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Kickstarter For Sherlockian Game to Feature Medal

Kickstarter For Sherlockian Game to Feature Medal

“But what is his game?” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) On July 7, a Kickstarter campaign will be launched by Baskerville Productions to promote their new tabletop game, The Original Sherlock Holmes and his Baker Street Irregulars. Michael W. McClure, BSI, is the game’s creator and he has shared his thoughts with us:… Continue Reading

BSI Member Frank Cho Issued Challenge Coin

BSI Member Frank Cho Issued Challenge Coin

“Oh, the she-devil!” – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (ILLU) Earlier this year, shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning, noted comic artist Frank Cho announced a Kickstarter campaign centered around a limited edition cover for the Red Sonja, the “She-Devil with a Sword” character he has rendered. Now, earlier in January, Cho became… Continue Reading

Fantasy £100 Bank of Baker Street Notes Feature BBC Sherlock Cast

Fantasy £100 Bank of Baker Street Notes Feature BBC Sherlock Cast

” … for the sake of a few hundred pounds. “  – The Red-Headed League (REDH) We have another fantasy bank note, this a £100 note from the fictional Bank of Baker Street. The front of this 76 millimeters by 140 millimeters note features larger portraits of John Watson and Sherlock Holmes on the right, while… Continue Reading

Oops! They Did It Again!

Oops! They Did It Again!

“Possibly there is some mistake.” – The Adventure of the Creeping Man” We have come across another minting error involving one of the 2019 United Kingdom Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins. Unlike the clipping errors we highlighted in our April 2020 post, this coin has two separate and entirely different errors. First, right above Sherlock’s… Continue Reading

The 2019 Sherlock & Segar Statue Poker Chip

The 2019 Sherlock & Segar Statue Poker Chip

“… the story of the statues.” – The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (SIXN) Chester, Illinois is the hometown of Elzie C. Segar, the creator of the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoons. In 1977, the city erected a statue in his honor. Since 2006, Baskerville Productions began work on a “Popeye & Friends” character trail of… Continue Reading

Louis Hector’s Only Film Role! – Northwest Passage (1940)

Louis Hector’s Only Film Role! – Northwest Passage (1940)

“… the actors have passed for ever out of our busy lives.” – The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist (SOLI) In February, 1940, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures released Northwest Passage (Book 1 – Rogers Rangers). Directed by King Vidor and starring Spencer Tracy as Richard Rogers. This was MGM’s most expensive production since its 1926 production of Ben Hur and… Continue Reading

The Sherlock’s Americana Wooden Nickel

The Sherlock’s Americana Wooden Nickel

“… a considerable number of curiosities …” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) OBVERSE: WOODEN NICKEL / (Indian head bust, facing right) REVERSE: SHERLOCK’S AMERICANA / Good For / One Minute / Free Advice / Coulterville, Calif. 38mm, Round, Wood When your editor first saw this wooden nickel, thoughts immediately began about our June 2016 HolmeWork assignment… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Forces Suspension of Pittsburgh ANA Show  & TFG Dinner

COVID-19 Pandemic Forces Suspension of Pittsburgh ANA Show & TFG Dinner

“… again in the grip of this mysterious malady.” – The Adventure of the Resident Patient Earlier today, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) that it’s upcoming World’s Fair of Money is now being postponed from it’s scheduled dates of August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With the postponement of the event, this also means there will… Continue Reading

The 2017 Smith Rock Ranch Sherlock Holmes Maze Token

The 2017 Smith Rock Ranch Sherlock Holmes Maze Token

“… a maze of fantastic tracery …” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Smith Rock Ranch is a working farm located in Terrebonne, Oregon. Beginning in 2003, they begun, what is now an annual tradition of creating a maze through a corn field. They refer this as their Corn Maize and it seems that the design gets… Continue Reading