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NCLT Coins Featuring Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man

NCLT Coins Featuring Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man

“… iron-faced men …”  – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) I never realized that South Pacific Islanders were so fanatical about the Marvel Comic Universe and the movies that have been produced about those characters. Seriously, we have been reminded that we did posts featuring the non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coins featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman,… Continue Reading

The 2000 Three Garridebs Project

The 2000 Three Garridebs Project

“… such elaborate preparations …” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) Among my other Sherlockian skills is one I call “bad at running a scion society.” Maybe it was the timing or just my own self-absorbtion/maybe-ADD, but along the way, between the Hansoms of John Clayton losing it’s founding show-runner and the final meeting, we did… Continue Reading

Lapel Pins from Elementary’s Sherlock

Lapel Pins from Elementary’s Sherlock

“… spoke of the meticulous care in dress for which he was famous.” – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (ILLU) Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller – Elementary Season 2 promo picture The internet is a vast and wondrous place. Having a little bit of free time lately, your editior has found online collections… Continue Reading

Faces of Holmes: Charlie McCarthy, Detective

Faces of Holmes: Charlie McCarthy, Detective

“… all were equally puppets in his hands.” – The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist (SOLI) Comedian and actor Edgar Berggren was born in Chicago in 1903. Begining at the age of 11, Edgar began to self-learn ventriliquism and during his late teenage years would be given daily lessons by the famed ventriloquist Harry Lester for… Continue Reading

Sherlockian Themed Geocoins – Part 2

Sherlockian Themed Geocoins – Part 2

“… something precious, something which he could not bear to part with, had been left behind.” -The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (WIST) Back in August 2018, we first posted about Sherlockian themed Pathtag Geocoins. We now have learned of two more pathtag geocoins along with three other totally different geocoins. First, let’s update you on the two… Continue Reading

Louis Hector in NBC Radio’s Great Plays Series

Louis Hector in NBC Radio’s Great Plays Series

“… the actor in some strange drama …” – The Adventure of the Yellow Face (YELL) Actor Louis Hector first portrayed Sherlock Holmes on the radio beginning in 1934 and would later become television’s first Sherlock Holmes when the National Broadcasting Company did two experimental broadcasts of The Adventure of the Three Garridebs. Those two television… Continue Reading

The Coinage of Sherlock Holmes (2013)

The Coinage of Sherlock Holmes (2013)

Sherlock Holmes was the fictional consulting detective of Victorian England invented by the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Immensely popular in the days of his publication, Sherlock Holmes remains an icon of literature, detective procedure, and adventure, known to almost everyone today through the original stories and numerous modern adaptations in literature and on the… Continue Reading

Granada’s Telecast of The Mazarin Stone (April 4, 1994) with Mystery Intro/Outro

Granada’s Telecast of The Mazarin Stone (April 4, 1994) with Mystery Intro/Outro

“It was horrible!” – The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA) Granada Television gave us our viewable adaption of MAZA on April 4, 1994. There is an eariier film adaption by Elie Norwood that is currently unavaiable for viewing that is in the archives of the British Film Institute. In an unusual twist, the producers… Continue Reading