The Australian Card collector

Welcome to our website and welcome to the exciting and passionate world of the collector.

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Established 1968

Cartophilics And Collectors Alike

Whilst the word “cartophilic” would suggest our interest is primarily in cards – cigarette cards, trade cards and post cards; our members have a wide range of collecting interests including badges, posters and other ephemera items. Through Society membership, our newsletter, card fairs, postal auctions and items for sale we cater for the needs of most serious collectors. We hope that you enjoy our website and that you will join us in this very interesting and addictive hobby. All the information that you need is here, if you want more, please contact us

Key Dates

Card Fair Dates

The 2024 card fair dates are:

4 February

5 May

14 July

20 October

8 December

The venue is the Waverley Masonic Centre, 318 Stephensons Road, Mount Waverley. Hours are 9.30am to 2pm. Entry is $5.


Committee Meetings – 2024

The meeting dates for 2024 are:

  • February 6 (Annual General Meeting)
  • April 2
  • June 4
  • August 6
  • October 1
  • December 3
Balwyn Library

336 Whitehorse Road Balwyn 3103

Meetings commence at 7pm.


Welcome to our new website

It is over ten years since we first developed our website, and it has served us well. But like most things technological, its use by date had arrived and a modern site was needed...

Our next committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 August. The venue is the Balwyn Library, 336 Whitehorse Road Balwyn (next to McDonalds). All members are welcome to attend these meetings. Whilst the...

Many of you will remember Stamina Trousers (“Tailored from Crusader Cloth”) and the packs of cards that came with every purchase. Between 1946 and 1966, Stamina issued about 30 packs of cards featuring “Men...

Rob Manser and Graeme Dickenson have been members of the Australian Cartophilic Society for a long, long time. Graeme is the editor of our magazine and is a life member of the society. Both...

Find us on facebook

Stay connected with the Australian Cartophilic Society by following us on Facebook!

Our page is the perfect place for enthusiasts to come together and share their passion for cartophily. Whether you’re interested in discovering rare and vintage cards, learning about the history of cartophilia, or keeping up to date with our latest events and news, you’ll find it all on our Facebook page.

Join our vibrant community, engage in discussions, share your own collections, and connect with fellow collectors from across Australia and beyond. We look forward to your likes, comments, and contributions as we continue to celebrate the fascinating world of cartophily together!