West Country1st August 2020 by webspinner
WEST COUNTRY BRANCH
1973 – 2013
Our much missed West Country Branch was founded in 1973 by Peter Wood, newly moved to the area, who started off as both Club Secretary and Treasurer.
Though based in Somerset, the branch met at various venues including Taunton, Bath, and latterly at the Grade II Listed “Conservative Club” in Keynsham High Street, where meetings took place on Sundays from 2.00pm-5.00pm.
Their annual rally was held at the Community Centre, in Yate, near Bristol. And they co-hosted the Cartophilic Society Convention at that venue in 2001.
Peter Wood retired as Secretary in 2006, and was deservedly made a Life Member of The Cartophilic Society.
At the Woking Convention in 2013, it was announced that the branch was closing. The reason for its closure was a lack of collectors with time to assist with general organisational duties.
Peter Wood passed away in 2017.
(our featured card is no.23 of Carreras School Emblems, 1929)
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