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HolmeWork Assignment: US Bicentennial PNC’s with Holmes Rubber Stamp

HolmeWork Assignment: US Bicentennial PNC’s with Holmes Rubber Stamp

“That is a question which has puzzled many an expert, and why?”

– A Study In Scarlet (STUD)

We recently received photographs of ten different mini – philatelic numismatic covers from the 1976 Bicentennial of the United States that feature a small rubber stamped image of a right-facing profile of Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These mini-PNC’s measure 1.75 inches (45mm) high by 3.375 (86mm) wide. All but two of these feature generic postmarks, while two feature postmarks from either Connecticut or Indiana.

Each appears to be serially numbered on the back.  Nine of these also have a identifying mark RH-51 (followed by a letter), while the tenth is RH-65. We are speculating that RH are the initials of whoever designed these items.

Has anyone seen these before?

We are speculating there are other varieties out there, based on the alpha letters following RH-51. What other letters can we find?

There could be other stamps used, as well.

Who is RH, or who issued these?

As always, we welcome any additonal information on these items.

 

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) 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… Continue Reading

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