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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 holding their annual World’s Fair of Money that week at the nearby Colorado Convention Center.

In attendance for good food, drink and conversation were Greg Ruby, Charles Davis, Walter Ostromecki, Darlene Cypser, Larry Feldman, Mark and Arlene Levy, Ron Lies, Joanna Moldow, Mary Ann and Michael Franden, Dennis and Franice Masel, and Gawain Connor.

Above random photos of the attendees taken by Darlene Cysper, Chief Surgeon of DWNP

Photo of Darlene Cypser taken by Charles Davis

Our thanks to Darlene Cypser, Chief Surgeon of the DWNP, for graciously helping us to coordinate this dinnner. It is appreciated. If her name sounds familiar, she is the author of the pastiche The Adventure of the Apprentice’s Coin.

As has been our tradition, we issued a souvenir for the evening’s dinner. For the third consecutive dinner, we issued a souvenir card  – this year featuring the Lady Carfax Memorial Walk Medal that was issued by the DWNP and 3 other groups 25 years earlier. Forty cards were prepared.

The American Numismatic Association will have it’s National Money Show in Irving, Texas next March and then their World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia next August. We look forward to seeing folks at these two dinners next year.

 

The Member’s Badge of Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients

The Member’s Badge of Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients

“‘I was going to say that my practice could get along very well for a day or two, since it is the slackest time in the year.” – The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA) Photo by Larry Feldman, Staff Surgeon of DWNP As a result of our recent Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner… Continue Reading

The 2016 Silver Blaze (Southern Division) 2 Guinea Banknote

The 2016 Silver Blaze (Southern Division) 2 Guinea Banknote

“‘Then he paid up his two guineas…“ – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) In 1952, Thomas L. Stix, Sr. started the New York Silver Blaze at the Jamaica Raceway in honor of the story of the same title by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The race was an annual (well, almost) race at various tracks around… Continue Reading

The Lady Carfax Memorial Walk Medal

The Lady Carfax Memorial Walk Medal

“She walked up the Kennington Road …” – The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax       In the January 1992 edition of Peter E. Blau’s Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press, he commented: The American Volksmarch Association and three local Sherlockian societies will sponsor a “Lady Carfax Memorial Walk” in Black Forest, Colorado, on July 25 (a special… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News – October 2016

Garridebs in the News – October 2016

“Look at the headlines …” – The Adventure of the Stock Broker’s Clerk (STOC) One of our newer Garridebs, Jeff Rock aka Inspector Baynes, recently edited a book on the 1787 Fugio Cents that circulated in the states during the confederation period. From the press release: Many colonial collectors remember Rob Retz and know that when… Continue Reading

The Westphalian Coinage of Jerome I

The Westphalian Coinage of Jerome I

“… the natural anxiety of a wife for her missing husband.” – The Sign of The Four (SIGN) Jérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte was the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, a military leader who would become the Emperor of France. In his late teens, Jerome visited the United States after serving in the French navy in the Carribean. While visiting… Continue Reading