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The Royal Mail’s Sherlock – Moriarty Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

The Royal Mail’s Sherlock – Moriarty Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

“… the most dangerous criminal and the foremost champion of the law of their generation.”

– The Adventure of the Final Problem (FINA)

On August 18, 2020, the Royal Mail is unveiling 10 postal stamps with Sherlockian themes along with several related items available for purchase. One of those is the Philatelic – Numismatic Cover that the Royal Mail calls the “Sherlock – Moriarty Cover” which is available with either a cupro-nickel or silver medal struck by the Royal Mint. This cover features the six stamps that take their themes from the BBC Sherlock television series.

The outer cachet and insert

The outer cachet

Front of the insert

Inner pages of the insert

Back page of the insert

The postal hand-stamp used on this PNC

The medal struck by the Royal Mint

The PNCs with the cupro-nickel have a limit of 7,000 while only 600 of the silver medal PNCs are available.

The PNCs with the cupro-nickel medal is available for £19.99 while the silver medal PNC retails for £99.99.

These items are available for purchase at the Royal Mail’s website.

Thanks to the 13th Garrideb, Peter E. Blau, for bringing this to our attention.

 

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