Archives 1950-1959

Saturday, 18 March, 1950Caxton Hall – LONDON We are not certain that this was the first Annual General Meeting to be held at Caxton Hall (yet) but the venue was already associated with several cigarette card events. The AGM started at 2.30pm. Caxton Hall was once the local seat of government, but after the creation of the much enlarged City of Westminster in 1900, it was renamed as Caxton Hall in order to commemorate the printer, William Caxton, who had not only once been almoner of Westmi

Convention Archives 2000-2009

Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April 2000Leisure Centre, Watford The year of the Millennium saw us at Watford Leisure Centre. This was the closest location to London at an affordable rate. The premises were spacious and had ample car parking, also, as usual, such places have good access for the less mobile. Yours truly was stalling out, for the only time ever (so far at least) with a table full of surplus items including a very nice Tuck Postcard Cabinet of three drawers and an opening lid top, t