A Scion Society of The Baker Street Irregulars
“In my profession all sorts of odd knowledge comes useful…”
– The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR)
A collection of possible items of interest —
Gregory L. Zentz, the 18th Garrideb, has shared with us an online database that provides both numismatic and intrinsic coin values called CoinTrackers. That guy pictured on their logo looks familiar.
The 13th Garrideb, Peter E. Blau, has mentioned the multi-level marketing program of Shopping Sherlock in his Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press on a few occasions in the past. We recently came across this picture of them presenting a “golf tournament” sized check for a million dollars as part of some promotion in 2014.
We’ve also talked about the Sherlock Holmes Pub in Edmonton before, back when they installed a BitCoin ATM at one of their locations. Visitors to their Bourbon Street Pub location have been attaching money to the bar for over 30 years. Tourists leave their mark on the pub by writing their names or quotes, drawings, or whatever on the currency and then fasten it to the walls of the bar.
Over the years, the proprietors would take the money down, but tourists would resume the tradition of attaching money to the bar. Management made a decision to take whatever was attached to the bar annually and donate that sum to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The pub would also match the donations in their contribution.
Our next item comes from France. Thomas Riboulet and Anthony Stan have packaged a magic trick set with instructions called Sherlock’oin. In this illusion, a selected and signed card is lost in the middle of the deck. The illusionist puts all the cards back in the box and then borrows a coin from the audience. The coin is signed by a spectator and the illusionist makes the coin magically disappear. The signed coin reappears instantly in the box and in the middle of the deck on the signed card! The kit can be found for purchase on an major online auction service.
Our last item is the Sherlock Watermark Detector. While primarily designed to be used with postage stamps, it can also be used on paper currency and other fiscal documents to detect watermarks. Full details can be found HERE.