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U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

“He is sure to be at the laboratory …” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD)       It is ironic that after spending a week in Anaheim, California and across the street from DisneyLand, that we learn of a challenge coin featuring Mickey Mouse with a deerstalker cap and magnifying glass. The United States… Continue Reading

A Second Challenge Coin for NYPD’s Sgt. Buddy Murnane

A Second Challenge Coin for NYPD’s Sgt. Buddy Murnane

” … a promising detective …” – The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD) Back in November 2015, we reported on a challenge coin that was issued to honor Sgt. Buddy Murnane of the New York Police Department. Murnane passed away from a heart attack in March 2015, a month shy of his mandatory retirement. He had… Continue Reading

Corpus Christi Police Issue Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Design

Corpus Christi Police Issue Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Design

“Texas, I think.” – The Adventure of The Five Orange Pips (FIVE) In early 2016, the Criminal Investigation Division of the Corpus Christi Police Department issued a very attractive challenge coin that prominently features Sherlock Holmes. It  can be found for sale on some online auction services, such as eBay. OBVERSE: ROBBERY/HOMICIDE (star) FAMILY VIOLENCE (star)… Continue Reading

NYPD Latent Print Section Issues Pink Sherlock Themed Challenge Coin

NYPD Latent Print Section Issues Pink Sherlock Themed Challenge Coin

“There is always the chance of finger-marks or something.” – The Adventure of the Three Gables (3GAB) The Latent Print Section of New York’s Police Department has issued a second challenge coin featuring Sherlock Holmes.  In early 2015, they issued their first challenge coin that had a white background.  The second challenge coin, issued in… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News

Garridebs in the News

“It is something new for me to see my name in the papers…” – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (CARD) At the recent November 1st luncheon meeting of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes, three Garridebs were invested as members of ASH. Congratulations to the 43rd Garrideb, Robert J. Stek who has the ASH investiture… Continue Reading

Alabama Sheriff’s Office Issues Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Motifs

Alabama Sheriff’s Office Issues Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Motifs

” … which served as the local police station” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) The Sheriff’s Office of Montgomery County, Alabama, has issued a challenge coin that features a magnifying glass and a deerstalker cap within the design on the coin’s reverse. Not the most Sherlockian of designs, but just enough to be of interest… Continue Reading

Sgt. Buddy Murnane’s Sherlock Holmes Themed Challenge Coin

Sgt. Buddy Murnane’s Sherlock Holmes Themed Challenge Coin

” … a promising detective …” – The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD) On March 15, 2015, Sergeant Francis “Buddy” Murnane passed away from an apparent heart attack. Murnane, a NYPD officer since 1973, was the New York Police Department’s longest serving officer and had never taken a sick day during his career.  He was a… Continue Reading

Two Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coins From NYPD’s Missing Persons Squad

Two Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coins From NYPD’s Missing Persons Squad

“… it is, indeed, the missing man.” – The Man With The Twisted Lip (TWIS) The number of police departments and related agencies that are issuing challenge coins with Sherlock Holmes themes continue to grow. In fact, while this post was being written, we literally had to “stop the presses” as we learned of a second challenge… Continue Reading

Sherlockian Related (almost!) Challenge Coin News

Sherlockian Related (almost!) Challenge Coin News

“You will challenge him …” – The Sign of The Four (SIGN) During the past year, we have published several items about challenge coins being issued with a Sherlock Holmes theme.  In this post we’ll share two challenge coins that have a borderline or fringe attachment to Sherlockiana. First, almost a year ago, Robert Downey, Jr.… Continue Reading