Research blog

A tinted black and white profile photograph of Mary Pickford.
8th April 2021

A tribute to Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford was a legendary figure in early cinema and featured on many card issues. This article explores her life and cartophilic connections.
A cigarette card from the Thomson & Porteous 'V.C. Heroes' set of 1916.
1st September 2020

Victoria Cross archive

A once in a lifetime opportunity came up late in August at a Bonhams Military Auction: the chance to buy the archive of a man called H. A. Forbes... and Mr. Forbes made Victoria Crosses.
Card showing Evelyn Lintott of Leeds City, who was killed in 2016.
11th November 2019

Football’s fallen heroes of WW1

A cartophilic tribute to some of the footballers that lost their lives in WW1.
Donald Simpson Bell VC, from a set issued by  J Lees in 1912.
8th November 2019

A passion for military and football cards

We all collect our cards, but how much do we look into the card subject itself?
A Taddy 'Clown' card in damaged condition
1st September 2018

A surprise purchase in Hong Kong

An unexpected surprise awaited B. Joyce in a collectors' shop in Kowloon’s Mon Kok district of Hong Kong!
A black and white photograph of A.E. Cherry, the founder of the Cameric Club.
9th February 2015

A. E. Cherry – the founder of the Cameric Club

An article from 1946 pays its respects to Arthur Eric Cherry, a significant figure in card collecting who lost his life in WW2.