While going through my sister’s effects, I found this series of British postage stamps depicting scenes from various Sherlock Holmes stories and it made me curious as to what other similar sets of stamps there might be out there.
Here is a selection of what I’ve found.
Stamp Collecting isn’t as popular as it once was, but you will have to admit that these examples are works of art to be admired. Here is a short list of some mystery novels that involve stamp collecting in some way:
THE CHALON HEADS, Barry Maitland
THE DUTCH BLUE ERROR, William G. Tapply
The Keller Series by Lawrence Block
THE BURGLAR WHO THOUGHT HE WAS BOGART, Lawrence Block
THE SPIDER’S WEB, Agatha Christie
CANCELLED IN RED, Hugh Pentecost
THE CHINESE ORANGE MYSTERY, Ellery Queen
THE NAKED NUNS, Colin Watson
THE CASE OF THE ONE-PENNY ORANGE, E. V. Cunningham
THE SCARLET RUSE, John D. Macdonald
THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE, Alan Bradley