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TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?”

– The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)

Souvenir Card issued for the 2017 Orlando Dinner

Six Sherlockians and numismatists gathered at Maggiano’s Pointe Orlando on Friday, March 10th for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner. The 2017 National Money Show in Orlando by the American Numismatic Association was the occasion for our fourth dinner. Attendees came from four states – Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Maryland.

As TFG has done for the three previous dinners, a numismatic souvenir was issued. For this dinner, a souvenir card was again issued. Twenty-five cards were produced.

The March 10th date coincided with the birthday of Pablo Sarasate, who is the only “real” person mentioned in the Canon (other than heads of state) who has appeared on a circulating coin. Back in 2014, we discussed the 10 pseta coin issued by Spain, and we featured that coin on this souvenir card.

Plans are underway for the next Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner, to be held on Wednesday, August 2 in Denver, Colorado for the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Details will be posted as we get closer to the event.

In addition to our dinner, visitors to the ANA Museum Showcase area on the bourse floor were able to see a few coins with a connection to The Adventures of the Three Garridebs. On display, were a selection of Syracusean dekadrachms, which we claim to be the coin that Nathan Garrideb was polishing as Holmes and Watson visited him in the story.

Classical Numismatic Group Sells 2 Coins From ACD Collection

Classical Numismatic Group Sells 2 Coins From ACD Collection

“Here was a case of ancient coins.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Classical Numismatic Group conducted an online auction of ancient coins that closed on September 28, 2016. One lot would be of interest to the Sherlockian numismatist: Sale 383, Lot: 458. Estimate $100. Sold for $240. This amount does not include… Continue Reading

Heritage To Auction A Syracusan Decadrachm At CICF

Heritage To Auction A Syracusan Decadrachm At CICF

“Syracusan – of the best period …” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) Heritage Auction’s April 14 – 19, 2016 CICF World Coins Signature Auction – Chicago #3046 – Lot TBD – HA.com Every member of The Fourth Garrideb receives a Garrideb Decadrachm with their lifetime membership certificate, an homage to the Baker Street Irregulars… Continue Reading

A Tray From Arthur Conan Doyle’s Coin Cabinet

A Tray From Arthur Conan Doyle’s Coin Cabinet

“Here was a case of ancient coins.” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) In the Fall 2014 newsletter of the BSI Trust, there was an announcement that a 10”x 11” coin tray which housed coins belonging to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had been donated to the BSI Trust. In talking to Andy Solberg,… Continue Reading

MTB’s “Attractive Folder” For Arthur Conan Doyle’s Ancient Coins

MTB’s “Attractive Folder” For Arthur Conan Doyle’s Ancient Coins

“… Watson, there is something very attractive about that …” – The Adventure of The Yellow Face (YELL) In our recent post about the 1968 sale of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ancient coin collection, the price list referenced that all the coins would be in an attractive folder that would certify the coin was from the collection.… Continue Reading

MTB’s 1968 Price List of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Ancient Coin Collection

MTB’s 1968 Price List of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Ancient Coin Collection

“That’s the list …” – The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle (BLUE) In October 2014, we published our first HolmeWork assignment, asking for assistance in locating the price list that Manfra, Tordella and Brookes issued in 1968 when they sold the ancient coin collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We now have copies of a… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Sotheby’s Auctioned A Portion of A. Conan Doyle’s Coin Collection

HolmeWork Assignment: Sotheby’s Auctioned A Portion of A. Conan Doyle’s Coin Collection

“Now and again I drive down to Sotheby‘s” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) We had earlier posted about Manfra, Tordella and Brooks offering ancient coins from Arthur Conan Doyle’s collection in 1968 (and we have some updates on that topic in the very near future!). While scrolling through the massive New York Times database, we… Continue Reading

Geese On Coins And Medals

Geese On Coins And Medals

“… a good fat goose …” – The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle (BLUE) It’s time for the dreaded “geese on coins” post for this month’s focus on The Blue Carbuncle. As we know, Henry Baker was bringing home a goose when he was attacked and left it behind upon the appearance of Peterson the commissionaire. Peterson brought… Continue Reading

Heritage To Auction A Decadrachm Of Syracuse At NYINC

Heritage To Auction A Decadrachm Of Syracuse At NYINC

“Syracusan – of the best period …” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) Heritage Auction’s January 3 – 4, 2016 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction – New York #3044 – Lot 31005 – HA.com Every member of The Fourth Garrideb receives a Garrideb Decadrachm with their lifetime membership certificate, an homage… Continue Reading