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June HolmeWork Assignment: Sherlock’s of Somis California Token

June HolmeWork Assignment: Sherlock’s of Somis California Token

“But these glasses do puzzle me, I confess.” – The Adventure of The Abbey Grange (ABBE) Our HolmeWork assignment for this month may not even be related to Sherlock Holmes. We recently came across a somewhat crude looking 1.5 inch brass token weighing 31.54 grams for Sherlock’s of Somis, California. The obverse features a pair… Continue Reading

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler – Mardi Gras Doubloons & Sherlock Holmes

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler – Mardi Gras Doubloons & Sherlock Holmes

“The French have a very neat way of putting these things.” – The Sign of The Four (SIGN) A Mardi Gras parade outside the Holmes Department Store on Canal Street in New Orleans. Since the early 1980’s, five different Krewes in New Orleans have honored Sherlock Holmes on Mardi Gras doubloons. Over the next several weeks, we… Continue Reading

An Advertising Token Of The Daily Chronicle

An Advertising Token Of The Daily Chronicle

“So much for the Daily Chronicle …” – The Adventure of The Cardboard Box (CARD) In 1872, a halfpenny newspaper called Clerkenwell News was launched in central London. Four years later, publisher Edward Lloyd would buy the paper and rename it The Daily Chronicle. The above token was issued shortly after this time period. Arthur Conan Doyle… Continue Reading

Select Numismatic Remembrances of Charlie Chaplin

Select Numismatic Remembrances of Charlie Chaplin

“… possible actors in this drama…” – The Adventure of The Second Stain (SECO) For 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been appearing on various tokens, medals and coins to promote his movies and to honor his legacy. Unfortunately, none honor his role as Billy the page from Gillette’s Sherlock Holmes play. In this post, we’ll take a… Continue Reading

Sherlock Pink (1976)

Sherlock Pink (1976)

“He was clad only in a pink dressing-gown …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) One of my fondest memories of my childhood was watching cartoons on Saturday morning.  My personal favorites were the old Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, and the Pink Panther cartoons. On June 29, 1976 the 90th Pink Panther cartoon was… Continue Reading

November HolmeWork Assignment: Sherlock Holmes Granada Studios Tour Token?

November HolmeWork Assignment: Sherlock Holmes Granada Studios Tour Token?

Today would have been actor Jeremy Brett’s 81st birthday and that inspires this month’s HolmeWork assignment – where we ask for your help in solving a question. Brett is most remembered for his role of Sherlock Holmes in the 41 episodes of the Granada TV series that originally aired from 1984 through 1994. He would… Continue Reading