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The Member’s Badge of Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients

The Member’s Badge of Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients

“‘I was going to say that my practice could get along very well for a day or two, since it is the slackest time in the year.”

– The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA)

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Photo by Larry Feldman, Staff Surgeon of DWNP

As a result of our recent Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Denver, during the recent World’s Fair of Money, we were able to meet several members of the local scion, Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients. The DWNP was one of then three Denver-area Sherlockian groups that produced the Lady Carfax Memorial Walk Medal in 1992.

Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients was founded in 1974. Our friends at I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere did a very nice post on the group when they celebrated their fortieth anniversary a few years back.

Sometime during their history, they issued the member’s badge pictured above. The DWNP members I’ve talked and corresponded with either have conflicting accounts or were not active in the group at the time the medal was made. We’ll continue to research this.

OBVERSE: MEMBER OF DOCTOR WATSON’S / (DWNP seal, a doctor’s medical bag draped in cobwebs) / NEGLECTED PATIENTS

REVERSE: (blank)

Round, 40 mm, Brass, yellow ribbon

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

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

The Watson Investigations Medal from Fiesta San Antonio 2017

The Watson Investigations Medal from Fiesta San Antonio 2017

“And a singularly consistent investigation you have made, my dear Watson…” – The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (LADY) The city of San Antonio, Texas holds a annual spring festival each May that is simply called “Fiesta.” First started in 1891 as a simple parade to remember the Battle of the Alamo, the event has grown… Continue Reading