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TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?”

– The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)

Souvenir Card issued for the 2017 Orlando Dinner

Six Sherlockians and numismatists gathered at Maggiano’s Pointe Orlando on Friday, March 10th for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner. The 2017 National Money Show in Orlando by the American Numismatic Association was the occasion for our fourth dinner. Attendees came from four states – Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Maryland.

As TFG has done for the three previous dinners, a numismatic souvenir was issued. For this dinner, a souvenir card was again issued. Twenty-five cards were produced.

The March 10th date coincided with the birthday of Pablo Sarasate, who is the only “real” person mentioned in the Canon (other than heads of state) who has appeared on a circulating coin. Back in 2014, we discussed the 10 pseta coin issued by Spain, and we featured that coin on this souvenir card.

Plans are underway for the next Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner, to be held on Wednesday, August 2 in Denver, Colorado for the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Details will be posted as we get closer to the event.

In addition to our dinner, visitors to the ANA Museum Showcase area on the bourse floor were able to see a few coins with a connection to The Adventures of the Three Garridebs. On display, were a selection of Syracusean dekadrachms, which we claim to be the coin that Nathan Garrideb was polishing as Holmes and Watson visited him in the story.

Garridebs in the News – February 2017

Garridebs in the News – February 2017

“Under a series of flaming headlines …” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) Last month’s BSI Weekend in New York saw the release of the 5th edition of The Saturday Review of Literature. This year’s version features an article on the 70 year history of the Six Napoleons of Baltimore and features the souvenir scrip… Continue Reading

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner to be held March 10 in Orlando

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner to be held March 10 in Orlando

“We shall have time for a mouthful of dinner …” – The Adventure of The Empty House (EMPT) The Fourth Garrideb will be in Orlando, Florida for the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show being held March 9-11, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center. The Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner will be held… Continue Reading

Meet the Garridebs: William Pavey Meskan

Meet the Garridebs: William Pavey Meskan

“A little later the chief constable sent for me.” – The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD) It’s been just over a year since we last published one of our “Meet the Garridebs” features. Let’s take this opportunity to meet the 12th Garrideb, William Pavey Meskan, aka Beau. One of our founding charter members (Syracusean,… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News – January 2017

Garridebs in the News – January 2017

“It is something new for me to see my name in the papers…” – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (CARD) At the November 19, 2016 luncheon meeting of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes, two Garridebs were honored with memberships into the group. Congratulations to the 19th Garrideb, Steve Mason, on his investiture as The… Continue Reading

Save the Dates! Two Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinners Planned for 2017

Save the Dates! Two Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinners Planned for 2017

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Friday, March 10, 2017 is the date for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes dinner in Orlando, being held during the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show. We look forward to seeing many of our friends and Florida-based Sherlockians… Continue Reading

We are Thankful

We are Thankful

“We must be thankful for what we’ve got.” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) Tomorrow, here in the United States, is our Thanksgiving holiday. It is a time to be reflective and offer our thanks for many things. Thank you to our readers and members for joining us and reading our posts here. You are… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News – October 2016

Garridebs in the News – October 2016

“Look at the headlines …” – The Adventure of the Stock Broker’s Clerk (STOC) One of our newer Garridebs, Jeff Rock aka Inspector Baynes, recently edited a book on the 1787 Fugio Cents that circulated in the states during the confederation period. From the press release: Many colonial collectors remember Rob Retz and know that when… Continue Reading