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TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?”

– The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)

Souvenir Card issued for the 2017 Orlando Dinner

Six Sherlockians and numismatists gathered at Maggiano’s Pointe Orlando on Friday, March 10th for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner. The 2017 National Money Show in Orlando by the American Numismatic Association was the occasion for our fourth dinner. Attendees came from four states – Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Maryland.

As TFG has done for the three previous dinners, a numismatic souvenir was issued. For this dinner, a souvenir card was again issued. Twenty-five cards were produced.

The March 10th date coincided with the birthday of Pablo Sarasate, who is the only “real” person mentioned in the Canon (other than heads of state) who has appeared on a circulating coin. Back in 2014, we discussed the 10 pseta coin issued by Spain, and we featured that coin on this souvenir card.

Plans are underway for the next Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner, to be held on Wednesday, August 2 in Denver, Colorado for the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Details will be posted as we get closer to the event.

In addition to our dinner, visitors to the ANA Museum Showcase area on the bourse floor were able to see a few coins with a connection to The Adventures of the Three Garridebs. On display, were a selection of Syracusean dekadrachms, which we claim to be the coin that Nathan Garrideb was polishing as Holmes and Watson visited him in the story.

Sherlock Holmes 1937 Hobo Nickel by Pedro Villarrubia

Sherlock Holmes 1937 Hobo Nickel by Pedro Villarrubia

“I gazed with interest and some surprise upon the portrait.” – The Hound of The Baskervilles (HOUN) Last week, we published a post about a Sherlockian hobo nickel engraved by Blanca de la Hoz. This week we are pleased to share this post about another Sherlockian hobo nickel – this one engraved by her husband,… Continue Reading

The Sherlock Cat 1937 Hobo Nickel by Blanca de la Hoz

The Sherlock Cat 1937 Hobo Nickel by Blanca de la Hoz

“A purring cat who thinks he sees prospective mice.” – The Adventure of The Illustrious Client (ILLU)        Back in 1992, the Original Hobo Nickel Society was formed to promote the collecting of engraved buffalo nickels that had been produced prior to 1980. Most of these “original” nickels were engraved with nails, knifes, files… Continue Reading

The Case of the Winthrop Legend – November 29, 1954

The Case of the Winthrop Legend – November 29, 1954

In 1954, Ronald Howard and H. Marion Crawford would star as Holmes and Watson in 39 episodes of a syndicated Sherlock Holmes television series. The 30 minute episodes were produced by Sheldon Reynolds, who would later do another Holmes series, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, in 1980 and would reuse many of the same episodes. Many of… Continue Reading

1994 Spain 10 Peseta Coin Honors Sarasate

1994 Spain 10 Peseta Coin Honors Sarasate

“‘Sarasate plays at the St. James’s Hall this afternoon’…” – The Red Headed League (REDH) Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués was born in Pamplona, Spain in 1844 and began studying the violin when he was five years old. Performing publicly at the age of eight, he was recognized as a prodigy and sent off… Continue Reading