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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 / (right facing silhouette of Sherlock Holmes wearing a deerstalker, holding a magnifying glass and smoking a pipe, superimposed upon a U.S. flag background) / (D B monogram) / MISSING PERSONS SQUAD

REVERSE:  MISSING PERSONS SQUAD / (star) Bronx (star) Manhattan (star) Queens (star) / (NYPD Police patch on a flag background) / Staten Island (star) Brooklyn / MORGUE UNIT

45mm, Round, Hardened Enamel with a shiny gold finish

We are showing the first two challenge coins again, as the designs are almost identical. Basically, just read the outer wording very carefully to see differences. The variety, above, has the Missing Persons Squad on the obverse as opposed to the Detective Bureau on the two above. The reverses of all three are different.

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

TFG to do Virtual Reading of 3GAR 1937 TV Script

TFG to do Virtual Reading of 3GAR 1937 TV Script

“… in this drama …” – The Adventure of the Second Stain (SECO) Opening titles of NBC broadcast of “The Three Garridebs” The Fourth Garrideb will be celebrating its sixth anniversary on Sunday, August 9 and to celebrate we will be doing a virtual LIVE reading of The Adventure of the Three Garridebs at 3 p.m Eastern. This… Continue Reading

400!

400!

“… many hundreds of them …” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Six years ago, when we started this group, we were aware of approximately 75 coins and other numismatic items with links to Sherlock Holmes or other canonical connections. At our organizational meeting in Chicago on August 9, 2014, we talked about cataloging these items… Continue Reading