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Great Britains’s Olympic gold medallists from 1964 to 2004 published by the British Olympic Association.

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Colour or black and white photographs – most in vertical format, with a few in horizontal format – of 52 different British Olympic gold medallists from the period 1964 to 2004. Below each photograph is the name of the medallist (or medallists), his/her/their event, and the date of the Games in which they participated. Probably issued to help to promote the British Olympic Association’s ambition of bringing the 2012 Olympic Games to London. The Games were indeed awarded to London in July 2005. Backs: “teamGB”, logo, and Olympic rings in white on a gold background. Printed by Carta Mundi for the British Olympic Association, c.2005. See the box

British Olympic Association, c.2005 British Olympic Association, c.2005 British Olympic Association, c.2005

Above: Team GB playing cards published by the British Olympic Association, 2005. Printed by Carta Mundi, 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 extra cards in tuck box.

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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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