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Great Falls (MT) Tribune Published 3GAR on March 22, 1925

Great Falls (MT) Tribune Published 3GAR on March 22, 1925

“The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers …”

– The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR)

When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had his stories published that would make up the Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, the stories were first printed in the United States in Colliers Weekly and in the Strand Magazine for the United Kingdom. The North American Newspaper Alliance would offer the stories to its member newspapers a few months later for publication.

Over the past several years, we have shared images and scans of newspapers that published The Adventure of the Three Garridebs.

Today, we are sharing a scan of The Great Falls (MT) Tribune of Sunday, March 22, 1925.  You can view a scan of the entire page by clicking on the picture of the page.  They used only one of Frederic Dorr Steele’s drawings to accompany the story

The 2018 Russian 25 Rubles “Hooray for Hollywood” Coin Featuring Cumberbatch

The 2018 Russian 25 Rubles “Hooray for Hollywood” Coin Featuring Cumberbatch

” A man might as well live in Russia …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) As more and more countries learn there is easy money to be made is striking coins appealing to the fans of major pop culture stars, we are starting to see more with Sherlockian ties.. In 2018, Russia issued a series… Continue Reading

A Third Challenge Coin from NYPD’s Missing Persons Squad

A Third Challenge Coin from NYPD’s Missing Persons Squad

“… it is, indeed, the missing man.” – The Man with the Twisted Lip (TWIS) Back in October 2015, we reported on two different challenge coins from the New York Police Department’s Missing Person’s Squad and we can now report a third variety for the morgue unit.   OBVERSE: N (star) Y (star) P (star) D /… Continue Reading

Has It Really Been Six Years?

Has It Really Been Six Years?

“About six years ago – to be exact …” – The Sign of the Four (FOUR) It’s hard for your editor to believe that six years have gone by since seen of us gathered in Chicago and started our group. We now number 110 with members in 29 U.S. states, 2 Canadian provinces (Ontario and Alberta) with… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Fantasy Bank of England £1 Notes Featuring Holmes

HolmeWork Assignment: Fantasy Bank of England £1 Notes Featuring Holmes

“… hen you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? “ – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) For this HolmeWork assignment, we have no information on this fantasy Bank of England £1 banknote that prominently features a silhouette of Sherlock Holmes on the front of the note and a quote… Continue Reading

Another Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Rima G

Another Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Rima G

” t might be his portrait. “ – The Hound of the Baskerville (HOUN) We did an earlier post  about  Lithuanian artist / engraver Rima Gedvile Sherlockian themed hobo nickel, the “Mini-Sherlock Holmes.” We now have a second example of Gedvile’s work. This 1936 buffalo nickel is entitled “Sherlock Holmes” and features a very nice engraving… Continue Reading

The Royal Mail’s Genius of Sherlock Holmes Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

The Royal Mail’s Genius of Sherlock Holmes Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

“He is a genius …” – The Adventure of the Final Problem (FINA) On August 18, 2020, the Royal Mail is unveiling 10 postal stamps with Sherlockian themes along with several related items available for purchase. One of those is the Philatelic – Numismatic Cover that the Royal Mail calls the “The Genius of Sherlock… Continue Reading

The Royal Mail’s Sherlock – Moriarty Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

The Royal Mail’s Sherlock – Moriarty Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

“… the most dangerous criminal and the foremost champion of the law of their generation.” – The Adventure of the Final Problem (FINA) On August 18, 2020, the Royal Mail is unveiling 10 postal stamps with Sherlockian themes along with several related items available for purchase. One of those is the Philatelic – Numismatic Cover that… Continue Reading

Royal Mint & Royal Mail Collaborate on Sherlockian Philatelic – Numismatic Covers

Royal Mint & Royal Mail Collaborate on Sherlockian Philatelic – Numismatic Covers

“… re-reading a letter which he had received by the morning post.” – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (CARD) On August 18, 2020, the British Royal Mail is releasing 10 new Sherlockian themed postal stamps. The first six stamps have designs that reference the BBC Sherlock television series that starred Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. A unique… Continue Reading