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Wooden Nickels from Altamont’s Associates

Wooden Nickels from Altamont’s Associates

“But thanks to my cheque-book and the good Altamont all will be well to-night.”

– His Last Bow (LAST)

In the last several weeks, we have seen groups of wooden nickels, including 2 with Sherloockian themes, being offerred repeatedly on a major online auction service. We are making the assumption that both woods were issued by a former Ohio based group known as Altamont’s Associates. There are several reasons for these assumptions – (1) the one wood is clearly labeled Altamont’s Associates, (2) the Sherlockian design of both  woods share some elements, and (3) all of the other woods were from Ohio-based businesses. Altmont’s Associates was last mentioned in The Baker Street Journal of December 1983 and Peter E. Blau, the 13th Garrideb, shows the group as inactive in his database of Sherlockian scions.

OBVERSE: (interwined drawings of Altamont and Sherlock Holmes)

REVERSE: Altamont’s Associates / a / scion / of the / Baker Street / Irregulars

38mm, Round, Wood

OBVERSE: (solid caricature drawing of Sherlock Holmes, facing left)

REVERSE: the / world’s / first / consulting / detectve

38mm, Round, Wood

 

The Year in Sherlockian Numismatica – 2018

The Year in Sherlockian Numismatica – 2018

“… we have very properly laid in the new almanack …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) With the release of the Baker Street Alamanac 2019 earlier this month, we though that now would be an appropriate time to reprint this adapataion of our article that appeared in the 2018 Alamanac. When The Fourth Garrideb was… Continue Reading

Rima Gedvile’s Mini-Sherlock Holmes Hobo Nickle

Rima Gedvile’s Mini-Sherlock Holmes Hobo Nickle

” It was not a photograph, but an ivory miniature, and the artist had brought out the full effect …” – The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (NOBL) 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… Continue Reading

2020 Version of Kingdom of Great Britain Fantasy Banknotes Now Available

2020 Version of Kingdom of Great Britain Fantasy Banknotes Now Available

“No living man could tell a Prescott from a Bank of England …” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR)     The sixfth different “edition” of the fantasy Kingdom of Great Britain 10 pound banknotes has recently been issued. You can read about the 2015 version HERE, the 2016-2018 editions HERE.and last year’s 2019 version… Continue Reading

2020 Wooden Nickels Issued by Junior Sherlockian Society

2020 Wooden Nickels Issued by Junior Sherlockian Society

“… .thickly wooded round …” – The Boscombe Valley Mystery (BOSC) This January’s BSI dinner featured another wooden nickel produced by the Junior Sherlockian Society. Sponsored by the Beacon Society, a scion of the Baker Street Irregulars, they are searching for children and youth eager to develop an understanding and appreciation of the great detective… Sherlock Holmes. The wooden nickel… Continue Reading

TFG Issues Two Souvenir Cards During 2020 BSI Weekend

TFG Issues Two Souvenir Cards During 2020 BSI Weekend

“It is a little souvenir…” – A Case of Identity (IDEN) For the third consecutive year, The Fourth Garrideb issued a souvenir card for the Baker Street Irregulars Weekend this past January. Attendees of the annual BSI Dinner, the Dinner for “The Woman,” and the Gaslight Gala received one of our 8.5 by 11 inch souvenir… Continue Reading

Hey Buddy – Want to Buy a Watch?

Hey Buddy – Want to Buy a Watch?

“Holmes had taken out his watch …” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Since the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins was released we have reported examples being altered with decals, placed in special holders, made into keychains and bells. Now, you can buy a watch with the coin as the design. Currently being offered in… Continue Reading