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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 Association was the occasion for our fourth dinner. Attendees came from four states – Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Maryland.

As TFG has done for the three previous dinners, a numismatic souvenir was issued. For this dinner, a souvenir card was again issued. Twenty-five cards were produced.

The March 10th date coincided with the birthday of Pablo Sarasate, who is the only “real” person mentioned in the Canon (other than heads of state) who has appeared on a circulating coin. Back in 2014, we discussed the 10 pseta coin issued by Spain, and we featured that coin on this souvenir card.

Plans are underway for the next Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner, to be held on Wednesday, August 2 in Denver, Colorado for the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Details will be posted as we get closer to the event.

In addition to our dinner, visitors to the ANA Museum Showcase area on the bourse floor were able to see a few coins with a connection to The Adventures of the Three Garridebs. On display, were a selection of Syracusean dekadrachms, which we claim to be the coin that Nathan Garrideb was polishing as Holmes and Watson visited him in the story.

A Second Broadcast of Louis Hector’s Three Garridebs On Television

A Second Broadcast of Louis Hector’s Three Garridebs On Television

“… on the second occasion …” – The Adventure of the Resident Patient (RESI) It was nearly two years ago when we posted about the first television broadcast of a Sherlock Holmes story. On November 27, 1937 the National Broadcast Company broadcasted The Three Garridebs over its airwaves. Louis Hector portrayed Sherlock Holmes and William Podmore portrayed… Continue Reading

The Adventures of Curly Fu and Peanut: Episode 6

The Adventures of Curly Fu and Peanut: Episode 6

“‘You don’t seriously believe that?’” – The Adventures of The Six Napoleons (SIXN) The BBC Sherlock series is extremely popular in mainland China, where they refer to Holmes and Watson as Curly Fu and Peanut. Seriously. You can read more about that HERE. The British comedy team of Fred Turner and Dennis Gavin decided to produce a series… 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

Partial NBC Radio 12/25/1939 Broadcast of The Three Garridebs with Rathbone & Bruce

Partial NBC Radio 12/25/1939 Broadcast of The Three Garridebs with Rathbone & Bruce

“No doubt you see the significance of this discovery of mine?” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) Radio versions of The Three Garridebs was one of the very first items we posted about back in September 2014. In that post, we referred that one of the first radio programs that Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce did as… Continue Reading

“Hey Pal, Can You Spare A ‘Bob’? – A Very Simplified Guide to Sherlock Holmes and Money of the Victorian Age

“Hey Pal, Can You Spare A ‘Bob’? – A Very Simplified Guide to Sherlock Holmes and Money of the Victorian Age

If anyone has experienced the thrill of a summer in Houston, Texas, you know indoor reading is one of few options left for survival. During the summer of my 14th year, as other young men were discovering their first love — fishing, or a summer job, I discovered the stories of the Canon. As I… Continue Reading

Recreating 221B

Recreating 221B

“… a single large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Denny Dobry, the 42nd Garrideb and his wife Joann, will be hosting an open house for interested Sherlockians to view his version of Holmes and Watson’s famous sitting room at 221B Baker… Continue Reading

From Watson’s Tin Box: The Creeping Man

From Watson’s Tin Box: The Creeping Man

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares… Continue Reading