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Dressed to Kill (1946)

Dressed to Kill (1946)

“A printing press – a counterfeiter’s outfit …” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Seventy years ago, June 7, 1946 to be precise, the movie Dressed to Kill premiered. This was the last of the 14 films that starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. The last 3 minutes of the film does have a… Continue Reading

Bank of England Exhibition on the History of Counterfeiting

Bank of England Exhibition on the History of Counterfeiting

“… the counterfeiter stands in a class by himself …” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) 2007 Oscar-winning film The Counterfeiters told the story of plans to flood the UK with fake banknotes The August 15, 2016 edition of The Evening Standard has a report by Robert Dex of a new exhibition on counterfeiting that… Continue Reading

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money Dinner

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money Dinner

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) The Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Anaheim, CA – August 11, 2016 ~ Left to Right: (Standing) Bill Fritsch, Bob Fritsch; Darren Burgess, Larry Gaye, Suzanne Gaye, Greg Ruby, Sean M. Wright, BSI, DeForeest Wright Eight Sherlockians and numismatists… Continue Reading

Jeremy Brett Featured on Fantasy £20 Banknote

Jeremy Brett Featured on Fantasy £20 Banknote

“… I’ve got more pounds to my name …” – The Adventure of The Gloria Scott (GLOR) A fantasy £20 bank note for the Bank of London, featuring Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, was released for sale in late July 2016 on many of the online auction services. The notes are incredibly well detailed and at… Continue Reading

The Coins on Ronald’s Adair Desk

The Coins on Ronald’s Adair Desk

“On the table lay two bank-notes for £10 each and £17 10s. in silver and gold …” – The Adventure of The Empty House (EMPT) In The Adventure of The Final Problem, we learn of the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair. Watson goes on to describe Adair’s fondness for cards and describes the desk where… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes and Cheques, Part II

Sherlock Holmes and Cheques, Part II

‘I think twelve thousand pounds is the sum that I owe you, is it not?’ – The Priory School (PRIO) The other month, we posted Lee Poleske’s article on Sherlock Holmes related checks. The British Banking History Society has shared three other checks of banks mentioned in the Canon. The Capital and Counties Bank Limited, where Sherlock Holmes… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes and Cheques

Sherlock Holmes and Cheques

Many people collect checks connected with specific bank ‘family trees’, others from banks connected with a certain town or city. Many collectors also collect cheques signed by famous people, but perhaps more challenging is collecting cheques associated with fictional characters. One of the best known fictional characters in the world, and one of my favorites,… Continue Reading

Ephemera for the Irregular Plates from 2013 BSI Weekend

Ephemera for the Irregular Plates from 2013 BSI Weekend

“Did you notice nothing curious about that advertisement?” -The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) We recently reprinted Jon Lellenberg’s 2014 article on The Mystery of The Three Irregular Plates. To accompany his article, we are showing a flyer and color brochure that we believe were produced by Javier Doria, the vendor who was attempting… Continue Reading

More Commentary Regarding Those Three Irregular Plates

More Commentary Regarding Those Three Irregular Plates

“It immensely adds to the zest of an investigation …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) During the December holiday season, I reached out to Jon Lellenberg regarding his article in the January 18, 2014 of the Saturday Review of Literature that we have just reprinted here on our site as The Mystery of the Three Irregular Plates. Mr.… Continue Reading