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The 2009 Castor Oyl Poker Chip

The 2009 Castor Oyl Poker Chip

“… two drops of castor oil …”

– The Sign of The Four (SIGN)

Castor Oyl and Bernice 2009

Castor Oyle statue outside Memorial Hospital – Chester, IL ~ Photo by Baskerville Productions

Chester, Illinois is the hometown of Elzie C. Segar, the creator of the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoons. In 1977, the city erected a statue in his honor. Since 2006, Baskerville Productions began work on a “Popeye & Freinds” character trail of granite statue. To date, 15 additional statues have been erected in Chester, including a “Sherloock & Segar” statue last December. You can read more about the Popeye & Friends character trail at their WEBSITE.

in 2009, they erected the sixth statue in their series, hornoring Castor Oyle the Detective, sporting  a deerstalker cap, inverness cape and holding a magnifying class. A few souvenir items were produced, including a poker chip ($3 plus shipping and handling) and are available on their WEBSITE.

OBVERSE: CHESTER, IL 2009 / (picture of Castor oyle statue) / HOME OF CASTOR OYL

REVERSE: POPEYE & FRIENDS / (picture of Popeye statue) / CHARACTER TRAIL

38mm, Ceramic, Round

If we learn of a poker chip for the Sherlock and Segar statue, we will share thiat inormation in another post. In closing, enjoy this lip of Private Eye Popeye.

Thanks to Michael W. McClure, BSI, for providing us with much of this information.

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… 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

Clue Club – The Paper Shaper Caper (August 14, 1976)

Clue Club – The Paper Shaper Caper (August 14, 1976)

“A printing press – a counterfeiter’s outfit” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Whimper, Woofer, Pepper, Larry, D.D and Dottie make up the Clue Club On August 14, 1976, the studios of Hanna-Barbera issued a new Saturday morning cartoon show, Clue Club, that ran for a complete season of 16 episodes. With details that are somewhat… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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