Images from BBC TV series Sherlock feature on new set of stamps to celebrate Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective


IMAGES from BBC TV series Sherlock feature on a set of six stamps to celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective.

When UV light is shone over them, hidden details from a storyline are revealed.

Benedict Cumberbatch features as Sherlock on a set of celebratory stamps

Six stamps will show characters from Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington and Andrew Scott.

They include Sherlock Holmes, Doctor John Watson, Jim Moriarty and Mycroft Holmes.

Sherlock producer Sue Vertue said: “We are terribly proud of our Sherlock TV series and now I am ridiculously excited about these Royal Mail stamps.

“I’m going to immediately book a UK holiday so I can send all my friends postcards using them.”

Philip Parker of Royal Mail said: “We celebrate the enduring fascination with the world’s most famous fictional detective.

“Our stylish new stamps mark the acclaimed and award-winning TV series and are complemented by illustrations of some of the stories Conan Doyle considered among his best.”

The BBC’s Sherlock has been broadcast in 180 countries.

The stamps go on sale on August 18.

PA:Press Association

Martin Freeman is also featured in the set of six different stamps[/caption]

The stamps are set to be released on August 18

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