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Published June 24, 2022 Updated June 24, 2022

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme covers from 1956 to 2016 published by Winning Moves UK Ltd.

Scotland United Kingdom KZWP-Trefl Winning Moves Waddingtons Number 1 Commemorative 2017

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe began in 1947 and this year (2022) celebrates its 75th anniversary. It runs in parallel with the main Edinburgh Festival and involves thousands of performers at venues and open-air spaces all across the city. Depicted in this pack are 52 different Fringe programme covers from the period 1956 to 2016. The relevant date is given beneath each. See the box + extra card

Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme covers from 1956 to 2016 published by Winning Moves UK Ltd, 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme covers from 1956 to 2016 published by Winning Moves UK Ltd, 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme covers from 1956 to 2016 published by Winning Moves UK Ltd, 2017

Above: Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme covers from 1956 to 2016 published by Winning Moves UK Ltd for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 extra card in tuck box. Size: 59 x 88 mm. Printed in Poland.

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By Roddy Somerville

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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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