The Basil Rathbone Gallery


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Dominican Stamps
close-up of Rathbone

Legendary Sleuths of the Silver Screen, issued by the Commonwealth of Dominica in 1996. The nine sleuths portrayed on this set of stamps are: 

  1. Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart)

  2. James Bond (Sean Connery)

  3. Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty)

  4. Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone)

  5. The Thin Man (William Powell)

  6. Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler)

  7. Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers)

  8. Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum)

  9. Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov)

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This cartoonish stamp of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes is part of a set entitled "Hollywood: Official Stamps of the Stars and Studios," First Series. Includes stamps of Shirley Temple, Ginger Rogers, Virginia Mayo, Marie McDonald and Olga San Juan. Printed in 1947.

Famous Sleuths on Cinema: a set of five stamps from Guernsey. The famous sleuths are:

  1. Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe

  2. Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau

  3. Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes

  4. Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple

  5. Warner Oland as Charlie Chan

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"Hollywood Fan Film Stars" was a series of 50 collector's stamps issued in England by Player's Cigarette Company in 1936 or 1937. Each pack of cigarettes contained a stamp. The company also produced a booklet in which the stamps could be pasted.

Set of five 24p Sherlock Holmes stamps issued by Great Britain's Royal Mail 12th October 1993. The stamps depict:

  • Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Reigate Squire

  • Sherlock Holmes and Sir Henry in The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • Sherlock Holmes and Lestrade in The Six Napoleons

  • Sherlock Holmes and Mycroft in The Greek Interpreter

  • Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty in The Final Problem

The strip of five Sherlock Holmes stamps contains a mystery:
The name DOYLE (the author of Sherlock Holmes) is hidden on the stamps, one letter on each stamp.

For more Sherlock Holmes stamps, visit "The Philatelic Sherlock Holmes."





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