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Dr. Watson’s Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Dr. Watson’s Afghanistan Campaign Medal

“The campaign brought honours and promotion to many, but for me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) With that comment, within the first two hundred words of STUD, we are given a strong viewpoint of Dr Watson’s regarding his participation in the Second Anglo-Afghanistan War of 1878 – 1880.… Continue Reading

Here Are Your Wages (1971)

Here Are Your Wages (1971)

“Here are your wages.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) Sherlock Holmes handed each of the original Baker Street Irregulars a shilling and said, “Here are your wages.” As you know, today’s Irregulars have as a symbol the Victorian shilling. This, more than any other, is the coin we associate with Holmes. Though the Canon… Continue Reading

Heritage Auctions’ October 8, 2014 Auction Lot Descriptions of Two Irregular Plates

Heritage Auctions’ October 8, 2014 Auction Lot Descriptions of Two Irregular Plates

“Well, really, this is a very pretty little mystery!” – The Sign of The Four (SIGN) LOT 45316 – Original Brass Plate Mounted to a Dinner Tray Celebrating Sherlock Holmes and the … – Heritage Auctions October 8, 2014 Rare Book Sale, Beverly Hills We recently reprinted Jon Lellenberg’s 2014 article on The Mystery of The… Continue Reading

Heritage Auctions’ May 2, 2014 Auction Lot Description of the Toronto Irregular Plate

Heritage Auctions’ May 2, 2014 Auction Lot Description of the Toronto Irregular Plate

“There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) LOT #36265 – Original Brass Plate Celebrating Sherlock Holmes and the Publication of Vincent St… – Heritage Auctions April 2, 2014 Rare Book Sale, New York We recently reprinted Jon Lellenberg’s 2014 article on The Mystery of The Three Irregular… Continue Reading

Mullock’s Auctions May 21, 2013 Lot Descriptions of Two Irregular Plates

Mullock’s Auctions May 21, 2013 Lot Descriptions of Two Irregular Plates

“I’ll have the plate moved over to the bank this evening.” – The Adventure of The Missing Three-Quarter (MISS) LOT 221B – Sherlock Holmes The Original Macmillan Company Brass Plate – Mullock’s Auctions, May 21, 2013 We recently reprinted Jon Lellenberg’s 2014 article on The Mystery of The Three Irregular Plates. To accompany his article, we… Continue Reading

“Hey Pal, Can You Spare A ‘Bob’? – A Very Simplified Guide to Sherlock Holmes and Money of the Victorian Age

“Hey Pal, Can You Spare A ‘Bob’? – A Very Simplified Guide to Sherlock Holmes and Money of the Victorian Age

If anyone has experienced the thrill of a summer in Houston, Texas, you know indoor reading is one of few options left for survival. During the summer of my 14th year, as other young men were discovering their first love — fishing, or a summer job, I discovered the stories of the Canon. As I… Continue Reading

A Sherlock Holmes Love Token?

A Sherlock Holmes Love Token?

“Others again spoke of some early love affair …” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) With today being Valentine’s Day, we share this love token featuring Sherlock Holmes initials (for those who think the initials on this token are actually H S, you’re welcome to write your own post). This silver British sixpence had the… Continue Reading

Watson Coins A Phrase (2001)

Watson Coins A Phrase (2001)

“There’s money in this case …” – A Scandal In Bohemia (SCAN) In The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, son Arthur asks father, Alexander Holder, for 100 pounds. The father “… was very angry, for this was the third demand during the month. ‘You shall not have a farthing from me’, (he) cried, on which… Continue Reading

SOCB’s Master Copper-Beech-Smith’s Badges

SOCB’s Master Copper-Beech-Smith’s Badges

“… the badge of a society.” – The Adventure of The Five Orange Pips (FIVE) The Sons of the Copper Beeches, the noted Philadelphia area scion of the Baker Street Irregulars, has a rigorous process for membership in their society. After attending three meetings, guests become “apprentices” who are eligible to advance to “journeyman” status by flawlessly reciting… Continue Reading