Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh
Established 1977
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Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh

Sherlock Holmes first day cover

Arthur Conan Doyle was an Edinburgh man, so we had to do something special for the issue of the Sherlock Holmes stamps in 1993 !

 Special Sherlock Holmes first day cover from

We produced just one hundred first day covers which were, on the day of issue of the stamps, carried around some of the places in Edinburgh which have Sir Arthur Conan Doyle connections. The cover bears cachets showing its visits to Picardy place (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthplace), Lauriston Gardens (next street to where he lived in 1881, and used as a street name in A Study in Scarlet), 2 Melville Crescent (home of Dr. Joseph Bell; if you know your Holmes, you'll know who he was !), and to show that they were posted at the old Edinburgh General Post Office (on the go as the GPO in Doyle's time, now closed down). A descriptive sheet details other places covers were carried to (but for which there are not cachets).

Covers are individually numbered. After initial sales at the time, some stock was filed away, which we have now cleared for sale.

Price each 10 (shop customers)

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