Cartophilic Society Of Great Britain



2015-06-26 11:22:02

The Cartophilic Society of Great Britain is an organization for cigarette card collectors in the United Kingdom.


About the society

The society has its roots in two earlier organizations: the Cameric Cigarette Card Club, established in London in 1935, and the Cartophilic Society founded in 1938. After years of co-operation and fellowship, the two organizations merged in December 1964 to form the current Cartophilic Society of Great Britain.

The society has 21 regional branches throughout the U.K, along with three affiliated clubs. Each of these branches conducts its own regular meetings and shows, and the Society itself hosts an annual convention in April each year.


The society offers a number of services and products to its members. It publishes a range of books, catalogues and reference guides which are available to members at reduced prices, and maintains an extensive library of books, journals and pamphlets relating to the history of cigarette cards and the tobacco industry in general.

In addition the society published the bi-monthly journal ‘Cartophilic Notes and News’, which features articles, research, information on new issues, society news and meeting reports, members’ classified adverts and a calendar of forthcoming events.


Each issue of the journal also includes a postal auction list of available material being offered by members. Each auction includes a wide range of cards of all types and ages, described using the society’s recommended grading system, and offered with a commission rate far lower than the majority of commercial auction houses.

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