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Welcome IHOSE Episode #128 Listeners

Welcome IHOSE Episode #128 Listeners

“… difficulties caused by his own aversion to publicity.”

– The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot (DEVI)

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome those of you may have heard about us on Episode 128 of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast. Your friendly editor was interviewed by Scott Monty and Burt Wolder (the 47th Garrideb, aka Dr. Thorneycroft Huxtable) and hopefully did not embarrass himself.

We touched on a number of topics very briefly during our conversation and the following posts can provide you with more detailed information on our discussions. In no particular order…..

Edward C. Rochette ~ The 5th Garrideb

We discussed how the idea for a club of Sherlockian coin collectors was developed by Edward C. Rochette over 20 years ago. You can watch a video of Sherlock Holmes & Numismatics that Rochette gave at the 1991 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money by clicking HERE.

This is the souvenir elongated cent that was produced by the Maryland Token and Medal Society in 1989 that Rochette was asking your editor about, and that eventually led to the formation of The Fourth Garrideb. You can read about that HERE.

Scott Monty inquired about the 1994 Return of Sherlock Holmes coins issued by Gibraltar. You can read about those HERE and some of my thoughts about the 40,000 gold coins that were issued.

Twice a year our group holds a dinner in conjunction with National Money Show and the World’s Fair of Money, both events held by the American Numismatic Association. In 2018, the NMS will be in March in Irving, Texas and the August WFM will be held in Philadelphia. We invite local Sherlockians to join us for a night of good food and conversation and have a souvenir produced at each dinner. The photo above was from our August 2016 dinner in Anaheim and you can click HERE to see the souvenir we produced for our August 2017 dinner in Denver.

We briefly discussed challenge coins and there are many that feature Sherlock Holmes that you can check out by clicking HERE. That’s our own challenge coin, pictured on the left, which amazingly can be purchased in our SHOP, along with our lapel pins and some of our publications.

We also talked about some of the recent Legal Tender coins that have been issued around the world featuring Sherlockian themes. The South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu issued a dollar coin featuring Holmes and Professor Moriarty in 2011 and another in 2017 with Holmes and the Gloria Scott. In 2016, another South Pacific island nation, Niue issued two coins featuring the stars of the BBC television series Sherlock.

We discussed some of the coins that were mentioned in the stories of The Canon, and you can read about Money of the Late Victorian England. Burt Wolder brought up the name of R. Tait McKenize, who designed a medal for the Three Hours for Lunch Club, an earlier club formed by Christopher Morley prior to the founding of the Baker Street Irregulars.

Pictured above is the Garrideb Dekadrachm, the very coin Nathan Garrideb was polishing in The Three Garridebs when Holmes and Watson came to visit his quarters. Everyone who elects to become a lifetime member of The Fourth Garrideb recieves one of these coins. We consider this an homage to the shilling that the Baker Street Irregulars presents to its members. You can join us via our SHOP, we do charge a small fee to cover the cost of the coin, certificate and mailing. By the way, our coin is a replica. You can read how a real one of these coins sold for over $130,000 by clicking HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and checking us out. Feel free to browse and comment on any of the over 600 posts that we have done over the last three years. If you would like to reach out to us, please use our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you!

We would like to thank Scott Monty and Burt Wolder for having us as their guest on Episode 128 of IHOSE.

A Second Gold Sovereign Awarded Presented by the BSI

A Second Gold Sovereign Awarded Presented by the BSI

“… the highest of honours …” – A Study in Scarleti (STUD) Peter E. Blau, right, presents the Gold Sovereign Award to Michael F. Whelan at the 2017 BSI Dinner – Photo by Will Walsh Minutes before the conclusion of this year’s Bakers Street Irregulars annual dinner on January 6, 2017, Peter E. Blau, the 13th… Continue Reading

Julian Wolff, A Silver Dollar and A Gold Sovereign

Julian Wolff, A Silver Dollar and A Gold Sovereign

“Do you know anything of the commissionaire?” – The Adventure of The Naval Treaty (NAVA) Julian Wolff, M.D. – BSI Commissionaire 1961 – 1986 There are several members of our group that had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Julian Wolff, the Commissionaire of the Baker Street Irregulars from 1961 until he stepped down in 1986. There… Continue Reading

Sherlockian Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

Sherlockian Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

“What do you think of such a commission as that?” – The Advenuture of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR) A rather famous Sherlockian (more noted for his previous career) was recently appointed to fill a vacancy on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). From the U.S.Mint’s January 19, 2017 press release: The United States Mint is pleased… Continue Reading

The 1949 Inaugural Medal of BSI Member Harry S Truman

The 1949 Inaugural Medal of BSI Member Harry S Truman

“The leader alone retained his stern, impressive expression.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) The polls indicated that a Presidential candidate would win the general election handily. However, when the votes were tabulated, the other candidate was victorious. Are we talking about the recent 2016 Presidential election? No, we are referring to the 1948 Presidential… Continue Reading

The Presidential Inaugural Medals of BSI Member Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Presidential Inaugural Medals of BSI Member Franklin D. Roosevelt

“… whose massive head and resolute expression marked him as leader. “ – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) We have discussed before how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was awarded an honorary membership in the Baker Street Irregulars in 1942, which can be read HERE. With the 2017 President Inauguration a few days away, this seems like a… Continue Reading

The Philatelic and Numismatic Sherlock Holmes by Benton Woods

The Philatelic and Numismatic Sherlock Holmes by Benton Woods

“… such a dear, kind old clergyman.” – A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) In the November 1989 edition of Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press, Peter E. Blau published this nugget: Jan. 6 (appropriately) will be the publication date of Ben Wood’s new THE PHILATELIC & NUMISMATIC HOLMES (40 pp., $5.00 postpaid pre-publication and $6.00 afterward).  The following month, Blau would… Continue Reading

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money Dinner

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money Dinner

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) The Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Anaheim, CA – August 11, 2016 ~ Left to Right: (Standing) Bill Fritsch, Bob Fritsch; Darren Burgess, Larry Gaye, Suzanne Gaye, Greg Ruby, Sean M. Wright, BSI, DeForeest Wright Eight Sherlockians and numismatists… Continue Reading