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Thank You Very Much!

Thank You Very Much!

Thank You SherlockI have been negligent to date in offering thanks to those that have helped us launch The Fourth Garrideb, and I would like to correct that oversight at this time.
Homren Blau Scurek Barb Gregory
Wayne Homren, editor of The E-Sylum for the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, was kind enough to publish my initial announcement of seeing if there was any interest in forming this club by publishing this notice, along with follow-ups here, here, here and here.  You can subscribe to the weekly E-Sylum, for FREE, here, and also join the NBS by submitting their membership application, which can be found here.

Peter E. Blau. the Thirteenth Garrideb, was the first to reply to my inquiry in that first issue of The E-Sylum, less than 12 hours after it was published.  Blau included the announcement in the June issue of Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press.  In addition, Blau offered several helpful suggestion while I was setting up this website.

Once we had responses that there was interest for a numismatic Sherlockian society, I asked for meeting space at the American Numismatic Association‘s World’s Fair of Money. Rhonda Scurek, Director of Conventions for the ANA, generously provided us with space for our organizational meeting.  Barbara J. Gregory, Editor-In-Chief of The Numismatist, kindly included some words about the upcoming organizational meeting in the June issue of that magazine.

Harper Cuhaj Roger Johnson Bob Fritsch
David C. Harper, editor of Numismatic News, published our meeting announcement here. I’m amazed by the fact that Dave and I met 30 years ago at the 1984 Metropolitan New York Coin Convention, and yet we are both so young….

George S. Cuhaj, the Fourteenth Garrideb and editor of the Standard Catalog of World Coins, allowed us to use photographs from Krause Publications vast photo library and as well as some photos of items in his personal collection.

Roger Johnson, editor of the The Sherlock Holmes Journal, included our meeting notice in the July issue of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London’s District Messenger. He later followed up in the September issue with a paragraph on the formation of TFG.

I owe a special “thank you” to the Seventh Garrideb, Robert F. Fritsch.  Bob was the first person I reached out to with the idea for this society and has continually served as a sounding board for ideas and encouragement.


The Sherlockian E-Times gave us a very nice write -up in their September issue.

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Thanks to both the Society of the Naval Treaty in Annapolis, Maryland and the White Rose Irregulars of York, Pennsylvania for allowing me to talk about TFG at recent meetings and for linking to us on their websites.


The members at both Watson’s Tin Box of Ellicott City, Maryland and the Six Napoleons of Baltimore were kind enough to allow me to make a few brief remarks about TFG at their recent meetings.

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The Crew of the Barque Lone Star in Dallas – Forth Worth has added us to their links page on their website and gave us a very nice write-up in the September issue of their newsletter, The Bilge Pump.

Lastly, Northern Ireland’s Crew of the S.S. May Day read about us in the District Messenger and added us to the links page of their website.

It is very satisfying to me to see this level of camaraderie and support for a new organization.  All the groups who have linked to us are (or soon will be) will be included on our own links page here.  If I have missed anyone, please let me know!

Thanks again!

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