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The Member’s Badge of Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients

The Member’s Badge of Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients

“‘I was going to say that my practice could get along very well for a day or two, since it is the slackest time in the year.”

– The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA)

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Photo by Larry Feldman, Staff Surgeon of DWNP

As a result of our recent Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Denver, during the recent World’s Fair of Money, we were able to meet several members of the local scion, Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients. The DWNP was one of then three Denver-area Sherlockian groups that produced the Lady Carfax Memorial Walk Medal in 1992.

Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients was founded in 1974. Our friends at I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere did a very nice post on the group when they celebrated their fortieth anniversary a few years back.

Sometime during their history, they issued the member’s badge pictured above. The DWNP members I’ve talked and corresponded with either have conflicting accounts or were not active in the group at the time the medal was made. We’ll continue to research this.

OBVERSE: MEMBER OF DOCTOR WATSON’S / (DWNP seal, a doctor’s medical bag draped in cobwebs) / NEGLECTED PATIENTS

REVERSE: (blank)

Round, 40 mm, Brass, yellow ribbon

The Rathbone & Bruce Personality Dollar Bills

The Rathbone & Bruce Personality Dollar Bills

“… for his bills were all paid in ready money …” – The Adventure of the Five Orange Pipsi (FIVE) Last week, we published our Holmework Assignment for February asking for assistance with the Personality Dollar Bills of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce that were issued in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Peter E. Blau, the 13th… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Rathbone & Bruce Personality Dollar Bills

HolmeWork Assignment: Rathbone & Bruce Personality Dollar Bills

“… for his bills were all paid in ready money …” – The Adventure of the Five Orange Pipsi (FIVE) This month’s HolmeWork assignment is once again due to a brief nugget that appeared in Peter E. Blau’s Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press. From the November 1995: From This Old House (Box 468, Almont, MI 48003) offers… Continue Reading

Nigel Stock and Peter Cushing on a Japanese Phone Card

Nigel Stock and Peter Cushing on a Japanese Phone Card

“… actors in this drama…” – The Adventure of the Second Stain (SECO) Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock were to portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for 16 episodes of Sherlock Holmes on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 1968. Stock had portrayed Watson in the first 13 episodes of the series in 1964 and 1965, with… Continue Reading

A Japanese Phone Card with a Canine Holmes and Feline Watson

A Japanese Phone Card with a Canine Holmes and Feline Watson

“… he hauled something in as a fisherman lands a fish …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) Many of the visitors to this website probably recall the days when pay phones were a common site when walking down a city sidewalk or inside a hotel lobby. You would drop a few coins into the phone,… Continue Reading

Afghanistan or Iraq? Military Decorations of Captain John H. Watson

Afghanistan or Iraq? Military Decorations of Captain John H. Watson

“Which was it – Afghanistan or Iraq?” – A Study In Pink When the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) premiered their new series of Sherlock in July of 2010, devoted Sherlockians watched to see how the writers would take items from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories and update these items to the modern… Continue Reading