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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.

TFG Members in the News – February 2020

TFG Members in the News – February 2020

“Look at the headlines … “ – The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk (STOC) Since the beginning of the year, several Garridebs have been in the news. Noted pastiche author, Dan Andriacco, has recently published interviews with several Sherlockians on his Baker Street Blog. Recent Garridebs interviewed by Dan, include: Burt Wolder,  Mike McSwiggin, Greg… Continue Reading

TFG Hosts Successful Dinner in Atlanta

TFG Hosts Successful Dinner in Atlanta

“I was feeling drowsy and stupid, partly from my dinner…” – The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA) Attendees at the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Atlanta Front Row (l to r) Kathy Rosina, Heather Holloway, Crystal Noll, and Greg Ruby Back Row: Jeffrey Rosina, William Bierly and Steve Zitowski, The American Numismatic… Continue Reading

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Atlanta February 27

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Atlanta February 27

“… I should walk over in time for dinner.” -The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) The American Numismatic Association will be holding its National Money Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta from Thursday, February 27 thru Saturday, February 29. The Fourth Garrideb, the Sherlockian group of coin collectors or the coin club with Sherlock Holmes fans,… 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

Garridebs in the News – December 2019

Garridebs in the News – December 2019

“It is something new for me to see my name in the papers…” – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (CARD) Once again, it’s time for another installation of Garridebs in the News and we have several items to share. Congratulations to the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota on the success of their recent triennial conference… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

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

Today is our Fifth Anniversary!

Today is our Fifth Anniversary!

“… five years – when I should have had a medal the size of a soup plate.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Five years ago today, 7 gentlemen got together in Chicago during the World’s Fair of Money to discuss forming a Sherlockian coin club. Less than an hour later, everyone walked out… Continue Reading