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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

Data! Data! Data! – The Norwood Builder

Data! Data! Data! – The Norwood Builder

“‘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 Norwood Builder

The Inquisition – The Norwood Builder

“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 Norwood Builder.   1. Whose death does Holmes appear to lament in the story’s opening paragraphs? 2. Watson is living with Holmes again. Who bought his Kensington… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Norwood Builder

The 17 Steps: The Norwood Builder

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Norwood Builder (NORW) LIFE WITHOUT PROFESSOR MORIARTY “The community is certainly the gainer, and no one the loser, save the poor out-of-work specialist, whose occupation has gone. With that man in the field, one’s morning paper presented infinite possibilities. Often it was only the… Continue Reading

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