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The National Cigarette Card Convention

The 2008 National Cigarette Card Convention will be held at the University of East Anglia's Sportspark on the edge of Norwich. The event takes place on April 25th and 26h of April 2008.

Opening times:

Friday 25th April 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 26th April 09:30 - 16:00

Free valuations. Public welcome. Entrance is free for members.

Table bookings are now being taken by Robin Short our indefatigable Convention Organiser on 0780 8895202. The Editor can personally guarantee that members attending will not be disappointed by the quality and quantity of Cartophilic material on offer. Robin tells me that he now has 60 dealers with 100 tables but there are still a few tables available. He also says that he has found that a bus runs from Norwich railway station right to the hall.

The CSGB's 66th Annual General Meeting will take place on the Saturday afternoon. This is an admirable opportunity for members to put forward matters which they think should be brought to the attention of the Council.

The usual high quality auction for members only (membership available now or on the day) follows the annual meeting. It features a host of very rare types including a Wills Advert card 'Soldiers and Tents' in VG condition; A Baker Tobacconists' shops- Moorgate; Salmon @ Gluckstein Billiards Terms; Charlesworth & Austin Cricketers; Taddy Royalty Actresses and Soldiers French Zouave (VG); Kinnear Footballers (Oxford University); Player Advertisment card -Beauty and Taddy Leading MLAs South Africa. The single card Lambert & Butler Spanish Dancer is also available but only Fair and another Fair comdition cvard is from Salmon & Gluckstein Occupations. There is a very rare complete set of 12  Pascall Felix while another set of 12 is Churchman Prominent Golfers (Large)  including Bobby Jones. A very rare unrecorded football shield is  Play Up Heckmondwike from B F Brier, newsagent. Another rarely seen item is a set of Major Drapkin 26 Shots from the Films ( complete, unfolded  packet covers) while there are two Gentlewoman silks for1896 and 1899.

It is recommended that you fix up your accommodation & means of travel without delay. Here's a Map & Directions:-


The venue is the Sportspark, located on the University Drive as you enter the campus off Earlham Road. It can be found as follows:-

By Car:
From London take the M11/A11; just outside Norwich take the A47 (Southern Bypass) in the direction of Swaffham; the University is signposted off at the next exit. If you are driving from the North or the Midlands, you can use the A47 via King's Lynn, or the new A14 as far as Newmarket and then take the A11 to Norwich. UEA is situated on the outskirts of Norwich, around two and a half miles west of the city centre, just off the Earlham Road (B1108) which is one of the main roads out of the city. There is a car park free of charge to Sportspark users.

By Bus or Coach:
National Express coaches run from all major cities in Great Britain to the Surrey Street Bus Station in the city centre. Buses run regularly from nearby Castle Meadow and St Stephen's Street in the city centre to the University campus.

By Train:
Norwich is less than two hours from London by train and there is an InterCity link with the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland via Peterborough. Trains run from London Liverpool Street approximately every hour. The easiest way to reach UEA from the station is by taxi which takes approximately 15 minutes. There are regular buses direct to the University from just outside the station on nearby Thorpe Road, and a bus runs straight from the bus station to the University.

By Air:
Norwich Airport has regular flights to and from Aberdeen, Bristol, Exeter, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Manchester, & Paris, and international connections to 200 cities worldwide through regular direct flights to and from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. The easiest way to reach UEA from the airport is by taxi.

Click here to see pictures of previous conventions.

(C) 2008 The Cartophilic Society of Great Britain Ltd.