Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes Makes Cover of Stamp Collecting Magazine!

The multifaceted life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the creation of his fictional detective character, Sherlock Holmes, catches your fancy?

Sherlockian at heart?

Then you must read Robert A Moss’s article, Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes: A Philatelic celebration, recently published in the American Philatelist, Journal of the American Philatelic Society, August 2011 edition.

Robert A Moss, member of the Baker Street Irregulars, leads us with brio along a philatelic journey in which we discover gorgeous worldwide postage stamps and related philatelic documents honoring the literary works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his popular and beloved fictional detective character, the one and only Sherlock Holmes.

Seven beautiful pages jam-packed with illustrations of postage stamps, booklets, surcharged stamps and first day covers commemorating the fame of Conan Doyle’s creation.

(see postcard below to request a sample of American Philatelist magazine and a descriptive brochure of the membership’s benefits. Just print and mail out!)


Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle on stamps

In 1891, A Scandal In Bohemia , the first story of a series which were destined to become famous all around the world as ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes‘  appeared in the Strand Magazine.

Herbert Greenhough Smith Strand Magazine Editor

Herbert Greenhough Smith|Wikipedia

Herbert Greenhough Smith was one of the founders of the Strand Magazine and it was he who commissioned and edited Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.

“(…) Well I remember how, many years ago when the Strand Magazine was making its start in a tiny room at the top of a building in a street off the Strand – a sanctum approached through a room crammed with typewriters, with machines incessantly clicking – there came to me an envelope containing the first two stories (…)

What a God-send to an editor jaded with wading through reams of impossible stuff! The ingenuity of the plot, the limpid clearness of style, the perfect art of telling a story!”

Source: Conan Doyle by Michael Coren, Stoddart, Toronto Canada, c1995

American Philatelic Society Membership Postcard

Print this image, fill contact info & mail out to ensure you do not miss out!

Other Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Memorabilia


2009 Guernsey Post – Alderney

Sherlock Holmes and The Curious Case of the Alderney Bull.

” In another unusual philatelic development, Guernsey Post has also produced a “mystery pack”, which includes the full written story and special minting of the stamps on which there is an invisible image that can be seen only with the special magnifying glass supplied. It is a quirk which gives attentive collectors the chance to piece together additional parts of the plot of the Curious Case of the Alderney Bull. ”

Sherlock Holmes stamps with added mystery. Source:


sherlock holmes case of the alderney bull mystery packSherlock Holmes stories




sherlock-holmes-alderney-bull-set-six-stamps-marginsMNH set of six margin stamps – Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson


Sherlock Holmes - Case of the Alderney Bull - Presentation Pack - Sheet of 6

Purchase this beautiful set of six margin stamps

+ the mystery pack for only $ 36.95!

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Sherlock Holmes Posters & Canvas Prints Strand Magazine

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Wanting to have a Sherlock Holmes Poster or Canvas Print to adorn your wall? Choose from more than 30 different art print posters at Posters Store. Inspiring!

The Strand  Magazine was a literary sensation, especially with the publication of The Hound of the Baskervilles, one of the most popular of all the Sherlock Holmes stories for which the earliest film adaptation on record is a 1914 German silent production.


Happy collecting!

Talk soon,



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