Our Annual Card Convention12th April 2020 by Stuart Chandler
Sadly this year our much awaited trip to Salisbury was cancelled.
But don`t be too sad, because we intend to bring you a
covid-compliant coronavirus-free Cartophilic Convention .
It will all start at midnight on the 17th of October and continue until midnight on the 18th. And it will be the first of what we hope will be a series of themed weekends. Tell everyone you know in any way you can. Our convention will be open to all and free of charge to enter.
However to make it a success we need you all to get involved. So please write in with your memories of conventions past, and what you would like to see this year. And next year perhaps we will run a computerised convention in conjunction with the real thing, with live reports and videos.
It all starts here. So let’s get started.
Here are a few things we need already :
Is there anyone out there who could supply a scan of a front and back of Anstie`s “Royal Mail” series, especially the card entitled “Dover and Calais Royal Mail Service. Calais – Deovres”
We are also after a sample of any of Anstie “Puzzle” cards.
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