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BSI Member Frank Cho Issued Challenge Coin

BSI Member Frank Cho Issued Challenge Coin

“Oh, the she-devil!”

– The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (ILLU)

Earlier this year, shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning, noted comic artist Frank Cho announced a Kickstarter campaign centered around a limited edition cover for the Red Sonja, the “She-Devil with a Sword” character he has rendered.

Now, earlier in January, Cho became a member of the Baker Street Irregulars with the investiture of “The Duke of Balmoral.” Cho has done the artwork for the printed program of their dinner the last two years. As the campaign notes: Frank Cho is one of the most popular artists working in comics today. He is known for his creator owned properties Fight GirlsLiberty Meadows and Skybourne, as well as his covers and interior artwork for Marvel Comics that include The Mighty AvengersNew UltimatesSavage Wolverine, and Totally Awesome Hulk. For DC Frank has completed over 60 Harley Quinn covers that have proven to be wildly popular.

This challenge coin was an add-on, available for $20. The campaign was funded in less than 10 minutes after being announced.

While we have documented many Sherlokian-themed challenge coins on our site, how many challeng coins have been designed by Sherlockians?

We would have thought we would have learned about this item from the 74th Garrideb, Mike McSwiggin (aka Frank’s best friend), but no! Our thanks to the 87th Garrideb, Ray Riethmeier, for alerting us!

 

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 Almanac 2019 earlier this month, we thought that now would be an appropriate time to reprint this adapation of our article that appeared in the 2018 Alamanac. When The Fourth Garrideb was… Continue Reading

Maryland National Capital Park Police Issue Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

Maryland National Capital Park Police Issue Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

“… made my way across the park…” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) During the summer of 2019, the Maryland – National Capital Park Police issued a challenge coin that featured the cartoon character of Snoopy wearing a deerstalker hat and cape, in the classic Sherlockian pose. OBVERSE: MARYLAND – NATIONAL CAPITAL / (MNCPP Badge over a background of… Continue Reading

Ohio State Highway Patrol Issues Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

Ohio State Highway Patrol Issues Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

“Cover him, patrol man…” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) In the second half of 2019, the investigative services division of the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued a Sherlockian themed challenge coin. OBVERSE: OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL / (OHSP patch over a fingerprint) / · INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES REVERSE: BUCYRUS CLEVELAND WARREN PIQUA COLUMBUS / (US… 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

NYPD Challenge Coin Features a Sherlockian Mickey Mouse

NYPD Challenge Coin Features a Sherlockian Mickey Mouse

“… a gentle little white mouse …” – The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier (BLAN) We have another Sherlockian themed challenge coin, featuring Mickey Mouse, from the New York Police Department Detectives. We believed these were just manufactured in the past year, as they started to appear in some online auction sites in large numbers, beginning… Continue Reading

A Sherlockian Challenge Coin from Afghanistan

A Sherlockian Challenge Coin from Afghanistan

“… You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD)     We are pleased to report that we now have a FOURTH challenge coin issued by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. You can read about the other three challenge coins HERE. The United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, or USACIL,… Continue Reading

A Third U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

A Third U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

“… downstairs in my laboratory …” – The Adventure of the Resident Patient (RESI) Back in March of 2017, we reported on a second variety of a challenge coin for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. We now have a THIRD variety to report. It is virtually identical to the one we reported on in March… Continue Reading