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TFG Issued 3 Souvenir Cards in 2018

TFG Issued 3 Souvenir Cards in 2018

“It is a little souvenir  …”

– A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN)

During the course of this year, The Fourth Garrideb has issued three souvenir cards to commemorate gatherings of our group.

Souvenir Card for the 2018 BSI Dinner and Gaslight Gala

Our first card was issued on January 12 for the annual dinner of the Baker Street Irregulars and the Gaslight Gala (don’t pay any attention to the fact that the card says January 13, which was the date of 2017 event). 300 cards were produced, with 180 for the BSI Dinner, 100 for the Gaslight Gala and 20 for the dinner of The Women. The card features illustrations by the three different illustrators for when The Adventure of the Three Garridebs appeared in The Strand, Collier’s and various syndicated newspapers.

Souvenir Card for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner at the ANA National Money Show in Irving, Texas this March

Nine folks gathered for dinner on March 9 at the Ranch at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas during the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show. The souvenir card features the 1937 Texas Centennial Half Dollar. Fifteen cards were produced.

Souvenir Card for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia this August 

Our third card was issued on August 15 and was distributed to the seven attendees of the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes dinner at Maggiano’s in Philadelphia. Fifteen cards were produced and feature A. Carson Simpson, one of the early members of the Sons of the Copper Beeches in Philadelphia and author of 3 pamphlets on Sherlockian numismatica.

The 2014 BSI Trust Benefactor Medal

The 2014 BSI Trust Benefactor Medal

“… I should have had a medal the size of a soup plate.” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR)       We published a HolmeWork Assignment regarding the BSI Trust Benefactor’s Medal in January 2016. This medal has only been awarded twice – first, in 2012, to Glen Miranker, and then again in 2014… Continue Reading

A. Carson Simpson – A Sherlockian Numismatist

A. Carson Simpson – A Sherlockian Numismatist

“… the best legal talent in the State” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) Alexander Carson Simpson, (February 1, 1896 – October 21, 1965), served as the Special Master of the Consolidated Trial List of the Courts of Common Pleas in Philadelphia for 30 years. He was also an ardent Sherlockian and numismatist. Simpson graduated from the… Continue Reading

Welcome IHOSE Episode #128 Listeners

Welcome IHOSE Episode #128 Listeners

“… difficulties caused by his own aversion to publicity.” – The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot (DEVI) We would like to take this opportunity to welcome those of you may have heard about us on Episode 128 of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast. Your friendly editor was interviewed by Scott Monty and Burt Wolder… Continue Reading

A Second Gold Sovereign Awarded Presented by the BSI

A Second Gold Sovereign Awarded Presented by the BSI

“… the highest of honours …” – A Study in Scarleti (STUD) Peter E. Blau, right, presents the Gold Sovereign Award to Michael F. Whelan at the 2017 BSI Dinner – Photo by Will Walsh Minutes before the conclusion of this year’s Bakers Street Irregulars annual dinner on January 6, 2017, Peter E. Blau, the 13th… Continue Reading

Julian Wolff, A Silver Dollar and A Gold Sovereign

Julian Wolff, A Silver Dollar and A Gold Sovereign

“Do you know anything of the commissionaire?” – The Adventure of The Naval Treaty (NAVA) Julian Wolff, M.D. – BSI Commissionaire 1961 – 1986 There are several members of our group that had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Julian Wolff, the Commissionaire of the Baker Street Irregulars from 1961 until he stepped down in 1986. There… Continue Reading

Sherlockian Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

Sherlockian Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

“What do you think of such a commission as that?” – The Advenuture of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR) A rather famous Sherlockian (more noted for his previous career) was recently appointed to fill a vacancy on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). From the U.S.Mint’s January 19, 2017 press release: The United States Mint is pleased… Continue Reading

The 1949 Inaugural Medal of BSI Member Harry S Truman

The 1949 Inaugural Medal of BSI Member Harry S Truman

“The leader alone retained his stern, impressive expression.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) The polls indicated that a Presidential candidate would win the general election handily. However, when the votes were tabulated, the other candidate was victorious. Are we talking about the recent 2016 Presidential election? No, we are referring to the 1948 Presidential… Continue Reading

The Presidential Inaugural Medals of BSI Member Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Presidential Inaugural Medals of BSI Member Franklin D. Roosevelt

“… whose massive head and resolute expression marked him as leader. “ – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) We have discussed before how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was awarded an honorary membership in the Baker Street Irregulars in 1942, which can be read HERE. With the 2017 President Inauguration a few days away, this seems like a… Continue Reading