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Holmes & Watson Costars on Mardi Gras Doubloons

Holmes & Watson Costars on Mardi Gras Doubloons

“… they had become partners …”

– The Valley of Fear (VALL)

The film Holmes & Watson, starring Will Ferrell as Holmes and John C. Reilly as Watson, is expected to be  released on December 21st of this year. Some folks are eagerly anticipating this film, while others not so much.

In recent years, both of these movie stars were chosen as the King by the Krewe of Bacchus for their annual Mardi Gras celebrations. Ferrell was honored as King in 2013, while Reilly wore the crown in 2015.

For those interested in finding out more about the Krewe of Bacchus, check out their website.

     

Will Ferrell, left, as King of Bacchus in 2013.

John C. Reilly, right, as King of Bacchus in 2015.

In addition to the normal doubloons that Bacchus issues annually with their celebration theme, they issue doubloons honoring the person chosen as King. The Ferrell doubloons were produced in light, medium and dark purple colors.

Likewise, in 2015, Bacchus issued a doubloon for Reilly as King. This was produced in red. However, the year previosly, Bacchus started a new tradition of also issuing a mini-doubloon for the King. Reilly’s mini-doubloon was issued in light green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are now less than 100 days away from the release of the movie. Anyone planning to see it on the first day?

A 1937 Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Gediminas Palsis

A 1937 Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Gediminas Palsis

“I gazed with interest and some surprise upon the portrait.” – The Hound of The Baskervilles (HOUN) Back in 1992, the Original Hobo Nickel Society was formed to promote the collecting of engraved buffalo nickels that had been produced prior to 1980. Most of these “original” nickels were engraved with nails, knifes, files and perhaps some punches.… Continue Reading

Elementary Episode Plot To Rob the EROC

Elementary Episode Plot To Rob the EROC

“… we have never had occasion to unpack the money …” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) In the 19th epsiode of Elementary’s first season, titled Snow Angels, the program begins with a robbery and murder taking prior to a heavy snowstorm hitting New York. The robbery is an attempt at misdirection and the criminal’s main objective is to break… Continue Reading

Mary Morstan Shoots a 50 Pence Coin in “His Last Vow”

Mary Morstan Shoots a 50 Pence Coin in “His Last Vow”

“… one of the best shots in the world …” – The Adventure of the Empty House (EMPT) When reading the sixty stories of the Canon, there are numerous references to coins and/or money through out the stories. However, when viewing the 13 episodes of the BBC television series, Sherlock, the references to money is somewhat limited. In… Continue Reading

Paddington Bear & Sherlock Holmes

Paddington Bear & Sherlock Holmes

“…  two men had come from Paddington …” – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR) On October 13, 1958, the children’s book A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum was published. This was the introduction of Paddington Bear, a very polite and anthropomorphised bear. In 2014, a animated film Paddington was released. As part of… Continue Reading

Largo (FL) Police Issue Sherlockian Challenge Coin

Largo (FL) Police Issue Sherlockian Challenge Coin

“… gentlemen of the police force …” – The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane (LION)       In 2017, the Police Department of Largo, Florida issued a series of challenge coins for its various departments and divisions. The challenge coin issued for the Investigative Services Division features the likeness of Sherlock Holmes. OBVERSE: (star) LARGO… Continue Reading

TFG Issued 3 Souvenir Cards in 2018

TFG Issued 3 Souvenir Cards in 2018

“It is a little souvenir  …” – A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) During the course of this year, The Fourth Garrideb has issued three souvenir cards to commemorate gatherings of our group. Souvenir Card for the 2018 BSI Dinner and Gaslight Gala Our first card was issued on January 12 for the annual dinner of the… Continue Reading

An Update about the Fantasy 10 Pound Kingdom of Great Britain Banknotes

An Update about the Fantasy 10 Pound Kingdom of Great Britain Banknotes

“You see, but you do not observe.” – A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) The original 2015 issue Back in 2015, we first reported about a fantasy £10 banknote of the Kingdom of Great Britain that features Sherlock Holmes and various images from the stories of the Canon. Since that time, we have seen hundreds of listings on… Continue Reading

The 2014 BSI Trust Benefactor Medal

The 2014 BSI Trust Benefactor Medal

“… I should have had a medal the size of a soup plate.” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR)       We published a HolmeWork Assignment regarding the BSI Trust Benefactor’s Medal in January 2016. This medal has only been awarded twice – first, in 2012, to Glen Miranker, and then again in 2014… Continue Reading

The Dog and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2000)

The Dog and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2000)

A recent NI BULLETIN article (Smith, 1998) considered the copper fulus produced during the British occupation of the city of Qandahar during the Second Afghan War, and an unusual footnote is now added. It was mentioned that in the final phase of the war, on 27th July 1880, Ayub Khan “…defeated a sizeable British force… Continue Reading