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Gibraltar’s 1994 The Empty House Crowns

Gibraltar’s 1994 The Empty House Crowns

“… with convulsive strength he seized Holmes by the throat; but I struck him on the head with the butt of my revolver …” – The Adventure of The Empty House (EMPT) Gibraltar released 8 different designs for its 1994 series of coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of the return of Sherlock Holmes. In this post,… Continue Reading

Elementary’s Holmes and Watson at the Hall of Fame for Great Americans

Elementary’s Holmes and Watson at the Hall of Fame for Great Americans

“… having attained the national fame which he has now achieved.” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) In the May 1, 2016 episode of CBS’s Elementary (Season 4, Episode 23 – The Invisible Hand), Holmes and Watson determine that someone has stepped into the leadership void caused by Moriarty’s arrest and imprisonment. Holmes investigates further and discovers Professor… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Final Problem

The 17 Steps: The Final Problem

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Final Problem (FINA) THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND … WAIT A MINUTE! A still-bereaved Watson writes: “My hand has been forced, however, by the recent letters in which Colonel James Moriarty defends the memory of his brother, and I have no choice but… 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

The 17 Steps: The Greek Interpreter

The 17 Steps: The Greek Interpreter

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Greek Interpreter (GREE) MY ROOMMATE IS AN ALIEN “This reticence upon his part had increased the somewhat inhuman effect which he produced upon me, until sometimes I found myself regarding him as an isolated phenomenon, a brain without a heart, as deficient in… Continue Reading

The Three Garridebs on Television

The Three Garridebs on Television

The Adventures of the Three Garridebs has only been adapted for television a handful of times, however one of those times is probably the most significant television appearance for Sherlock Holmes. On November 27, 1937 NBC aired 3GAR, during field tests before actual television service would start, from their Radio City studio in New York.… Continue Reading