8 October 2009 Eminent Britons Europa set on Royal Mail first day cover
In an issue reminiscent of the 'General Anniversaries' sets of the 1960s/70s Royal Mail commemorates some notable personalities of our past in this set from the worlds of sport, politics, science and the arts. Radio-astronomer Professor Sir Martin Ryle is Britain's contribution to the 2009 Europa theme of Astronomy.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Born in 1859 Doyle qualified as a doctor but is better known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes about whom he wrote four novels and 56 short stories. Doyle was also a prolific author of ghost stories, historical novels and science fiction as well as a keen sportsman who played cricket for the MCC.
Single stamp on Royal Mail first day cover with choice of postmark:
- Edinburgh (Sherlock Holmes)
- Baker Street London (Sherlock Holmes)