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The 1993 Sherlock Holmes Stamps First Day Cover

The 1993 Sherlock Holmes Stamps First Day Cover

“Holmes stopped at a post office…” – The Adventure of the Creeping Man (CREE) In 1993, the Royal Mail issued a set of 5 24-pence stamps featuring scenes from different Sherlock Holmes stories. Fleetwood, the philatelic collectibles firm, issued a Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC) featuring the stamps along with a Victorian farthing and penny. The envelopes… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Cardboard Box

Data! Data! Data! – The Cardboard Box

“‘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 teach twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college. It… Continue Reading

A Connection Between Coins

A Connection Between Coins

We are sharing this post from the British Royal Mint’s website. To see the original post, click HERE. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the majority of the Sherlock Holmes™ stories during the Victorian era. The coinage of Queen Victoria, amongst other coins, included the Sovereign, the Half-Sovereign, the crown and the shilling. Struck by The… Continue Reading

Individual 2019 Sherlock Holmes Coins Now On Sale By British Royal Mint

Individual 2019 Sherlock Holmes Coins Now On Sale By British Royal Mint

“The purchase will be completed in a week” – The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk (STOC) The British Royal Mint has started selling individual specimens of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins earlier this morning. If you click HERE, you can order directly and skip reading the rest of this post. There are four different… Continue Reading

Royal Mint To Sell Individual 2019 Sherlock Holmes Coins

Royal Mint To Sell Individual 2019 Sherlock Holmes Coins

“… Under a series of flaming headlines…” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) It appears that in the next several day, the British Royal Mint will be making an announcement that individual specimens of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins will be available for purchase. The British Royal Mint has prominently featured on… Continue Reading

From Watson’s Tin Box – The Cardboard Box

From Watson’s Tin Box – The Cardboard Box

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) Then I will tell you. After throwing down your paper, which was the action… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Cardboard Box

The 17 Steps: The Cardboard Box

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Cardboard Box (CARD) AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT “Ring for our boots and tell them to order a cab. I’ll be back in a moment when I have changed my dressing-gown and filled my cigar-case.” Now, we know Holmes’s boots aren’t going… Continue Reading

Trifles Podcast Disscusses Old Money In Episode 121

Trifles Podcast Disscusses Old Money In Episode 121

“old coins, apparently” – The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (MUSG) This week, the American Numismatic Association sponsors National Coin Week to promote coin collecting to the general public. Well, our friends Scott Monty and Burt Wolder (who is the 47th Garrideb known as Dr. Thorneycroft Huxtable) got into the spirit of NCW and made… Continue Reading