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Another Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Rima G

Another Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Rima G

” t might be his portrait. “ – The Hound of the Baskerville (HOUN) We did an earlier post  about  Lithuanian artist / engraver Rima Gedvile Sherlockian themed hobo nickel, the “Mini-Sherlock Holmes.” We now have a second example of Gedvile’s work. This 1936 buffalo nickel is entitled “Sherlock Holmes” and features a very nice engraving… Continue Reading

The Royal Mail’s Genius of Sherlock Holmes Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

The Royal Mail’s Genius of Sherlock Holmes Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

“He is a genius …” – The Adventure of the Final Problem (FINA) On August 18, 2020, the Royal Mail is unveiling 10 postal stamps with Sherlockian themes along with several related items available for purchase. One of those is the Philatelic – Numismatic Cover that the Royal Mail calls the “The Genius of Sherlock… Continue Reading

The Royal Mail’s Sherlock – Moriarty Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

The Royal Mail’s Sherlock – Moriarty Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

“… the most dangerous criminal and the foremost champion of the law of their generation.” – The Adventure of the Final Problem (FINA) On August 18, 2020, the Royal Mail is unveiling 10 postal stamps with Sherlockian themes along with several related items available for purchase. One of those is the Philatelic – Numismatic Cover that… Continue Reading

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

400!

400!

“… many hundreds of them …” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Six years ago, when we started this group, we were aware of approximately 75 coins and other numismatic items with links to Sherlock Holmes or other canonical connections. At our organizational meeting in Chicago on August 9, 2014, we talked about cataloging these items… Continue Reading