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.
Skat deck produced by opponents of atomic energy and the dumping of radioactive waste.
Promotional pack created for Van Cleef & Arpels’ boutique in Geneva, Switzerland.
Playing cards promoting ready-to-wear outfits for women, produced by Compte-Fil, Nantes, France, 1992.
Colour photographs of East African wildlife published by the East Africa Tourist Travel Association, 1965.
Bicentenary of the French Revolution pack produced by Vannini, Florence, Italy, 1989.
Celebrating 1,000 years of the town of Maisons-Alfort (988-1988) with designs by Henri Simoni.
Striking Wayang puppet designs conceived by Youdi des Aubrys from Indonesia, 1985.
Fully illustrated Italian Disney pack advertising the Fiat Cinquecento, made by Modiano, Trieste, Italy, 1993.
A pack inspired by the Iran-Contra affair or Gipper-gate during the Reagan era, produced by R. Billingsley, USA, 1987.
Limited edition gift set issued to mark the American Bicentennial, 1776-1976, produced by John Waddington Ltd and the Bristol Pottery for the British American Bicentenary Group, 1970.
“The Great Indoors” playing cards published by DesignWorks Ink, Nashville, USA, 2021.
Revolutionary playing cards with decapitated courts published by ATYPYK, Paris, 2010.
Colourful Mexican version of standard Spanish designs, by Productos Leo, S.A., c.1980s.
54 colour photographs of costumes and artefacts connected with the Inca civilisation, unknown publisher, Arequipa, Peru.
Screenprint designs on an ever-topical subject, designed and made by Sallie Chinkes, 1979.
South Park characters and famous one-liners, by Carta Mundi for Hasbro Int. Inc., 2001.
High-quality standard designs by Sebastián Comas y Ricart, Barcelona, Spain, 1896.
Wedding invitation and thank you card in the form of playing cards. France, 2019.
Czech trains and railwayana from 1839 to 1989, made by Obchodní Tiskárny, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Photographs of pharmaceutical products, produced for RZF, Rzeszów, Poland, c.1995.
Standard Bohemian pattern designs by Bonaparte, Plzeň, Czech Republic, c.2000.
Colourful international designs produced by Bonaparte, Plzeň, Czech Republic, c.2000.
Non-standard Bohemian cards featuring The Simpsons made for EFKO, Czech Republic, 2014.
A five-suited set of playing cards published by Fleet and Case Games Ltd., Rainham, Kent, UK, c.1980.
Promotional pack for a Dutch Celtic folk band which performs Irish, Scottish and Dutch folk music, c.2004.
52 selected views of Scotland by De La Rue (Waddingtons) for GlenAlan Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, c.1960s.
Kings and Queens of Portugal between 1185 - 1279. by V. de J.J. Nunes , Lisbon, Portugal, 1977.
Table tennis players in action published by La Ducale, an imprint of Grimaud, France, 1979.
Portuguese regional costumes published by the French division of Banco Pinto & Sotto Mayor.
Cards made by John Waddington Ltd. for the Madras Club, Chennai (formerly Madras), India, c.1930.
54 different personalities from the city of Inverness published by the Highland Hospice.