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U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

“He is sure to be at the laboratory …” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD)       It is ironic that after spending a week in Anaheim, California and across the street from DisneyLand, that we learn of a challenge coin featuring Mickey Mouse with a deerstalker cap and magnifying glass. The United States… Continue Reading

Dick Tracy, Hemlock Homes and the Cold Cash Caper

Dick Tracy, Hemlock Homes and the Cold Cash Caper

“… the efficiency of our detective police force …” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) During the 1961 – 1962 television season, United Production Artists (UPA) created 130 episodes of The Dick Tracy Show for syndication. Each of these 5 minute episodes would start with Tracy in his office getting instruction over the intercom and then… Continue Reading

Daffy Duck & Porky Pig in “Deduce, You Say!”

Daffy Duck & Porky Pig in “Deduce, You Say!”

“… when we had this comic interlude.” – The Adventure of The Three Gables (3GAB) Your editor has fond memories of rushing home from elementary school in order to watch the old Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were syndicated to a local UHF TV station. There was also the Saturday morning show that appeared on… Continue Reading

Revenge of the Singing Snow Flakes

Revenge of the Singing Snow Flakes

” … pure as snow.” – The Adventure of Lady Frances Carfax (LADY) We are fortunate that the noted Sherlockian illustrator, Jeff Decker, has shared one of his seasonal cartoons with us here at TFG.  Enjoy! This cartoon originally appeared in The Devonshire Chronicle, official publication of The Chester Baskerville Society Jeff Decker was invested by the Baker… 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

Portrait of Britain 5 Pound Coins and Sherlock Holmes

Portrait of Britain 5 Pound Coins and Sherlock Holmes

“Have you dragged the basin of the Trafalgar Square fountain?” – The Adventure of The Noble Bachelor (NOBL) In 2014, the British Royal Mint issued a 4 coin set called Portrait of Britain honoring four historical sites – Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben. These £5 coins are .925 sterling silver and measures 38.6 mm… Continue Reading

2012 Irish 10 Euro Coin Honors Creator of Chubblock Homes

2012 Irish 10 Euro Coin Honors Creator of Chubblock Homes

Holmes, however, like all great artists, lived for his art’s sake…. – The Adventure of Black Peter (BLAC) John “Jack” Butler Yeats, the famous Irish artist, was honored in 2012 as the subject of Ireland’s 10 Euro coin, which was part of the European Union’s Silver Coin Program. Each country participating in the program issued a… Continue Reading