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Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner Scheduled for Denver

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner Scheduled for Denver

“… returns at seven sharp for dinner.”

– A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN)

The Fourth Garrideb will hold its Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes dinner at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 during this year’s American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver. Site of this year’s dinner will be the Blake Street Vault, located at 1526 Blake Street in lower downtown Denver.

The Blake Street Vault will be the site of the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner this August.

The Blake Street Vault is in a building erected in 1863, making it one of the oldest buildings in Denver. The restuarant features historic brick, tin ceilings, copper-topped bar, large wooden timbers, ghosts, and murals of a time long past. The vault in the basement is rumored to be haunted. For those who care to partake in “adult beverages,” the bar specializes in the cocktail known as a Moscow Mule and also carries a large selection of Colorado made whiskies. Menu items range is price from $11 to $30 and features Rocky Mountain Oysters for our braver attendees.

Attendees will order off the menu and be responsible for their own menu/bar tabs. We are hoping for a larger crowd this year, as we are inviting the local group of Sherlockians to join us for good food, drink and conversation. There is no program during this event, and a few toasts will be offered. As has become a tradition, a souvenir will be issued to commemorate this entertaining event.

We do ask that you RSVP at your earliest convenience, but no later than Monday, July 31, in order to coordinate with the restaurant. You can RSVP HERE.

We hope you can join us!

Inspector Thorne: The Nickel and Dimes Murder Case (September 6, 1951)

Inspector Thorne: The Nickel and Dimes Murder Case (September 6, 1951)

“What is all this mystery?” – The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier (BLAN) From time to time, we will feature a post here regarding other fictional detectives, most recently Eugène Valmont. In the summer of 1951, the National Broadcasting Company broadcast 11 episodes of Inspector Thorne. The eighth episode, which aired September 6, was The Nickel and Dimes Murder… Continue Reading

More Sherlockian Winners of the National Medal of the Arts

More Sherlockian Winners of the National Medal of the Arts

“Since then I have been honoured …” – His Last Bow (LAST) Shortly after mailing out our last notice of new posts on our website, I received a note from the 13th Garrideb, Peter E. Blau, that there were other Sherlockian-related recipients of the National Medal of the Arts. Noted theatrical musical composer Stephen Sondheim… Continue Reading

A Second Gold Sovereign Awarded Presented by the BSI

A Second Gold Sovereign Awarded Presented by the BSI

“… the highest of honours …” – A Study in Scarleti (STUD) Peter E. Blau, right, presents the Gold Sovereign Award to Michael F. Whelan at the 2017 BSI Dinner – Photo by Will Walsh Minutes before the conclusion of this year’s Bakers Street Irregulars annual dinner on January 6, 2017, Peter E. Blau, the 13th… Continue Reading

Faces of Moriarty: The Decorated Laurence Olivier

Faces of Moriarty: The Decorated Laurence Olivier

“His name is still honoured.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Laurence Olivier is considered by many to be one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. Our post cannot do justice to the man’s career and legacy, so we encourage you to read his Wikipedia entry which has much more detail… Continue Reading

The Numismatic Sigmund Freud

The Numismatic Sigmund Freud

“… this purely mental analysis …” – The Adventure of the Three Gables (3GAB) Alan Arkin, as Sigmund Freud, attempting to hypnotize Nicol Williamson’s Sherlock Holmes character in The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Nicholas Meyer’s 1974 novel, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, and the subsequent film in 1976 helped spark a Sherlock Holmes “renaissance” in the mid 1970s. For your editor, if flipping through television… Continue Reading