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From Watson’s Tin Box: The Five Orange Pips

From Watson’s Tin Box: The Five Orange Pips

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.”

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Pips
Five Orange Pips ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box

Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a few select items from their tin evidence box for The Five Orange Pips with us here at The Fourth Garrideb. These evidence boxes were originally created by the late Paul Churchill, BSI, one of the founders of Watson’s Tin Box and contains both genuine artifacts and genuine faux reproductions that he (and others) created. These items create a great deal of discussion at their monthly meetings and we hope it will do the same here. Enjoy!

John Openshaw's Pince-Nez (the very one!) ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box
John Openshaw’s Pince-Nez (the very one!) ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box

Brass Box OutsideBrass Box Inside

Elias Openshaw’s brass box ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box

FIVE - telegram
Telegram to John Openshaw from Major Freebody ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box
Ltr to OpenShaw
Letter to John Openshaw, containing 5 orange pips – WTB FIVE Evidence Box
KKK Ledger
KKK Ledger, to be placed on the Sundial in the brass box ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box
FIVE - Newspaper clipping
Newspaper clipping regarding the death of John Openshaw ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box
Postcard of the Thames Embankment, near where John Openshaw died ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box
Postcard of the Thames Embankment, near where John Openshaw died ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box
Envelope adressed to Capt Calhoun
Holmes’ envelope to Captain Calhoun of the Barque Lone Star ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box
FIVE - telegram to harbormaster
Holmes’ telegram to the Harbour Master ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box
FIVE - telegram from harbormaster
The Harbour Master’s reply to Holmes ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box
FIVE - International Telegram

Holmes’s cable to the Chief of Police in Savannah, Georgia ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box

Lone Star Flag
Flag of the Barque Lone Star (the very one!) ~ WTB FIVE Evidence Box

Thanks to Beth Austin and the 42nd Garrideb, Denny Dobry, for the scans in this post. Thanks also to Debbie Clark, the 58th Garrideb, the current keeper of the evidence boxes.

WTBWatson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion in Columbia, MD, is one of the most active Sherlockian groups in the Middle Atlantic region, Generally meeting on the last Monday of each month, the meetings feature canonical toasts, good conversations and dining, as well as a discussion of the month’s featured story and an educational presentation. For more information about Watson’s Tin Box, please visit their website HERE.

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