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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

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

Ephemera for the Irregular Plates from 2013 BSI Weekend

Ephemera for the Irregular Plates from 2013 BSI Weekend

“Did you notice nothing curious about that advertisement?” -The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) We recently reprinted Jon Lellenberg’s 2014 article on The Mystery of The Three Irregular Plates. To accompany his article, we are showing a flyer and color brochure that we believe were produced by Javier Doria, the vendor who was attempting… Continue Reading

Coming Attractions – March 2016: The Five Orange Pips

Coming Attractions – March 2016: The Five Orange Pips

“But they listened to my story with a smile.” – The Adventure of The Five Orange Pips (FIVE) March should be an exciting month. With the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show taking place in Dallas, we will have the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner at the Green Door Public House on Thursday, March 3rd.  Based… 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

Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels At BSI Weekend 2016

Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels At BSI Weekend 2016

“It is a little souvenir …” – A Case of Identity (IDEN) This upcoming week, Sherlockians converge on New York City for the BSI Weekend. Your beloved (?!?!) editor is arriving on Wednesday, January 13th and will be out and about with fellow Sherlockians through Sunday the 17th. I hope to see many of you… Continue Reading