2976 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Royal Mail first day cover 2009

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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)

£2.25 inc. tax

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