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Maryland National Capital Park Police Issue Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

Maryland National Capital Park Police Issue Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

“… made my way across the park…”

– The Red-Headed League (REDH)

During the summer of 2019, the Maryland – National Capital Park Police issued a challenge coin that featured the cartoon character of Snoopy wearing a deerstalker hat and cape, in the classic Sherlockian pose.

OBVERSE: MARYLAND – NATIONAL CAPITAL / (MNCPP Badge over a background of a United States flag) / PARK POLICE

REVERSE: Investigative Service Unit / (state of Maryland outline, with Maryland state flag as background) / (cartoon character of Snoopy, facing right, in deerstalker hat and cape, holding magnifying glass) / (MNCPP patch) / “In God we trust, all else NCIC”

45mm, Enamel, Round

To date, we have only been able to find examples for sale on various online auction services.

 

Windsor Mint Strikes 2019 Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Medal

Windsor Mint Strikes 2019 Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Medal

“It might be his portrait.” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) In the fall of 2019 the Windsor Mint, a private United Kingdom organization, released a gold plated medal honoring Sherlock Holmes. The obverse of the medal closely resembles the cover drawn by Frederic Dorr Steele for September 24,1904 issue of Collier’s that contained The Adventure of the… Continue Reading

TFG Member Hosting Open House on May 17

TFG Member Hosting Open House on May 17

“A Single Large Airy Sitting-Room, Cheerfully Furnished” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Mark your calendar for May 17, 2020, and plan to attend a Book Fair and Open House at Denny Dobry’s 221b Baker Street sitting room recreation in Reading, Pennsylvania.  The re-creation has been described as the most detailed and accurate of all the… Continue Reading

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Atlanta February 27

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Atlanta February 27

“… I should walk over in time for dinner.” -The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) The American Numismatic Association will be holding its National Money Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta from Thursday, February 27 thru Saturday, February 29. The Fourth Garrideb, the Sherlockian group of coin collectors or the coin club with Sherlock Holmes fans,… Continue Reading

Chocolate Sherlock Holmes Medallions

Chocolate Sherlock Holmes Medallions

“… I emerged with a little chocolate …” – The Adventure of the Lions Mane (LION) The Chocolate Vault has been in business making chocolates and candies for over 48 years in Horton, Michigan. They have recently introduced 2.5″ Chocolate Sherlock Holmes medallions which are available for purchase. Three varieties of chocolates are offered –… Continue Reading

The Numismatic Edgar Allan Poe Published by TFG

The Numismatic Edgar Allan Poe Published by TFG

“You remind me of Edgar Allan Poe’s Dupin.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Arthur Conan Doyle acknowledged on several occasions that the detective fiction was created by Edgar Allan Poe. Doyle managed a reference to Poe in his first Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet. One of the very earliest of posts on this website… Continue Reading

British Royal Mint Issues 2020 Agatha Christie 2 Pounds Coin

British Royal Mint Issues 2020 Agatha Christie 2 Pounds Coin

“… my hated rival …” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) The British Royal Mint has released the designs of the United Kingdom’s 2020 coinage, and they feature a 2 pound coin honoring mystery writer Agatha Christie and 100 years of mystery. Currently, these coins are only available as part of the annual coinage… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News – December 2019

Garridebs in the News – December 2019

“It is something new for me to see my name in the papers…” – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (CARD) Once again, it’s time for another installation of Garridebs in the News and we have several items to share. Congratulations to the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota on the success of their recent triennial conference… Continue Reading