After 36 years as editor of London Cigarette Card Company’s Card Collectors News magazine, Frank Doggett has announced he is standing down as Editor next month. Card Collectors News magazine has been published continuously since 1933 and in that time, has only had three editors. For comparison’s sake, Non-Sport Update has had five Editor-in-Chief’s since its 1990 inception, which many would consider a small number for a 25 year old publication. So to have just three Editors in 82 years is quite amazing!
Prior to London Cigarette Card Company, where he started in 1976, Doggett worked at London Transport, while the company was still based in Chiswick, London. In 1978 when the company was about to relocate to Somerset, he took over as editor of Card Collectors News magazine from Dorothy Bagnall. During his time at the magazine, Doggett saw the addition of a Set of the Month, color illustrations, and much more. He initially retired as a Director of the company seven years ago, but stayed on as editor of the magazine.
The new editor, as from March 2015, will be Loraine Speed. Loraine has worked at London Cigarette Card Company for many years and is looking forward to the challenge of ensuring the continuing success of the magazine.
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Card Collectors News Editors Frank Doggett and Loraine Speed