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From Watson’s Tin Box: The Blue Carbuncle

From Watson’s Tin Box: The Blue Carbuncle

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.”

The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR)

The £1,000 banknote that Countess Morcar paid Peterson for his reward. - WTB Blue Evidence Box
The 1,000 banknote that Countess Morcar paid Peterson for his reward. – WTB Blue Evidence Box

Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a few select items from their tin evidence box for The Blue Carbuncle with us here at The Fourth Garrideb. These evidence boxes were originally created by the late Paul Churchill, BSI, one of the founders of Watson’s Tin Box and contains both genuine artifacts and genuine faux reproductions that he (and others) created. These items create a great deal of discussion at their monthly meetings and we hope it will do the same here. Enjoy!

BLUE ForecepsLensBirdTag
Tag that was attached to the turkey, forceps and lens. – WTB BLUE Evidence Box
BLUE NewspaperAd
Newspaper article regarding the theft of the Blue Carbuncle & arrest of John Horner. – WTB BLUE Evidence Box
BLUE Carbunclein Casket
THE Blue Carbuncle (the very one!) inside the small Moroccan casket. – WTB BLUE Evidence Box
BLUE HolmesAdNote
Holmes’ handwritten note to advertise the lost hat and goose belonging to Mr. Henry Baker. – WTB BLUE Evidence Box
BLUE LostHatad
It appears that it occurred to Peterson to also place the advertisement in The Times! – WTB BLUE Evidence Box
BLUE BakersTamo-Shanter
The Scotch bonnet that Mr. Henry Baker wore when he met with Holmes to retrieve his missing hat and turkey. – WTB BLUE Evidence Box
BLUE BakerThanYou
Mr. Henry Baker, having very good manners, wrote a thank you note to Holmes. – WTB BLUE Evidence Box
BLUE SportTimes
Breckenridge the Goose monger, had a similar copy of the Pink ‘Un in his pocket when Holmes came to his booth. – WTB BLUE Evidence Box
BLUE HotelCosmoRecipt
The Countess of Morcar’s statement from the Hotel Cosmopolitan. – WTB BLUE Evidence Box

 

Thanks to the 42nd Garrideb, Denny Dobry, for the scans in this post. Thanks also to Debbie Clark, the 58th Garrideb, the current keeper of the evidence boxes.

WTBWatson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion in Columbia, MD, is one of the most active Sherlockian groups in the Middle Atlantic region, Generally meeting on the last Monday of each month, the meetings feature canonical toasts, good conversations and dining, as well as a discussion of the month’s featured story and an educational presentation. For more information about Watson’s Tin Box, please visit their website HERE.

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