LAST ORDERS PLEASE!

Yes we regret to announce that we will cease trading on 31st August 2011. Falling sales, ever rising postage costs and the general economic climate have taken their toll.

We would like to thank all our loyal customers, past and present, for helping us to survive for more than 30 years.

We may continue trading in a more modest way, perhaps on eBay or Delcampe. If you would like to be kept informed of this, please let us know.

If you wish to place any last-minute orders please do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note, however, that orders placed between 20th and 28th August will only be despatched after that date.



Contact details for R. Somerville Playing Cards:

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  Roderick Somerville - Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, 2002-2003.
Roderick Somerville (Proprietor)

Head office, orders & enquiries and despatch department.

Pictured during his term of office (Nov. 2002-03) as Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards



Chris Perring - Playingcardsales.com Website maintenance.
Chris Perring (Website maintenance)

Technical website related problems and/or suggestions only. (Limited capacity to deal with questions to do with items in stock and order progress.)

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Roderick Somerville

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Chris Perring

Phone: ++ 33 (0)5 61 98 76 61*  
SKYPE: roddy.somerville  
Fax:
++ 33 (0)5 61 98 76 10*  
Address: R. Somerville (Playing Cards)
Place de la Mairie
F-31420 ALAN
France
 

* N.B. The bracketed zero is not required when dialling from outside France.
If you are calling from within France, please dial 05 61 98 76 61 (or 05 61 98 76 10 for faxes).
If you are calling from outside France, please dial the international access code (e.g. 00 from Britain, check your telephone directory for other countries), then 33, then leave out the zero (that's why it's in brackets) and then dial 5 61 98 76 61, or 5 61 98 76 10 for faxes.

N.B. The French ringing (i.e. not engaged) tone is one long tone (lasting about 2 seconds) followed by a pause of similar length.

If you telephone during office hours, the phone will usually be answered by someone who speaks both French and English. If the office is temporarily unstaffed, you will get the answering service. The answering service currently uses the French Telecom standard messages.

Don't panic if you don't speak French!!

First of all, what the lady is telling you is that you have got through to:
zero-cinq (05) - soixante-et-un (61) - quatre-vingt-dix-huit (98) - soixante-seize (76) - soixante-et-un (61),
then she rattles on a bit being charming and invites you to speak after the beep. So wait for the beep, and then leave your message - our English is pretty good, so we won't insist that you speak in French!! (We can understand English, French and slow and clear Spanish or Italian).

When you have finished, the lady will come back as she has a little more to say. If you say nothing and hang up once she has started, your message will be saved. The options she gives you are as follows (wait until she pauses after telling you the options and then say the word given here in brackets): you can hear the message you have left (ecouter - pronounced eh-coot-tay ), you can add some more to your message (completer - pronounced com-play-tay) or or you can delete your message (effacer - pronounced ef-fass-say) .

If you choose to delete the message, you will be asked to confirm (oui - pronounced wee), or cancel the deletion (non - pronounced noh - like nonsense without the 'nsense' bit!) Then you get the option to re-record your message (enregistrer - pronounced on-rej-eas-tray) or go back to the beginning and hear the first announcement again (annonce - pronounced an-nonse - like nonsense again , but this time without the 'ense' bit).


R. Somerville Playing Cards
VAT Registration No: GB 345.4366.50
Registered address:
26 Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh EH4 1NZ
Please do not use this address for correspondence
- use the address for the office in France given above.



Alex Roberts - Playingcardsales.com Website designer.
Alex Roberts at Eurologic IT Ltd is the designer and programmer who made this website work for us. He is highly experienced in writing active websites using ASP and ISAPI DLLs in conjunction with ADO, JavaScript and DHTML. He is also capable of providing high-level design input, of generating all necessary graphics and using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to maintain design/branding control across web applications. And he is very experienced in managing websites day-to-day under IIS 4 (NT4) and 5 (Win2000), including HTTP, FTP and SMTP services, and at providing guidance for setting up secure and failsafe web hosting arrangements.



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If you telephone our main office during working hours, the phone will usually be answered by someone who speaks both French and English. If the office is temporarily unstaffed, you will get the answering service. The answering service currently uses the French Telecom standard messages.

Don't panic if you don't speak French!!

First of all, what the lady is telling you is that you have got through to:

zero-cinq (05)
soixante-et-un (61)
quatre-vingt-dix-huit (98)
soixante-seize (76)
soixante-et-un (61),

then she rattles on a bit being charming and invites you to speak after the beep. So wait for the beep, and then leave your message - our English is pretty good, so we won't insist that you speak in French!! (We can understand English, French and slow and clear Spanish or Italian).

When you have finished, the lady will come back as she has a little more to say. If you say nothing and hang up once she has started, your message will be saved. The options she gives you are as follows (wait until she pauses after telling you the options and then say the word given here in brackets): you can hear the message you have left (ecouter - pronounced eh-coot-tay ), you can add some more to your message (completer - pronounced com-play-tay) or or you can delete your message (effacer - pronounced ef-fass-say) .

If you choose to delete the message, you will be asked to confirm (oui - pronounced wee), or cancel the deletion (non - pronounced noh - like nonsense without the 'nsense' bit!) Then you get the option to re-record your message (enregistrer - pronounced on-rej-eas-tray) or go back to the beginning and hear the first announcement again (annonce - pronounced an-nonse - like nonsense again , but this time without the 'ense' bit).