Roy Delbyck is a major collector of printed materials on China and the Chinese experience in the United States, largely from the first half of the 20th century.  His collection comprises books, maps, photographs, letters, diaries, posters, postcards, directories and other ephemera.  When not collecting, Roy practices US customs and trade law at his own firm in Hong Kong, which he opened in 1993.  Roy graduated from Connecticut College in 1974 cum laude, majoring in Chinese.

He then spent 5 years in Hong Kong and Taiwan, working as a quality control manager and office manager in the buying offices of a Cleveland-based junior apparel company.  The next stop was law school at University of California Davis, where he graduated in 1983 and was the co-Managing Editor of the Law Review.  Before opening his own firm, Roy was associated with Graham & James in San Francisco and Hong Kong and was a partner in the Hong Kong office of Baker & McKenzie.  Roy is married and has 3 children in their 20s, none of whom, at least so far, appears to have come down with the collecting bug.