Roddy SomervilleMember since May 31, 2022
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.
Famous people associated with Nicolas Fouquet’s splendid château of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
French navigators and explorers on a promotional pack for the C.M.C.R shipping company.
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Characters from the 2007 film Shrek the Third, a DreamWorks Animation production.
Published by Il Meneghello, this pack provides a visual history of Fascism in Italy between 1919 and 1945.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a company specialising in regional cakes and biscuits.
Joan of Arc and her contemporaries in a colourful pack designed by Patrice Louis.
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
Typical costumes and views of Alsace together with lists of the principal sights.
Pack conceived by Berthold Conradi, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the granting of town rights to Idstein.
Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
Reproductions of cigarette cards from 1910 on the subject of the early days of aviation.
Egg-shaped cards created by Rodolfo Krasno employing photographic images by Michel Leclerc.
Dinosaurs from different ages and locations, with artwork by Virginijus Poshkus.
A different dinosaur for each of the four suits, two printed in red and two in blue.
54 different dinosaurs, both large and small, illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimons.
Publicity pack for the East German furniture industry, with designs by Werner-Hans Schlegel.
Reproduction of a 40-card transformation pack with designs by “WS”, adapted for the game of Black Cat.
A selection of Mario Testino’s photographic work in various fields, notably fashion.
Costumes from four operas premiered at the Paris Opera between 1830 and 1840.
Honouring the bicentenary of the Montgolfier brothers’ first balloon flights in 1783.
Hot-air balloons and airships from the early days to 1988, with designs by S. Baraldi and F. Tacconi.
Characters and scenes from the Disney film of the same name, on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
A colourful pack aimed at children, with illustrations by Muriel Kerba.
Characters from The Broons and Oor Wullie comic strips on their 75th anniversary.
Featuring Disney Princesses and Enchanting Tales in two sizes of pack made for Eastern Europe.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Traditional Italian card game with comic designs by Benito Jacovitti.
Historical figures and artefacts from Navarre with designs by M. Sinués for the Navarre Association of Volunteer Blood Donors.
Publicity pack for Gibert Jeune, the famous Parisian bookshop, with designs by James Hodges.
Multicoloured Belgian/Genoese pattern cards, probably printed by Fournier for Lebanon.
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
A set of Tarot trumps on the subject of the cinema, with designs by Sergio Sarri.
Modern Italian fortune-telling pack from 1975, with designs by Sergio Ruffolo.
Traditional Italian card game with bold designs by Costante Costantini.
Photographs of flowers, herbs and vegetables by leading photographer Tessa Traeger.
Caricatures by Garth Stackhouse of American politicians involved in the 1996 presidential campaign.
A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.
Conventional Lenormand designs on a pack from Piatnik but with unconventional numbering.