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Published June 12, 2022 Updated June 12, 2022

David Kindersley Centenary

Celebration of the work of David Kindersley, stone letter-carver and typeface designer. Published by the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, Cambridge, UK, 2015.

United Kingdom Cardozo Kindersley Workshop David Kindersley Commemorative 2015
‘it will pass whatever it is’

Even if David Kindersley (1915-1995) is not widely known to the general public, his work undoubtedly will be. During his lifetime he created stone inscriptions for such places as St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, gates (British Library), new typefaces and alphabets. In this fully illustrated pack (53 different designs), the suits are divided into typefaces and alphabets (H), memorial plaques and gates (S), sculpture and other stone carvings (D), and coats of arms in stone (C). Backs: portrait sketch of David Kindersley. See the box

David Kindersley centenary playing cards published by the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, Cambridge, UK, 2015 David Kindersley centenary playing cards published by the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, Cambridge, UK, 2015 David Kindersley centenary playing cards published by the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, Cambridge, UK, 2015

Above: David Kindersley centenary playing cards published by the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, Cambridge, UK, 2015. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 extra cards (each with a different back design from the rest of the pack) + fold-out leaflet in tuck box. Size: 56 x 87 mm. Maker unknown.

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Wikipedia: David Kindersley

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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