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Wooden Nickels from Altamont’s Associates

Wooden Nickels from Altamont’s Associates

“But thanks to my cheque-book and the good Altamont all will be well to-night.”

– His Last Bow (LAST)

In the last several weeks, we have seen groups of wooden nickels, including 2 with Sherloockian themes, being offerred repeatedly on a major online auction service. We are making the assumption that both woods were issued by a former Ohio based group known as Altamont’s Associates. There are several reasons for these assumptions – (1) the one wood is clearly labeled Altamont’s Associates, (2) the Sherlockian design of both  woods share some elements, and (3) all of the other woods were from Ohio-based businesses. Altmont’s Associates was last mentioned in The Baker Street Journal of December 1983 and Peter E. Blau, the 13th Garrideb, shows the group as inactive in his database of Sherlockian scions.

OBVERSE: (interwined drawings of Altamont and Sherlock Holmes)

REVERSE: Altamont’s Associates / a / scion / of the / Baker Street / Irregulars

38mm, Round, Wood

OBVERSE: (solid caricature drawing of Sherlock Holmes, facing left)

REVERSE: the / world’s / first / consulting / detectve

38mm, Round, Wood

 

The Year in Sherlockian Numismatica – 2018

The Year in Sherlockian Numismatica – 2018

“… we have very properly laid in the new almanack …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) With the release of the Baker Street Almanac 2019 earlier this month, we thought that now would be an appropriate time to reprint this adapation of our article that appeared in the 2018 Alamanac. When The Fourth Garrideb was… Continue Reading

2020 Wooden Nickels Issued by Junior Sherlockian Society

2020 Wooden Nickels Issued by Junior Sherlockian Society

“… .thickly wooded round …” – The Boscombe Valley Mystery (BOSC) This January’s BSI dinner featured another wooden nickel produced by the Junior Sherlockian Society. Sponsored by the Beacon Society, a scion of the Baker Street Irregulars, they are searching for children and youth eager to develop an understanding and appreciation of the great detective… Sherlock Holmes. The wooden nickel… Continue Reading

The Bimetallic Question of Montreal’s Lapel Pin

The Bimetallic Question of Montreal’s Lapel Pin

“… a Minister needs information as to a point which involves the Navy, India, Canada, and the bi-metallic question …” – The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (BRUC) It was in The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans  that we learned of Mycroft Holmes knowledge of the bi-metallic question. Bimetallism is the practice of a country using… Continue Reading

TFG Issued Souvenir Card for 2019 BSI Weekend

TFG Issued Souvenir Card for 2019 BSI Weekend

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) For the second 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… Continue Reading

The 2018 140 Varieties of Tobacco Ash Dinner Medal

The 2018 140 Varieties of Tobacco Ash Dinner Medal

” I have, as you know, devoted some attention to this, and written a little monograph on the ashes of 140 different varieties of pipe, cigar, and cigarette tobacco.” – The Boscombe Valley Mystery (BOSC) The attendees of the 2018 140 Varieties of Tobacco Ash Dinner Violin players. Bicycling enthusiasts. Coin collectors. There are numerous Sherlockian groups out… Continue Reading

The 2019 Junior Sherlockian Society Wooden Nickel

The 2019 Junior Sherlockian Society Wooden Nickel

“It is a little souvenir …” – A Case of Identity (IDEN) It wasn’t all that long ago that we wrote a post about the wooden nickels given out by the Junior Sherlockian Society at the 2018 BSI Annual Dinner. This January’s dinner featured another wooden nickel produced by the Junior Sherlockian Society. Sponsored by the Beacon Society, a scion… Continue Reading

Diogenes Club of Washington, DC Issues Challenge Coin

Diogenes Club of Washington, DC Issues Challenge Coin

“It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started …” – The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (GREE) The Diogenes Club of Washington, DC is one of the newer scions of the Baker Street Irregulars, having been founded just a few months after our own group was formed in 2014. Organized by… Continue Reading