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Altamont’s Agents of Albany’s Lapel Pin

Altamont’s Agents of Albany’s Lapel Pin

“I grudge Altamont nothing.”

– His Last Bow (LAST)

     

On October 23, 1978, the group Altamont’s Agents was formed in Albany, New York, meeting at a pub that was named Holmes and Watson, Ltd. This group would go on to be recognized as a scion of the Baker Street Irregulars.

In 1989, the group would have the above pictured lapel pin manufactured by I/R Miniatures. The pin was designed by Charles A. Meyer, BSI and would be sculpted by William F. Imrie. The pin shows Holmes sporting the whiskers that made up the bulk of his “disguise.” The back of the pin has the reverse design of an 1896 British shilling, which was a day’s pay for a member of Holmes’s Baker Street Irregulars.

The pin was cast in Britannia metal and 221 pins were made.

They did a very nice job of replicating the shilling for this pin. Compare the pin to a real shilling below….

Thanks to Evelyn Herzog, wife of John Baesch, the 25th Garrideb, for sharing this with us

Get Sherlock Holmes Themed Personalized Checks

Get Sherlock Holmes Themed Personalized Checks

“Have you your cheque-book?” – The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (BERY) The hardcore Sherlockian numismatist now has the option of getting checks printed with Sherlockian themes. These could be the perfect way to send your payment for a club meeting dinner or paying for purchases in the Vendor Room during the BSI Weekend in… Continue Reading

United Kingdom issues 2014 World War I Commemorative Coins

United Kingdom issues 2014 World War I Commemorative Coins

“It was nine o’clock at night upon the second of August – the most terrible August in the history of the world.” – His Last Bow (LAST) Published in September 1917 in Strand Magazine, LAST is unusual in the 60 stories of the Canon – the narration is in the third person, not, as usual, by Dr.… Continue Reading

Cook Islands Issues 2014 Shades of Nature – Bees Coin

Cook Islands Issues 2014 Shades of Nature – Bees Coin

“… he has definitely retired from London and betaken himself to study and bee-farming on the Sussex Downs.” – The Adventure of The Second Stain (SECO) The Cook Islands have partnered with CIT – Coin Investment Trust to issue a 2014 five dollar coin featuring the honey bee.  We know that Holmes retired to a life… Continue Reading