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GREAT BRITAIN
1997

Stories & Legends
The Hound of the Baskervilles
(Sherlock Holmes)


Scott #1757
May 13, 1997, perf.14×15
The Hound of the Baskervilles. One of the best known of the Sherlock Holmes novels, written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1901. The novel was serialized in Strand and was published in book form in 1902. Based on a local legend of a spectral hound that haunted Dartmoor in Devonshire, England, the story is set in the moors at Baskerville Hall and the nearby Grimpen Mire, and the action takes place mostly at night, when the terrifying hound howls for blood. Holmes's assistant, Dr. John Watson, narrates the story, which uncharacteristically emphasizes the eerie setting and mysterious atmosphere rather than the hero's deductive ingenuity.
Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature


Sherlock Holmes Museum - first day cover


ISRC - first day cover

The other stamps in the set:

Dracula
#1754

Frankenstein
#1755

Dr. Jeckyll
& Mr. Hyde
#1756

The Philatelic Sherlock Holmes