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The Bimetallic Question of Montreal’s Lapel Pin

The Bimetallic Question of Montreal’s Lapel Pin

“… a Minister needs information as to a point which involves the Navy, India, Canada, and the bi-metallic question …” – The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (BRUC) It was in The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans  that we learned of Mycroft Holmes knowledge of the bi-metallic question. Bimetallism is the practice of a country using… Continue Reading

Altamont’s Agents of Albany’s Lapel Pin

Altamont’s Agents of Albany’s Lapel Pin

“I grudge Altamont nothing.” – His Last Bow (LAST)       On October 23, 1978, the group Altamont’s Agents was formed in Albany, New York, meeting at a pub that was named Holmes and Watson, Ltd. This group would go on to be recognized as a scion of the Baker Street Irregulars. In 1989,… Continue Reading

TFG Issues 2015 Medal, Lapel Pin

TFG Issues 2015 Medal, Lapel Pin

” … when I should have had a medal the size of a soup plate.” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) At our recent annual meeting in Chicago during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, the newly issued lapel pin and 2015 medal for The Fourth Garrideb were revealed. The 2 inch… Continue Reading

The Three Garridebs of Westchester County’s Lapel Pin

The Three Garridebs of Westchester County’s Lapel Pin

“Well, if you can lay your hands upon a Garrideb, there’s money in it.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) A few days after publishing our post about the Three Garridebs of Westchester County, we became aware that the group had earlier issued a lapel pin with a numismatic twist. The pin features a… Continue Reading

Visa’s 2012 London Olympic Games Sherlock Holmes Pin

Visa’s 2012 London Olympic Games Sherlock Holmes Pin

“The hand which fastened that pin…” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Your editor is also a collector of Sherlockian lapel pins and recently came across the above pictured lapel pin. The Summer and Winter Olympic Games are a boon to pin collectors, with hundreds of pins being issued to commemorate the Games by various… Continue Reading

Today is our Fifth Anniversary!

Today is our Fifth Anniversary!

“… five years – when I should have had a medal the size of a soup plate.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Five years ago today, 7 gentlemen got together in Chicago during the World’s Fair of Money to discuss forming a Sherlockian coin club. Less than an hour later, everyone walked out… Continue Reading

2002 Disneyana Silver Medal Features Sherlock Mickey

2002 Disneyana Silver Medal Features Sherlock Mickey

“I was invited to a week-end gathering” – His Last Bow (LAST) After witnessing the growth and popularity of Disneyana gatherings hosted by outside entities, the Walt Disney Company through its Walt Disney Attractions Merchandise division decided to host its own events for collectors. The first Disneyana Convention was held in the Contemporary Resort Convention Center… Continue Reading

Faces of Moriarty Leo McKern

Faces of Moriarty Leo McKern

“… an incomparable actor” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Reginald “Leo” McKern (March 16, 1920 – July 23, 2002) was an Australian actor. While our group will focus on his portrayal of Professor James Moriarty in the 1975 musical comedy film, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, he is better known for his role as… Continue Reading

I’ve seen that design somewhere before ….

I’ve seen that design somewhere before ….

“… a scandalous forgery …” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) We routinely scan new auction listings on sites such as eBay in our search for various numismatica Sherlockiana. We recently came across a listing of 8 Sherlock Holmes pin-back buttons, which are pictured above. That pin on the botton left corner…. I’ve seen… Continue Reading