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TFG Issues Souvenir Cards at 2019 ANA Shows

TFG Issues Souvenir Cards at 2019 ANA Shows

“Our meal was a merry one.”

– The Sign of the Four (SIGN)

The Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner was held on Thursday, August 15 was held at the Basilico Restaurante in Northridge, Illinois during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Garridebs attending the dinner included: Douglas Mudd, Charles Davis, Bob Fritsch, Barbara Gregory (and husband Steven Bobbitt), Greg Ruby, Glenn M. Sermersheim, Beau Meskan and David E. Simpson. Joining us from a variety of the Sherlockian scions in the Chicagoland area were Rudy Altergott, Philip Cunningham, Terry McCammon, Robert Sharfman, Brenda Rossini, and Janice Weiner.

A few Sherlockian numismatic items were passed around the table for attendees to view, including a Proof-70 example of a gold 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coin. A wide range of conversation topics occurred and general good cheer was had by all.

As has become our tradition, a souvenir was produced for this dinner and the souvenir card is pictured above. This year is the 25th anniversary of the Pobjoy Mint striking the series of 8 designs for Gibraltar in 1994, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the return of Sherlock Holmes.

Now, we have a confession to make. What if you held a dinner party and no one came? That was the case in March when the ANA had it’s National Money Show in Pittsburgh. We made arrangements for a Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Dinner during that event and no one RSVP’d. We had created a souvenir card for that dinner and you may think it looks similar to the Chicago card we just issued.

We made the decision to recycle the design from the “unused” Pittsburgh card for our Chicago dinner, as it seemed a shame to waste the design.

For both events, 25 cards were produced.  A few of the Pittsburgh cards have been distributed to a few notable numismatists who attended the Pittsburgh coin show.

The ANA will have it’s World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh next August. Hopefully, we’ll have a better attendance than we did this past March.

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at Norwegian Explorers Conference

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at Norwegian Explorers Conference

“… at this conference.” – The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (MAZA) Our friends at the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota held their triennial conference this past week with the theme of “Dark Places, Wicked Companions and Strange Experiences.” Friday, August 9 also happened to be the fifth anniversary of our group’s founding. To celebrate the event,… Continue Reading

Numismatic Items Featuring Detective Pikachu

Numismatic Items Featuring Detective Pikachu

“… a very gregarious creature.” – The Adventure of the Silver Blaze (SILV) August 6, 2019 is the day that Pokemon: Detective Pikachu becomes available for purchase or rental to the general public. This is as good a time to review a couple of numismatic related items to the furry little detective.The movie was a derivative from… Continue Reading

The Defense Forensic Science Center Challenge Coin

The Defense Forensic Science Center Challenge Coin

“… meeting him occasionally in the laboratory.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) We have discussed challenge coins, featuring Mickey Mouse in a deerstalker outfit, from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory before in these posts. Four times, as a matter of fact. We now have a fifth challenge coin from the labs, courtesy of the Defense… Continue Reading

2002 Disneyana Silver Medal Features Sherlock Mickey

2002 Disneyana Silver Medal Features Sherlock Mickey

“I was invited to a week-end gathering” – His Last Bow (LAST) After witnessing the growth and popularity of Disneyana gatherings hosted by outside entities, the Walt Disney Company through its Walt Disney Attractions Merchandise division decided to host its own events for collectors. The first Disneyana Convention was held in the Contemporary Resort Convention Center… Continue Reading

A Lucky Penny From Sherlock Homes of Indiana

A Lucky Penny From Sherlock Homes of Indiana

“…  I was lucky enough to find one.” – The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge  (WIST) We mentioned that Sherlock Homes of Indiana had a surprise for us in our recent post on their encased cents that was an earlier HolmeWork assignment. Garry Huffman, the president of Sherlock Homes of Indiana, answered our questions about the encased… Continue Reading

The 2007 Sherlock Homes of Indiana Encased Cents

The 2007 Sherlock Homes of Indiana Encased Cents

“He made his money in real estate …” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) Back in 2016, we posted a HolmeWork assignment asking for information about an encased cent produced for Sherlock Homes of Goshen, Indiana. Earlier this month, Gary Huffman contacted us after coming across that post of ours. Gary just happens to… Continue Reading

3D Printed “Coin” Features Sherlock Holmes & Irene Adler

3D Printed “Coin” Features Sherlock Holmes & Irene Adler

“… it was a perfect facsimile.” – The Adventure of the Empty House (EMPT) With the advent of modern 3D printers becoming affordable to individuals, we are beginning to see a few items being produced that might be of interest to our members and readers. Danna Mancini, a noted Sherlockian based in the New England… Continue Reading