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The Ballad of the Queen’s Shilling (1965)

The Ballad of the Queen’s Shilling (1965)

What a beautiful coin the shilling is which bears the famous Wyon head! J. C. Horsley, RA—victim of Whistler’s savagely contemptuous “Horsley soit qui mal y pense!” —did a sketch of the 19-year old Queen, and William Wyon engraved the head for a medal struck to commemorate the Queen’s first visit to the Mansion House. HM liked the Wyon head so… Continue Reading

Update on the Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company Medal

Update on the Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company Medal

“I only saw it because I was looking for it.” – The Adventure of Silver Blaze (SILV) Last week, we posted our most recent HolmeWork assignment and asked for your help in determining if the Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company had produced a medal. Roger Johnson, the 48th Garrideb, reached out to us with comments about a… Continue Reading

Dealer Coin for the Sherlock Holmes Playing Card Deck by Kings Wild

Dealer Coin for the Sherlock Holmes Playing Card Deck by Kings Wild

“… playing cards round the dining-room table …” – The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot (DEVI) In August, we reported on a dealer coin that was struck to accompany a Hounds of the Baskervilles card deck noted playing card designer Jackson Robinson. Robinson also came out with a card deck honoring Sherlock Holmes, in several different variations. These cards… Continue Reading

The WhoLock Virtual Run Medal

The WhoLock Virtual Run Medal

“… with a loud breathing of a running man.” – The Sign of The Four (SIGN) Back in February, we first reported about the WhoLock Comic Con 5k Run and it’s Sherlock themed medal. The original plan was to award two separate medals, one for Doctor Who and one for Sherlock, which could be combined and worn together. Those… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: The Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company Medal

HolmeWork Assignment: The Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company Medal

“I have a small pawnbroker’s business …” – The Adventure of the Red-Headed League (REDH) This month’s HolmeWork assignment might turn out to be a wild goose chase. In the two years since our group was formed, I have heard whispers from other Sherlockians about a possible medal that was issued by the Sherlock Holmes… Continue Reading

Select Numismatic Tributes of Napoleon

Select Numismatic Tributes of Napoleon

“… relics of the French Emperor.” – The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (SIXN) It seems only appropriate that we discuss the numismatic items featuring Napoleon Bonaparte as we celebrate all things Six Napoleons this month. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Corsica on August 15, 1769. An artillery officer in the French army at the outbreak… Continue Reading

Pope Leo XIII

Pope Leo XIII

“I had observed some newspaper comment at the time, but I was exceedingly preoccupied by that little affair of the Vatican cameos, and in my anxiety to oblige the Pope I lost touch with several interesting English cases.” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) In The Hound of the Baskervilles, there is the tantalizing reference… Continue Reading