ABOUT THE SOCIETY
Exchange Pools etc
THE TICKET ALBUM
An unusual wide punch ticket from Johannesburg Municipal
& Fare Collection Society was founded in 1946 in the north-east of England
to bring together collectors of transport tickets, principally road (bus and
tram) and railway.
In 1963, the T&FCS merged with the
International Society of Transport Ticket Collectors to form the present
Transport Ticket Society, the foremost such society in the world. In the years
since then it has steadily grown, with members mostly in the United
Kingdom, but also in Europe, the Americas and the Far East. Interests
represented include bus, tram and rail, as well as shipping and airline tickets,
tokens and ticket equipment.
The Society offers wide range of
facilities including a monthly, illustrated, 40-page Journal, an
extensive range of Ticket
Distributions, Ticket Exchange Pools, Circuits,
a Library and
Postal Auctions. There are
regular members meetings in Manchester.
The Society actively encourages research into the history
of tickets, ticket equipment and related matters and is a founder-member of the
Roads & Road Transport History Association. There are regular historical
articles in Journal and longer works appear as special
New members are very welcome, whatever their
areas of interest and whether beginners or established collectors.