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Superior Will Sell Holmes Story About Coin Collector (1995)

Superior Will Sell Holmes Story About Coin Collector (1995)

” … every corner of the room was stacked with bundles of manuscript …” – The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (MUSG) This story was originally published in the June 27, 1995 issue of Numismatic News. “It may have been a comedy, or it may have been a tragedy,” Dr. Watson, venerable biographer of the world’s greatest consulting… Continue Reading

PNC Cover for The Golden Pince-Nez

PNC Cover for The Golden Pince-Nez

“… for when I was in Siberia I had a letter from him …” – The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD) In October 1993, the United Kingdom issued five different 24 pence stamps featuring Sherlock Holmes themes. In May 1995, a set of five different Philatelic – Numismatic Combination Covers (envelope with postal cancellation and a… Continue Reading

Arthur Conan Doyle and The Chunnel

Arthur Conan Doyle and The Chunnel

“The very next train roared from the tunnel…” – The Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans (BRUC) Wednesday, May 6th will mark the 21st anniversary of the Channel Tunnel or “Chunnel.” Why are we mentioning this on a website that celebrates Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle? Turns out that Doyle was a major proponent… Continue Reading

Gibraltar’s 1994 Three Garridebs Crowns

Gibraltar’s 1994 Three Garridebs Crowns

“Well, if you can lay your hands upon a Garrideb, there’s money in it.” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) Gibraltar released 8 different designs for its 1994 series of coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of the return of Sherlock Holmes. In this post, we will discuss the three coins that have the… Continue Reading

Pobjoy Mint’s 1994 Catalog & Press Release

Pobjoy Mint’s 1994 Catalog & Press Release

“… I would read as easily as I do the apocrypha of the agony column.” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) When I first started collecting coins, I was very intrigued when I could find ephemera (advertising, invoices, order forms, etc.) related to the items in my collection. Not much has changed for me over the… Continue Reading

April HolmeWork Assignment: Gibraltar’s 1994 Golden Sherlock Holmes Coins

April HolmeWork Assignment: Gibraltar’s 1994 Golden Sherlock Holmes Coins

A few weeks back, we published Ed Rochette’s 1995 syndicated column featuring the Pobjoy Mint releasing a series of coins commemorating the Return of Sherlock Holmes. Twenty-four different coins were struck in 3 different metals with 8 different designs. We have photographs of the 8 cupro-nickel Crowns and the 8 .925 fine sterling silver coins.… Continue Reading

Gibraltar Marks The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1995)

Gibraltar Marks The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1995)

Just ask any fan of the world’s first consulting detective. Sherlock Holmes lives! He is alive and well, considering his age, and settled comfortably in Sussex raising bees. If this were not true, why then would the Baker Street Irregulars have celebrated his birthday Jan. 6? To these devotees, Holmes turns 140 and his birthday… Continue Reading