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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

150th Anniversary of his birth

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February 16, 2009

Born in May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Arthur Conan Doyle is a prolific author whose works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays for theater and romances. He is especially renowned for his novels and stories printed between 1887 and 1930, telling the adventures of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. These works are considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction.

  • Design: Alain GIAMPAOLI
  • Line-engraving: Elsa CATELIN
  • Printing process: Steel-engraving, 3 colors
  • Size of the stamp: 40 x 40 mm

first day cover