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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 online marketing websites, this unisex silver-tone high quality watch can be obtained for under $20 (plus shipping & handling). The watch casing measures approximately. 1.5″ in diameter, the watch band fits most wrists from approx. 6.5″ to 8″. The watch band is made of stainless steel. Stainless steel back Miyota watch movement made by Citizen. The battery for the watch is included as well.

If any of you completists out there purchase one of these, please let us know.

TFG Member Hosting Open House on May 17

TFG Member Hosting Open House on May 17

“A Single Large Airy Sitting-Room, Cheerfully Furnished” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Mark your calendar for May 17, 2020, and plan to attend a Book Fair and Open House at Denny Dobry’s 221b Baker Street sitting room recreation in Reading, Pennsylvania.  The re-creation has been described as the most detailed and accurate of all the… Continue Reading

Chocolate Sherlock Holmes Medallions

Chocolate Sherlock Holmes Medallions

“… I emerged with a little chocolate …” – The Adventure of the Lions Mane (LION) The Chocolate Vault has been in business making chocolates and candies for over 48 years in Horton, Michigan. They have recently introduced 2.5″ Chocolate Sherlock Holmes medallions which are available for purchase. Three varieties of chocolates are offered –… Continue Reading

The Numismatic Edgar Allan Poe Published by TFG

The Numismatic Edgar Allan Poe Published by TFG

“You remind me of Edgar Allan Poe’s Dupin.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Arthur Conan Doyle acknowledged on several occasions that the detective fiction was created by Edgar Allan Poe. Doyle managed a reference to Poe in his first Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet. One of the very earliest of posts on this website… Continue Reading

The Bimetallic Question of Montreal’s Lapel Pin

The Bimetallic Question of Montreal’s Lapel Pin

“… a Minister needs information as to a point which involves the Navy, India, Canada, and the bi-metallic question …” – The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (BRUC) It was in The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans  that we learned of Mycroft Holmes knowledge of the bi-metallic question. Bimetallism is the practice of a country using… Continue Reading

A Sherlockian “Coin” From a 1973 Forbes Magazine Advertisement

A Sherlockian “Coin” From a 1973 Forbes Magazine Advertisement

 “‘Capital!’ cried the inspector. ‘Capital!’” – The Adventure of the Dancing Men (DANC) In 1971, Chicago’s Harris Trust and Savings Bank launched an advertising campaign for their capital planning services. One advertisement featured a color illustration of a coin depicting Sherlock Holmes. The advertisement pictured above appeared in the May 1971 issue of Fortune. Thanks to Morgan… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

“I had called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes upon the second morning after Christmas, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season.” – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (BLUE) Happy Holidays! For those of our readers, who get the email blasts alerting them to new posts being published on the site, we will… Continue Reading