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Royal Mint & Royal Mail Collaborate on Sherlockian Philatelic – Numismatic Covers

Royal Mint & Royal Mail Collaborate on Sherlockian Philatelic – Numismatic Covers

“… re-reading a letter which he had received by the morning post.” – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (CARD) On August 18, 2020, the British Royal Mail is releasing 10 new Sherlockian themed postal stamps. The first six stamps have designs that reference the BBC Sherlock television series that starred Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. A unique… Continue Reading

TFG to do Virtual Reading of 3GAR 1937 TV Script

TFG to do Virtual Reading of 3GAR 1937 TV Script

“… in this drama …” – The Adventure of the Second Stain (SECO) Opening titles of NBC broadcast of “The Three Garridebs” The Fourth Garrideb will be celebrating its sixth anniversary on Sunday, August 9 and to celebrate we will be doing a virtual LIVE reading of The Adventure of the Three Garridebs at 3 p.m Eastern. This… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Lion’s Mane

Data! Data! Data! – The Lion’s Mane

“‘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 Lion’s Mane

The Inquisition – The Lion’s Mane

“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 Lion’s Mane. 1. Why is Holmes acting as his own chronicler for this adventure? 2. Holmes’ Sussex villa, he boasts, has a great view of what natural feature?… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Lion’s Mane

The 17 Steps: The Lion’s Mane

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Lion’s Mane (LION) WATCH ME PULL A LION’S MANE OUT OF MY HAT! “It is a most singular thing that a problem which was certainly as abstruse and unusual as any which I have faced in my long professional career should have come to… Continue Reading

The Inquisition – The Norwood Builder (Answers)

The Inquisition – The Norwood Builder (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 Norwood Builder. Let’s see the answers (in bold) to this month’s Inquisition. 1. Whose death does Holmes appear to lament in the story’s opening paragraphs? Professor Moriarty 2. Watson is living… Continue Reading

Windsor Mint Issues Series of Sherlock Holmes Medals

Windsor Mint Issues Series of Sherlock Holmes Medals

“Now, these are a really very fine series of portraits.” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Back in February, we reported the the Windsor Mint had produced a Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Medal. Within the past week, they have announced five additional medals with Sherlockian themed designs. We are sharing all six designs here,… Continue Reading

The Decorated Sir Elton John

The Decorated Sir Elton John

“… Holmes refused a knighthood for services which may perhaps some day be described.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs – (3GAR) Elton John receiving his Knighthood, 1998 During his long and illustrious career, Elton John has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II on three separate occasions, in addition to being awarded the Legion… Continue Reading

Executive Producer of Sherlock Gnomes Featured on 2020 UK Coins

Executive Producer of Sherlock Gnomes Featured on 2020 UK Coins

“… still standing in the doorway …” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) The British Royal Mint has recently announced the second design of there series “Music Legends” will feature Sir Elton John. We are only mentioning this here as John served as a Executive Producer on the Sherlock Gnomes film. You can read more… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Jeremy Brett on Fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes Banknote

HolmeWork Assignment: Jeremy Brett on Fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes Banknote

“… before I take ten pounds from you.” – The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (SIXN) For this HolmeWork assignment, we have a very blurry photograph of a fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes note that features Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. Notice that we only have a picture of the front of the note here… Continue Reading