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“Has Anything Escaped Me?” – Sherlockian Miscellaneous

“Has Anything Escaped Me?” – Sherlockian Miscellaneous

“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.

Picture by the Sherlock Holmes Hospitality Group

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.

A Check on Lady Frances (1955)

A Check on Lady Frances (1955)

“She banks at Silvester’s.” – The Adventure of Lady Frances Carfax (LADY) According to the distinguished French criminologist, Alphonse Bertillon, it is impossible for a bird to fly through a cloud without leaving traces. And so, while passing near Montpelier during one of my recent trips through Southern France, I decided to investigate a bird of another color. Not… Continue Reading

Reproduction Check of Arthur Conan Doyle

Reproduction Check of Arthur Conan Doyle

“But thanks to my cheque-book …” – His Last Bow (LAST) The website of Famous-Celebrity-Autographs.com has numerous offerings of reproductions of checks signed by celebrities and other famous people. One such celebrity would be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They are offering a reproduction of a $15 check that he wrote on June 7, 1922 and was drawn… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes and Cheques, Part II

Sherlock Holmes and Cheques, Part II

‘I think twelve thousand pounds is the sum that I owe you, is it not?’ – The Priory School (PRIO) The other month, we posted Lee Poleske’s article on Sherlock Holmes related checks. The British Banking History Society has shared three other checks of banks mentioned in the Canon. The Capital and Counties Bank Limited, where Sherlock Holmes… Continue Reading

The Banking Connection: 1894 – 1994

The Banking Connection: 1894 – 1994

“The Capital and Counties Bank, Oxford Street branch, are my agents.” – The Adventure of The Priory School (PRIO) London in 1894, when Sherlock Holmes returned from his incognito foreign journeying, was enjoying the Golden Age of British Imperial investment and expansion, bringing an enormous accretion of wealth to the Capital City of the Empire.… Continue Reading

Book: A Study In Banking (1989)

Book: A Study In Banking (1989)

“You may possibly have read my little monograph …” – The Hound of The Baskervilles (HOUN) In the Sherlock Holmes Society of London’s District Messenger #87 (June 29, 1989) was this announcement: Over the weekend we were also introduced to our member James Cuthbertson’s delightful little book A STUDY IN BANKING: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE… Continue Reading

1994 BSI Dinner Souvenir From Watson’s Tin Box

1994 BSI Dinner Souvenir From Watson’s Tin Box

“Have you your cheque-book?” – The Adventure of The Beryl Coronet (BERY) One of the traditions of the annual Baker Street Irregulars dinners held each January is a gift bag of assorted cards, souvenirs and assorted goodies from attendees, other Sherlockians and scions from around the globe. My home scion of Watson’s Tin Box of… Continue Reading