2017 Catalogue

The catalogue covers over 16,400 different series, a must for new or established collectors. This is an essential tool for every collector or for those wanting an idea of the value of their collection. Our Catalogues have been used by generations of collectors around the world, for over 88 years, as their price guide to the hobby.

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First published 1929

The catalogue gives over 16,400 prices for odd cards, sets and albums and has been used by generations of collectors, for more than 88 years, as their price guide to the hobby.

This catalogue with 448 pages & 151 colour illustrations will be available for just £12.50.

This will be the most comprehensive catalogue of cigarette and trade cards ever published into one volume.

It is in five sections and gives up-to-date values for cards, silks and special albums in top condition.

Section 1 British Tobacco Issuers – Contains details of cigarette cards and silks issued at home and abroad from the 19th century to the present day such as John Players & Sons, W D & H O Wills, Gallaher, Ogdens as well as the lesser known issuers. It has reference numbers to cross reference with the British Tobacco Issues Handbook, Ogdens, G Phillips and Wills reference books giving information for British Tobacco series which will be a great help to collectors to identify cards especially unnumbered or untitled series. There are prices given for special albums issued for individual sets and we have also listed the scarce cards within some of the sets with their appropriate price. Over 5,550 prices.

Section 2 Foreign Tobacco Issuers
– Issuers mainly from English speaking countries like U S A, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, but also covers cards from Malta, South Africa, Far East etc. Also we have added more issuers including a section on Turmac Silks which are now individually priced. More reference numbers have been added referring mainly to the Tobacco War reference book. Includes over 1,660 prices.

Section 3 Reprinted Series
– Contains reprinted series of mainly cigarette cards, but also includes some trade card reprints, now over 350 sets. All those listed have now been priced given over 350 prices.

Section 4 Trade Card issues
– This section has been completely updated with the new issues - over 100 sets in the past twelve months, plus additional older series. It covers a magnificent selection of well over 7,300 series by non-tobacco firms, such as Brooke Bond Tea, Bassett, A & BC Gum, Topps, as well as the newer companies like Rittenhouse, Golden Era, Rockwell, Hunter etc. Cards from the early 1900s by Fry and Cadbury right up to the latest series of Film Stars, Star Wars, TV & Films, Cricket, Footballers, Military, Motoring etc. This section gives handbook references where appropriate linked to the British Trade Card Handbook Issues up to 1970, (the current 2006 edition). This will be a great help to collectors looking for information on unnumbered sets and different varieties of backs etc. This section includes over 7,300 prices.

Section 5 Liebig Card Issues from Series 301 to 1871
– Lists more than 1,500 superbly printed series issued in Europe between 1891 and 1975, (all except the earliest) by this company. This section gives Sanguinetti reference numbers as well as the Fada numbers for easier reference. Over 1,570 series. 

“The essential price guide and reference tool - a must for every collector” 

Price: £12.50

Card Collectors Club discount price: £10.00. Click here for information for membership details.

Back copies of cigarette and trade card catalogues still available

We have copies of our catalogues dating back to 1982. Click here for full list