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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 cards that were printed on cream card stock.

This card features two prepaid debit cards with Sherlock Hemlock, the Sesame Street puppet detective.Sesame Street is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary and later this year will mark Hemlock’s 50th anniversary as well.

Earlier, on the Friday morning of BSI Weekend, the BSI Class of 2019 gathered for breakfast hosted by fellow Garrideb, Ira Brad Matetsky. Ira, Monica B. Schmidt, Michael McSwigin and your editor were all part of the BSI Class of 2019. In a blatant abuse of his powers, your editor had the above design souvenir card produced and distributed to the class members.  These cards were framed and also were acompaniedby a coin relative to the story of the Canon that their invesiture was taken from.

Any mention of Sherlock Hemlock is always a good excuse to share one of his appearances. Here is the Adventure of Ernie’s Half-Eaten Sandwich.

Waterstones Issued Sherlock Holmes Themed Gift Cards

Waterstones Issued Sherlock Holmes Themed Gift Cards

“… like all special gifts …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) At one time or another, most of us have received prepaid gift cards as presents, either for birthday or holidays or other special occasions. Many retail firms offer up a variety of designs to potential customers, and the British book store chain of Waterstones is… Continue Reading

A Sherlock Hound Phonecard

A Sherlock Hound Phonecard

” Holmes the sleuth-hound” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) We discussed Sherlock Hound on these pages before. Between November 6, 1984 and May 21, 1985, 26 episodes of the animated series Sherlock Hound aired in Japan. Based on the Sherlock Holmes stories, the characters were portrayed by anthropomorphic dogs. Sherlock Hound was the title given to the series when syndicated… Continue Reading

Faces of Holmes: Peter Cushing

Faces of Holmes: Peter Cushing

“… this man here – is an actor.” – The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place (SHOS) John Mills as Watson, Peter Cushing as Holmes in The Masks of Death (1984). This would be Cushing’s last role as Holmes. My first introduction to Peter Cushing was as Grand Moff Tarkin in a 1976 movie Star Wars. I would later become familiar… Continue Reading

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke on a Phone Card

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke on a Phone Card

“Thanks to the telephone…” – The Adenture of the Retired Colourman (RETI) Many of the visitors to this website probably recall the days when pay phones were a common site when walking down a city sidewalk or inside a hotel lobby. You would drop a few coins into the phone, dial the number and make… Continue Reading