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Holmework Assignment: The Diogenes Club of Tokyo Medal

Holmework Assignment: The Diogenes Club of Tokyo Medal

“Well, in the Diogenes Club, for example.”

– The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (GREE)

On December 17, 2017, the Sherlock Holmes Collection of Daniel Posnansky was sold at auction by the firm of Profiles in History. This post will focus on the medal pictured above. The lot was described as follows: 
291. [Sherlockiana.] Vintage silver pendant metal for the Diogenes Club of Tokyo (ca. 1940s) Silver 1 in. round pendant medal by artist Taro for the Diogenes Club of Tokyo, Japan. With relief image of Diogenes holding a lantern on the front and image of the Torii Gate and “silver” stamp on the verso. The emblem of Baritsu Chapter of The Baker Street Irregulars founded on October 12, 1948. With attached hanging hoop for wearing on a chain. Accompanied by its original delicate wood and felt-lined presentation box. In vintage very good condition. Estimated value: $200 – $300

Does anyone else have any information on this medal or the Diogenes Club of Tokyo?

 

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