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2002 Disneyana Silver Medal Features Sherlock Mickey

2002 Disneyana Silver Medal Features Sherlock Mickey

“I was invited to a week-end gathering”

– His Last Bow (LAST)

After witnessing the growth and popularity of Disneyana gatherings hosted by outside entities, the Walt Disney Company through its Walt Disney Attractions Merchandise division decided to host its own events for collectors. The first Disneyana Convention was held in the Contemporary Resort Convention Center at Walt Disney World from September 24 to 27, 1992, and featured sales of Disney memorabilia, convention logo merchandise, and special limited-edition collectibles, along with speakers, an auction, tours, meals, and gala entertainment events. The 750 conventioneers were thrilled by an event of the magnitude and scope that only Disney itself could produce. A second Disneyana Convention, doubled in size, followed in 1993 at Disneyland, with a return to Walt Disney World for the third Convention in 1994. 1995 saw two Disneyana Conventions, one at each park. The 1996 through 2000 conventions were held at Walt Disney World, the 2001 one at the Disneyland Resort, and the final convention, in 2002, at Epcot.

The 2002 event had a mystery theme and there were several tie-ins to Sherlock Mickey. Pictured above is a figurine with Mickey Mouse wearing a deerstalker cap, Pluto and Black Pete. Many various lapel pins were issued as well as a collectible plate.  They would also issue a one ounce silver medal carrying on this theme.

OBVERSE: (Character of Black Pete on the left of a wall, with Pluto and Mickey Mouse (with deerstalker cap and magnifying glass on the right side, with starburst behind) / 2002

REVERSE: Official Disneyana Mystery / CONFIDENTIAL (over 3 thumbprints resembling Mickey Mouse’s head) / Limited Edition of 500 / © DISNEY .999 FINE SILVER

38mm, Round, .999 fine silver

With a mintage of only 500 and the popularity of Disney items with collectors, this item can be found on online auction services with prices that are somewhat inflated.  Good luck!

The Unauthorized [and Illicit] Dr. Watson Battle of Maiwand Bar

The Unauthorized [and Illicit] Dr. Watson Battle of Maiwand Bar

“The campaign brought honours and promotion to many, but for me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Facsimile of Dr. John Watson’s 2nd Afghan War Medal With the [at last and about time] Long Overdue Maiwand Bar* For the believer in versimilitude actual 2nd Afghan War Medals may… Continue Reading

Sherlocko the Monk: The Curious Episode of the Red Hot Coin (May 2, 1911)

Sherlocko the Monk: The Curious Episode of the Red Hot Coin (May 2, 1911)

“The smell of hot metal …” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. We are pleased to share another of these comic strips, The Curious Epiosde of the Red Hot Cent, that was published… 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

Sherlocko the Monk: The Mystery of the $100,000 Deficit (February 3, 1911)

Sherlocko the Monk: The Mystery of the $100,000 Deficit (February 3, 1911)

“… a premature examination of accounts exposed my deficit.” – The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (GLOR) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. We are pleased to share another of these comic strips, The Mystery of the $100,000 Deficit,… Continue Reading

Hawkshaw the Detective: The Curious Episode of the Ferris Wheel and the Stolen Silver Bars (December 7, 1919)

Hawkshaw the Detective: The Curious Episode of the Ferris Wheel and the Stolen Silver Bars (December 7, 1919)

“What sort of burglars are they who steal silver …” – The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (ABBE) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. This time, we will change it up and offer up a strip of… Continue Reading

The 1911 Film of “Trailing the Counterfeiter”

The 1911 Film of “Trailing the Counterfeiter”

“… we might appear to be two theatre-goers …” – The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton (CHAS) In addition to collecting Sherlockian numismatica, your editor actively collects film and video that portrays Holmes. The 78th Garrideb, Phillip G. Bergem, has for many years maintained a database of Sherlock Holmes related films and television shows. That checklist can be… Continue Reading

Sherlocko the Monk: The Episode of the Fifty Dollar Bill (July 24, 1911)

Sherlocko the Monk: The Episode of the Fifty Dollar Bill (July 24, 1911)

“… give him an advance upon his allowance …” – The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (BERY) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. We are pleased to share another of these comic strips, The Episode of the Fifty Dollar… Continue Reading

Sherlock Hound – The Sovereign Gold Coins (1985)

Sherlock Hound – The Sovereign Gold Coins (1985)

“Holmes held up a sovereign.” – The Adventure of the Priory School (PRIO) 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 anthropormorphic dogs. Sherlock Hound was the title given to the series when syndicated in the United… Continue Reading