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The BSI Investors’ Newsletter of February 9, 1950

The BSI Investors’ Newsletter of February 9, 1950

“… never made but one investment in my life …”

– The Adventure of the Resident Patient (RESI)

Image by ProfilesInHistory, from the Daniel Posnansky Collection catalog

Back in January 2016, we discussed the stock certificates of the Baker Street Irregulars, Inc. from the late 1940’s. You can read that post HERE, with illustrations of two BSI stock certificates. In last December’s sale of the Sherlock Holmes Collection of Daniel Posnansky by Profiles in History, lot 267 was the BSI Investors Newsletter, pictured above.

Just another small fragment to the remarkable history of the Baker Street Irregulars.

Porcelain Casts of Sherlockian Hobo Nickel Being Auctioned

Porcelain Casts of Sherlockian Hobo Nickel Being Auctioned

“Well, then, spend the next twenty-four hours in an intensive study of Chinese pottery.” – The Adventurous of the Illustrious Client (ILLU) In the upcoming Heritage Auctions session at next month’s Florida United Numismatists convention, there is the following lot being offered for bid: LOT #4897   Group Lot of 8 Modern Hobos, Porcelain Castings…. (Total: 8… Continue Reading

A Basic Timeline of Terra 221B – The Three Garridebs

A Basic Timeline of Terra 221B – The Three Garridebs

“… this enables me to fix the date …” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Editor’s Note: Back in 2000-2001, Brad Keefauver, the 41st Garrideb, was a discussion leader on the Hounds of the Internet and was publishing The 17 Steps discussion questions that we have been reprinting here monthly. In addition, he would also publish a… Continue Reading

Hawkshaw the Detective: The Curious Episode of the Ferris Wheel and the Stolen Silver Bars (December 7, 1919)

Hawkshaw the Detective: The Curious Episode of the Ferris Wheel and the Stolen Silver Bars (December 7, 1919)

“What sort of burglars are they who steal silver …” – The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (ABBE) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. This time, we will change it up and offer up a strip of… Continue Reading

The Strange Case of the Delayed 1939 Radio Broadcast of The Three Garridebs

The Strange Case of the Delayed 1939 Radio Broadcast of The Three Garridebs

“Some delay was inevitable.” – The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (LADY)  Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce began appearing as Holmes and Watson on The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on NBC Radio’s Blue Network in October, 1939. The 13th episode of the series was The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, which was broadcast on Christmas Day, Monday,… Continue Reading

Diogenes Club of Washington, DC Issues Challenge Coin

Diogenes Club of Washington, DC Issues Challenge Coin

“It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started …” – The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (GREE) The Diogenes Club of Washington, DC is one of the newer scions of the Baker Street Irregulars, having been founded just a few months after our own group was formed in 2014. Organized by… Continue Reading

Junior Sherlockian Society Issued Wooden Nickel at 2018 BSI Dinner

Junior Sherlockian Society Issued Wooden Nickel at 2018 BSI Dinner

“It is a little souvenir …” – A Case of Identity (IDEN) We’ve had posts before where we’ve discussed souvenirs being issued for the annual Baker Street Irregulars dinners that are held every January in New York, such as Peter E. Blau’s annual publication or our own group’s souvenir card that was produced this January. This January’s… Continue Reading

The View Halloa: The Three Garridebs

The View Halloa: The Three Garridebs

“I have my old favourite with me.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) If there is such a thing as a guilty pleasure in the Canon, this story is mine. I know it isn’t in the top tier of Watson’s accounts for overall quality, but it’s a favorite with me, and I can… Continue Reading

Many Sherlockian Actors in A Christmas Carol (1984)

Many Sherlockian Actors in A Christmas Carol (1984)

“I had called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes upon the second morning after Christmas, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season.” – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (BLUE) With the holiday season upon us, we will take this opportunity to share this December 17, 1984 telecast of A Christmas Carol featuring George C.… Continue Reading

A Fascinating New Medal for Collectors (12/27/1987)

A Fascinating New Medal for Collectors (12/27/1987)

“… I should have had a medal …” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Medal design captures the Holmes mystique. SHERLOCK Holmes, one of the world’s most famous fictional characters, is the subject of an imaginative new medal marking the centennial of his literary birth. The medal was designed by the noted medallic artist, Marika… Continue Reading