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The 1997 British Tales of Terror Philatelic Numismatic Cover

The 1997 British Tales of Terror Philatelic Numismatic Cover

“Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!”

– The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)

Tales of Terror PNC

On May 13, 1997, Great Britain issued a four stamp series with the theme of Tales of Terror.  The four stamps features designs of the Hound of the Baskervilles, Dracula, Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Many enterprising companies put together designs for first day cover cancellations.

Mercury is one of the leading makers of Philatelic Numismatic Covers and they came up with a striking design for the cachet of the Hound of the Baskervilles 43 pence stamp and the 1994 Gibraltar Crown that also honored the Hound.

1997 Hound British Stamo          2015-03-26 01.00.10

Mercury issued 6,000 of this PNC under their British Isles Coin Cover Collections and they can sometimes be found with the page that came with the PNCs to be housed in a four ring binder.

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A  Philatelic-Numismatic Cover with BBC Sherlock’s Rupert Graves

A Philatelic-Numismatic Cover with BBC Sherlock’s Rupert Graves

“… she went to the circus last night …” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) Rupert Graves, the actor who portrays Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade on BBC’s Sherlock, was involved with a philatelic-numismatic cover (PNC) in 2002. The Royal Mail issued a set of five circus themed stamps on April 9, 2002. The British collectibles firm of Benham… Continue Reading

PNC Cover for The Golden Pince-Nez

PNC Cover for The Golden Pince-Nez

“… for when I was in Siberia I had a letter from him …” – The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD) In October 1993, the United Kingdom issued five different 24 pence stamps featuring Sherlock Holmes themes. In May 1995, a set of five different Philatelic – Numismatic Combination Covers (envelope with postal cancellation and a… Continue Reading