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Published September 03, 2022 Updated September 03, 2022

Roche

Advertising pack for the Swiss-based healthcare company.

1980 Switzerland AGMüller Medical & Pharmaceutical Add to Collection

All the courts hold a glass or beaker with a fizzy vitamin preparation – Supradyn (S), Berocca (H), Redoxon (C), and Cal-C-Vita (D). These are all produced by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche. The maker’s name appears at each end of the Ace of Spades. The back design is formed of a pattern of hexagons, each with the word ROCHE inside, against a grey background.

Roche pharmaceutical playing cards made by AG Müller, c1980 Roche pharmaceutical playing cards made by AG Müller, c1980

Above: Roche pharmaceutical playing cards made by AG Müller, Neuhausen, Switzerland, c1980. 36 cards in plastic box. Size: 56 x 87 mm.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member 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.


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