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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

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

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 Decorated Captain Tommy Gregson of the NYPD

The Decorated Captain Tommy Gregson of the NYPD

“Gregson is the smartest of the Scotland Yarders” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Screen Capture from the October 30, 2016 episode of Elementary ~ S05E04 “Henny Penny, the Sky is Falling” If you were to poll the membership of our group about the CBS television series Elementary, opinions would vary wildly. There are those of you… Continue Reading

Sherlockian Starbucks Rewards Gold Cards

Sherlockian Starbucks Rewards Gold Cards

“… I shall order you a cup of hot coffee …” – The Adventure of  the Speckled Band (SPEC) In today’s modern age, it is becoming more common for folks to not carry any cash with them. We’ve done numerous posts on this site about prepaid phone cards. With marketing efforts, such as gift or reward cards,… Continue Reading

Ed Rochette Honored at 2018 Philly ANA Convention on Elongateds

Ed Rochette Honored at 2018 Philly ANA Convention on Elongateds

“His name is still honoured.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) During the recent World’s Fair of Money of the American Numismatic Association in Philadelphia from August 14-18, convention goers who stopped by the table of The Elongated Collectors (TEC) were able to recieve six different elongated cents. One of the six designs honored… Continue Reading