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.
“Baraja Historica de Madrid 1992” playing cards designed by Alberto Pérez and published by Asescoin for 1994 Convention.
Cartoon characters from the famous comic strip devised by Charles M. Schultz.
Steam and diesel locomotives from the famous Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe Railway Company.
Cartoon-style illustrations of cats on playing cards created by the French artist Albert Dubout.
Characters and scenes from plays by Molière as drawn by the cartoonist Albert Dubout.
Celebrating 100 years of Soroptimist International, 1921-2021.
Cartoon-style illustrations promoting a Belgian organisation for scouts and guides.
Gigantic souvenir pack combining traditional Sicilian pattern cards with photographic views.
Souvenir playing cards from Sicily using watercolours rather than photographs.
Fully illustrated pack featuring a large selection of Mucha’s works.
American Drummer Playing Cards celebrating famous Americans involved in the fight for American independence.
Spooky designs such as black cats, pumpkins, bats, spiders and ghosts for Halloween.
15 Trappola playing cards possibly made by Johann Ziser of Prague, c1760.
The Lord of the Rings Tarot Pack by Terry Donaldson and artist Peter Pracownik. Published 1997 by U.S. Games Systems.
Promoting the elegance and quality of a range of French products.
A ‘Rangitira’ souvenir showing 52 different scenic views of the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
Figures from Hawaiian history and scenes of everyday life designed by Joseph Feher.
Standard designs by Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH, Bielefeld, Germany, c1966.
A Happy Families set with many differences from a conventional one.
Famous stars featured in series two and three of this BBC programme.
Different scenes from the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia, drawn by Colin Daniels.
Whales and penguins as seen through the eyes of marine life artist Robert Wyland.
Original designs inspired by Mayan art and culture published by Fernando Güemes, Mexico.
Latin American designs by Productora de Naipes y Confetti (Pronaco), S.A., Mexico, c1980.
A standard English pack and one adapted for magic tricks by Popular Fine Art Litho Works Ltd., Bombay, India.
Commemorating the centenary of a Portuguese bank, depicting historical figures.
Designs by Italian artist Fernando Valenti issued to coincide with an exhibition of his work in 1986.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a Parisian shop selling camping equipment.