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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

Windsor Mint Issues Series of Sherlock Holmes Medals

Windsor Mint Issues Series of Sherlock Holmes Medals

“Now, these are a really very fine series of portraits.” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Back in February, we reported the the Windsor Mint had produced a Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Medal. Within the past week, they have announced five additional medals with Sherlockian themed designs. We are sharing all six designs here,… Continue Reading

Sherlockian Honoured with British Empire Medal

Sherlockian Honoured with British Empire Medal

“You just do it for the honour of the thing” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) On December 27, 2019 the full 2020 New Years Honours List was announced. 315 people, out of 1,097 individuals on the entire list, were to become Medallists of the Order of the British Empire. In reviewing that list, we… Continue Reading

A Second Opportunity to Acquire Frank Cho’s Challenge Coin

A Second Opportunity to Acquire Frank Cho’s Challenge Coin

“Oh, the she-devil!” – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (ILLU) Just a few weeks ago, we posted about the Kickstarter campaign that artist, and BSI member, Frank Cho launched earlier this year that included a challenge coin. We were late to that news when we posted and the campaign had already ended. There is… Continue Reading

The Decorated Sir Elton John

The Decorated Sir Elton John

“… Holmes refused a knighthood for services which may perhaps some day be described.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs – (3GAR) Elton John receiving his Knighthood, 1998 During his long and illustrious career, Elton John has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II on three separate occasions, in addition to being awarded the Legion… Continue Reading

Executive Producer of Sherlock Gnomes Featured on 2020 UK Coins

Executive Producer of Sherlock Gnomes Featured on 2020 UK Coins

“… still standing in the doorway …” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) The British Royal Mint has recently announced the second design of there series “Music Legends” will feature Sir Elton John. We are only mentioning this here as John served as a Executive Producer on the Sherlock Gnomes film. You can read more… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Jeremy Brett on Fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes Banknote

HolmeWork Assignment: Jeremy Brett on Fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes Banknote

“… before I take ten pounds from you.” – The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (SIXN) For this HolmeWork assignment, we have a very blurry photograph of a fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes note that features Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. Notice that we only have a picture of the front of the note here… Continue Reading