Local Visit - Roy Delbyck's Photograph and Document Collection

  • Law Offices of Roy Ian Delbyck, Room 1302, Kowloon Centre, 29 – 39 Ashley Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon Hong Kong

Members will recall an interesting talk delivered on 30th September 2015 by RAS member Roy Delbyck entitled ‘Ten Thousand Items Later, A Journey So far’. In his talk Roy discussed his passion, one might even say addiction for collecting documents which have a connection with China and the Chinese in the 19th and 20th centuries. His interest in this period started four years ago and he has amassed a veritable treasure trove of photographs, letters, posters, directories, programmes and other interesting ephemera which shed light on the history of China and Hong Kong during this period. As reported in the subsequent RAS newsletter Roy regularly spends approximately two hours per day surfing eBay and related auction sites online and offline, in search of documents and items with a connection to China and Hong Kong.

Roy’s collection is now housed in his office in Tsim Sha Tsui and we are pleased to say that in response to member’s enquiries Roy has kindly agreed to open his office again this year on a Saturday in July for members to visit his office and see for themselves some of the items in his collection. Unfortunately space is restricted therefore only small groups will be entertained. On this occasion the participants will be restricted to RAS members and not guests.

The Speaker

For those of you who may not know Roy, he is a US trade lawyer with his own practice in Hong Kong, which he started in the early 1990s after a partnership in the Hong Kong office of Baker & McKenzie. Roy joined the RAS in 2013 and has been an enthusiastic attendee at RAS talks since then.

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