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2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Philatelic Covers & Encapsulations from the Westminster Collection

2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Philatelic Covers & Encapsulations from the Westminster Collection

“Dear me, dear me! – the post office again!”

– The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter (MISS)

We have discussed previously the Philatelic-Numismatic Covers (PNC) that feature the 1993 British stamps that feature scenes from five stories from the Canon. With the recent release of the 2019 British Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins, it is natural that we are now seeing new PNCs being made.

Pictured above is our first PNC and is marketed by the Westminster Collection. Only, 1,000 of these 190 x 127mm covers are being produced and arrive in a presentation folder with the all-important certificate of authenticity. The covers are postmarked Juy 7, 2019.

   

Westminster Collections has also released a similar product, the encapsulated DateStamp 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coin.

A brilliant uncirculated example of a copper-nickel 50 pence coin is encapsulated (identical to how major grading services like NGC or PCGS) with a stamp that was postmarked at Tower Hill in London on the day the coins were released into general circulation on May 22, 2019.

Much like the PNC, the DateSlab comes in a presentation case with a certificate of authenticity. Only 500 of these are being manufactured.

Both items retail for £20 on the company’s website. Here’s the rub – they will not deliver outside the United Kingdom! International visitors to the website are directed to the company’s international site but, as this post is being written, the items are not listed. Scanning the listings of a major online marketplace, examples can be found. It appears non-UK residents can get examples for over double the retail price at this time.

 

 

The 1993 Sherlock Holmes Stamps First Day Cover

The 1993 Sherlock Holmes Stamps First Day Cover

“Holmes stopped at a post office…” – The Adventure of the Creeping Man (CREE) In 1993, the Royal Mail issued a set of 5 24-pence stamps featuring scenes from different Sherlock Holmes stories. Fleetwood, the philatelic collectibles firm, issued a Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC) featuring the stamps along with a Victorian farthing and penny. The envelopes… Continue Reading

The 1995 Sherlock Holmes Philatelic Numismatic Covers

The 1995 Sherlock Holmes Philatelic Numismatic Covers

“Or did it come through the post?” – The Adventure of the Reigate Squire (REIG) 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 numismatic item, usually a coin) or… Continue Reading

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.          … Continue Reading

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