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The 2018 Russian 25 Rubles “Hooray for Hollywood” Coin Featuring Cumberbatch

The 2018 Russian 25 Rubles “Hooray for Hollywood” Coin Featuring Cumberbatch

” A man might as well live in Russia …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) As more and more countries learn there is easy money to be made is striking coins appealing to the fans of major pop culture stars, we are starting to see more with Sherlockian ties.. In 2018, Russia issued a series… Continue Reading

From Watson’s Tin Box – The Veiled Lodger

From Watson’s Tin Box – The Veiled Lodger

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a few… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Veiled Lodger

Data! Data! Data! – The Veiled Lodger

“‘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 composed of… Continue Reading

The Inquisition – The Veiled Lodger

The Inquisition – The Veiled Lodger

“Now we have the Sherlock Holmes test …” –  A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) Sharpen your pencils! How well do you know your Canon and The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger? Some answers will be two words, with no spaces between words. Answers will be provided in another post on this site, later this month. How… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Veiled Lodger

The 17 Steps: The Veiled Lodger

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Veiled Lodger (VEIL) FORGET THE TIN DISPATCH BOX, I’LL TAKE THIS COLLECTION! Watson writes, “There is the long row of year-books which fill a shelf, and there are the dispatch-cases filled with documents, a perfect quarry for the student not only of crime but… Continue Reading

The Inquisition – The Lion’s Mane (Answers)

The Inquisition – The Lion’s Mane (Answers)

“Now we have the Sherlock Holmes test …” –  A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) So, how well do you know your Canon and The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane. Let’s see the answers (in bold) to this month’s Inquisition. 1. Why is Holmes acting as his own chronicler for this adventure? Because, beyond the occasional weekend visit,… Continue Reading

Pictures From The First Sherlock Holmes TV Show & Commentary From “Television Broadcasting”

Pictures From The First Sherlock Holmes TV Show & Commentary From “Television Broadcasting”

“Possibly you have seen pictures and read descriptions …” – The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (MUSG) In 1940, Lenox R. Lohr, the president of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) published his book, Television Broadcasting. a technical volume on the challenges and opportunities that the industry would face going forward. Lohr makes several references to the… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Fantasy Bank of England £1 Notes Featuring Holmes

HolmeWork Assignment: Fantasy Bank of England £1 Notes Featuring Holmes

“… hen you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? “ – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) For this HolmeWork assignment, we have no information on this fantasy Bank of England £1 banknote that prominently features a silhouette of Sherlock Holmes on the front of the note and a quote… Continue Reading

The Royal Mail’s Sherlock – Moriarty Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

The Royal Mail’s Sherlock – Moriarty Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

“… the most dangerous criminal and the foremost champion of the law of their generation.” – The Adventure of the Final Problem (FINA) On August 18, 2020, the Royal Mail is unveiling 10 postal stamps with Sherlockian themes along with several related items available for purchase. One of those is the Philatelic – Numismatic Cover that… Continue Reading