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Garridebs in the News

Garridebs in the News

“Under a series of flaming headlines …”

– The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI)

Denny Dobry (left) with MIchael Whelan – photo by Burt Wolder

We were surprised to learn that it’s been 11 months since we last featured our fellow Garridebs in the news. We have a lot to cover, beginning with news from the recent Sherlock Holmes weekend in New York.

Denny Dobry was admitted to membership of the Baker Street Irregulars on Friday, January 12, 2018 with the investiture of “A Single, Large Airy Sitting-Room.” In addition that night, Michael J. Quigley delivered the toast to Mrs. Hudson, and Ross E. Davies and William Walsh gave presentations during the dinner.

The New York Times published an article in its January 14, 2018 edition about the weekend’s events that featured Garridebs Peter E. Blau, Burt Wolder and Bob Katz. We appreciate the Times including a link to our Meet The Garridebs feature on Katz. Dorothy Marie Nash, the 35th Garrideb, helped coordinate the Christopher Morley Memorial Walk on Thursday, January 11. That night, the 36th Garrideb, Michael J. Quigley served as the auctioneer during the Baker Street Babes’ The Daintiest Scream on the Moor Charity Ball, an event that raised nearly $6,000 for the Disabled American Veterans trust.

On Saturday, January 13, the BSI Press released its newest volume, Trenches: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes, in the Vendors Room. The 29th Garrideb, Robert H. Katz, co-edited the volume. The book features chapters by Garridebs Phillip Bergem, Ross E. Davies, Greg D. Ruby, and Burt Wolder. The 288 page hardcover book can be ordered HERE.

Saturday also saw the release of the 2018 edition of the revived Saturday Review of Literature, the sixth in the series. This issue features articles by Phillip Bergem and Harrison Hunt, along with book reviews by Burt Wolder and Richard Sveum.

December had the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota issuing thier Christmas Annual, the 16th in the series. The 78th Garrideb, Phillip Bergem, was a co-editor of the volume and George A. Vanderburgh, the 20th Garrideb, contributed a chapter as well.

The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes held their annual Autumn Luncheon on Saturday, November 18 in New York. At that meeting, Ira Brad Matetsky received the ASH investiture of The Lawyer Whose Name Was Given in the Paper and Don Hobbs received his ASH investiture of Inspector Lestrade.

ASH’s quarterly journal, The Serpentine Muse, featured contributions throughout 2017 by 7 different Garridebs – Bob Katz, Steve Mason, Burt Wolder, Harrison Hunt, Ira Brad Matetsky, Harrison Hunt, and Debbie Clark.

Steve Mason, the 19th Garrideb, headed up a project to asemble the first 40 volumes of The Serpentine Muse on a searchable CD-ROM that was available during the recent Sherlock Holmes Weekend.

The Autumn 2017 issue of The Baker Street Journal features an article by the 62nd Garrideb, Don Hobbs, Sherlock Holmes in Shorthand.

Watson’s Tin Box of Maryland issued the 2017 edition of Irene’s Cabinet in August and included an article by Greg Ruby.

This past July saw the release of The Newspapers by the Sherlockians of Baltimore. Edited by Greg Ruby, the 120 page book features articles by Michael J. Quigley, John Baesch, James O’Leary and Ruby.

The John H Watson Society published two issues of The Watsonian in 2017. The May issue featured contributions by Alex Gregory, Beth Gallego, James O’Leary and Harrison Hunt  The November issue featured the following Garridebs and their contributions – Alex Gregory, Beth Gallego and Brad Keefauver.

The Crew of the Barque Lone Star issued A Grimm Holmes, a series of pastiches based on the fairy tales by Grimm. Edited by Steve Mason, this collection features stories by Michael J. Quigley, Walt Pieper and Mason. You can download this volume by clicking HERE.

Chris Redmond has edited About Being A Sherlockian, a collection of 60 essays that explore what it is to be a Sherlockian. Essays were contributed by 6 different Garridebs – Bob Katz, Beth Gallego, Harrison Hunt, Don Hobbs, Christopher Music, Monica Schmidt and Charles Prepolec. You can order your copy HERE.

Congratulations to all!

I’ve seen that design somewhere before ….

I’ve seen that design somewhere before ….

“… a scandalous forgery …” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) We routinely scan new auction listings on sites such as eBay in our search for various numismatica Sherlockiana. We recently came across a listing of 8 Sherlock Holmes pin-back buttons, which are pictured above. That pin on the botton left corner…. I’ve seen… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

“We must be thankful for what we’ve got.” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) Tomorrow, here in the United States, is our Thanksgiving holiday. It is a time to be reflective and offer our thanks for many things. We are grateful for those of you who have joined our group (we now have eighty Garridebs) and… Continue Reading

Souvenir Card issued at Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Denver

Souvenir Card issued at Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Denver

“… had partaken of an excellent dinner.” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) It was a lovely evening on August 2, when members of The Fourth Garrideb and Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients arrived at the Blake Street Vault in lower downtown Denver for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner. The American Numismatic Association was… Continue Reading

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner Scheduled for Denver

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner Scheduled for Denver

“… returns at seven sharp for dinner.” – A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) The Fourth Garrideb will hold its Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes dinner at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 during this year’s American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver. Site of this year’s dinner will be the Blake Street Vault, located… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News – February 2017

Garridebs in the News – February 2017

“Under a series of flaming headlines …” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) Last month’s BSI Weekend in New York saw the release of the 5th edition of The Saturday Review of Literature. This year’s version features an article on the 70 year history of the Six Napoleons of Baltimore and features the souvenir scrip… Continue Reading

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner to be held March 10 in Orlando

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner to be held March 10 in Orlando

“We shall have time for a mouthful of dinner …” – The Adventure of The Empty House (EMPT) The Fourth Garrideb will be in Orlando, Florida for the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show being held March 9-11, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center. The Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner will be held… Continue Reading