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The 2003 Sherlock Mickey Elongated Quarter

The 2003 Sherlock Mickey Elongated Quarter

“… play with me like a cat with a mouse.”

– The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (ABBE)

The Walt Disney Company launched a huge celebration in 2003 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. At Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, they had the 75 Years with Mickey celebration that launched on March 1st of that year. As part of that celebration, Walt Disney World issued a series of 62 different elongated designs on quarter dollar coins. One of those 62 designs included Mickey Mouse dressed in Sherlockian garb.

OBVERSE: 75 YEARS WITH / MICKEY / WALT DISNEY WORLD / (Standing Mickey Mouse, facing left, wearing inverness cape and deerstalker cap, holding a magnifying glass) / © DISNEY

This particular design was available on one of the elongated coin rolling stations that was located within the Emporium, the Magic Kingdom’s primary and largest gift shop, on Main Street USA. Most of the designs in the 62 coin series were available for purchase until the end of June 2005.

Cook Islands To Issue Detective Conan Coins

Cook Islands To Issue Detective Conan Coins

“… looking as delighted as a child with a new toy.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) The government of the Cook Islands announced in late July that they would be striking two coins to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Detective Conan. In 1994, a Japanese detective manga series called Detective Conan was launched and since that time over… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes and Scooby-Doo

Sherlock Holmes and Scooby-Doo

“Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Since we having recently been talking about a mystery involving a giant hound, let’s turn our focus onto a giant hound that helps solves mysteries. In 1969, the animation studios of Hanna-Barbera produced the first episodes of Scooby-Doo,… Continue Reading

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

Dick Tracy, Hemlock Homes and the Cold Cash Caper

Dick Tracy, Hemlock Homes and the Cold Cash Caper

“… the efficiency of our detective police force …” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) During the 1961 – 1962 television season, United Production Artists (UPA) created 130 episodes of The Dick Tracy Show for syndication. Each of these 5 minute episodes would start with Tracy in his office getting instruction over the intercom and then… Continue Reading

Daffy Duck & Porky Pig in “Deduce, You Say!”

Daffy Duck & Porky Pig in “Deduce, You Say!”

“… when we had this comic interlude.” – The Adventure of The Three Gables (3GAB) Your editor has fond memories of rushing home from elementary school in order to watch the old Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were syndicated to a local UHF TV station. There was also the Saturday morning show that appeared on… Continue Reading

Revenge of the Singing Snow Flakes

Revenge of the Singing Snow Flakes

” … pure as snow.” – The Adventure of Lady Frances Carfax (LADY) We are fortunate that the noted Sherlockian illustrator, Jeff Decker, has shared one of his seasonal cartoons with us here at TFG.  Enjoy! This cartoon originally appeared in The Devonshire Chronicle, official publication of The Chester Baskerville Society Jeff Decker was invested by the Baker… Continue Reading