Sherlock Holmes

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     Sherlock Holmes' first case was "The Gloria Scott," which took place  in 1874, and was published in 1893.

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A Study in Scarlet (1887)

     Doyle published his first story about Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet, in 1887, although the action takes place in 1881. It was in this story that Holmes identifies himself as world's first "consulting detective."

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The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1892)

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The Reigate Squire (1893)

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The Greek Interpreter (1893)

     Holmes brother Mycroft was introduced in this story. Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes appear together on both stamps.

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