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Three Varieties of Benedict Cumberbatch Personality Dollars

Three Varieties of Benedict Cumberbatch Personality Dollars

“It might be his portrait.”

– The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)

Last month, we posted a Holmework Assignment regarding the Personality Dollar Bills of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce and were rewarded with examples in a follow-up post a week later. We now turn our attention to Personality Dollar Bills of Benedict Cumberbatch of BBC’s Sherlock fame.

Pictured above are three distinct varieties of these bills that feature Benedict Cumberbatch. These are actual one dollar Federal Reserve Notes that have portraits of Cumberbatch pasted over George Washington’s portrait.

The top variety is the newest, having just appeared in 2017 and features Cumberbatch in a straight portrait view and has his name printed below. Currently this note only exists in black and white.

The bottom two notes varieties have been sold for several years now and feature Cumberbatch is a three-quarters portrait view. Both of these notes use the same portrait in black and white or color varieties. Notice that Cumberbatch’s name does not appear below the portrait on these two varieties.

All three note can still be found on major online auction services and can be purchased at the time this post was written.

For the hardcore collector, there are Personality Dollar Bills for several other actors that have played Holmes or Watson. In our searches, we have found examples for Robert Downey, Jr., Charlton Heston and Jude Law. None of these notes, however, have the pictures from their Sherlockian efforts.

The BBC Sherlock Challenge Coin by Commissioned Credentials

The BBC Sherlock Challenge Coin by Commissioned Credentials

“… missed me.” – The Adventure of the Dancing Men (DANC)         Commissioned Credentials, a company specializing in making faux credentials for popular movies and television shows, has issued a challenge coin featuring design elements from the BBC television series Sherlock. These challenge coins were first made in 2017. OBVERSE: 221B /… Continue Reading

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

Nigel Stock and Peter Cushing on a Japanese Phone Card

Nigel Stock and Peter Cushing on a Japanese Phone Card

“… actors in this drama…” – The Adventure of the Second Stain (SECO) Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock were to portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for 16 episodes of Sherlock Holmes on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 1968. Stock had portrayed Watson in the first 13 episodes of the series in 1964 and 1965, with… Continue Reading

The Star Trek: The Next Generation Sherlockian Phone Card

The Star Trek: The Next Generation Sherlockian Phone Card

“… a most interesting character …” – The Adventure of the Speckled Band (SPEC) Brent Spiner would play the role of android Lt. Commander Data in all but one episode of the seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and in four feature films. His character is introduced to the Sherlock Holmes stories in the season 1… Continue Reading

Faces of Holmes: Leonard Nimoy

Faces of Holmes: Leonard Nimoy

“… besides being an incomparable actor.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) Mention the name of Leonard Nimoy to most people and they will immediately associate him with his character of Spock on Star Trek. I’ll admit that I do as well, although I also recall his appearance as The Great Paris on two seasons of Mission: Impossible.… Continue Reading

Afghanistan or Iraq? Military Decorations of Captain John H. Watson

Afghanistan or Iraq? Military Decorations of Captain John H. Watson

“Which was it – Afghanistan or Iraq?” – A Study In Pink When the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) premiered their new series of Sherlock in July of 2010, devoted Sherlockians watched to see how the writers would take items from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories and update these items to the modern… Continue Reading

The WhoLock Virtual Run Medal

The WhoLock Virtual Run Medal

“… with a loud breathing of a running man.” – The Sign of The Four (SIGN) Back in February, we first reported about the WhoLock Comic Con 5k Run and it’s Sherlock themed medal. The original plan was to award two separate medals, one for Doctor Who and one for Sherlock, which could be combined and worn together. Those… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes and Scooby-Doo

Sherlock Holmes and Scooby-Doo

“Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Since we having recently been talking about a mystery involving a giant hound, let’s turn our focus onto a giant hound that helps solves mysteries. In 1969, the animation studios of Hanna-Barbera produced the first episodes of Scooby-Doo,… Continue Reading