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The Reichenbach Falls

     In 1891 Conan Doyle visited the Reichenbach Falls near Meiringen in the Haslital Valley of Switzerland. Two years later the Falls became the background for the death of Professor Moriarty, and the supposed death of Sherlock Holmes in The Final Problem. Doyle wanted to end the career of his detective, but the public would not cooperate, so eight years later in 1901 Sherlock Holmes returned in The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The Falls are actually a series of seven waterfalls with a total drop of 300 meters. The picture on the stamp shows the final falls.

SCN [2007]

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