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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 a United States flag) / PARK POLICE

REVERSE: Investigative Service Unit / (state of Maryland outline, with Maryland state flag as background) / (cartoon character of Snoopy, facing right, in deerstalker hat and cape, holding magnifying glass) / (MNCPP patch) / “In God we trust, all else NCIC”

45mm, Enamel, Round

To date, we have only been able to find examples for sale on various online auction services.

 

Windsor Mint Strikes 2019 Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Medal

Windsor Mint Strikes 2019 Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Medal

“It might be his portrait.” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) In the fall of 2019 the Windsor Mint, a private United Kingdom organization, released a gold plated medal honoring Sherlock Holmes. The obverse of the medal closely resembles the cover drawn by Frederic Dorr Steele for September 24,1904 issue of Collier’s that contained The Adventure of the… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: Wisteria Lodge

The 17 Steps: Wisteria Lodge

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – Wisteria Lodge (WIST) THE POLLYANNA OF DETECTIVES “Audacity and romance seem to have passed forever from the criminal world,” bemoans Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge,” sounding like a Raffles fan who just watched an episode of “COPS.” Isn’t this view a bit… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Data! Data! Data! – The Boscombe Valley Mystery

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I taught twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college. It… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Boscombe Valley Mystery

The 17 Steps: The Boscombe Valley Mystery

  Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Boscombe Valley Mystery (BOSC) DID THIS MAN EVER RECOVER FROM AFGHANISTAN? “You have been looking a little pale lately,” the good Mrs. Watson tells her husband at the beginning of BOSC. “I think that the change would do you good.” Holmes’s own… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Illustrious Client

Data! Data! Data! – The Illustrious Client

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I taught twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college. It is… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Illustrious Client

The 17 Steps: The Illustrious Client

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Illustrious Client (ILLU) THE EVER-PERSISTENT WATSON “‘It can’t hurt now,’ was Mr. Sherlock Holmes’s comment when, for the tenth time in as many years.” What was it about this case that had Watson asking to publish it on an annual basis? Did he find… Continue Reading

Financial Anaylsis of “The Man With the Twisted Lip”

Financial Anaylsis of “The Man With the Twisted Lip”

“Every pocket stuffed with pennies and half-pennies….” – The Man With the Twisted Lip (TWIS)   “Every pocket stuffed with pennies and half-pennies….” “For seven hours I plied my trade, and when I returned home in the evening I found to my surprise that I had received no less than 26s. 4d. “… had a writ served… Continue Reading