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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 good news! Dynamite Entertainment has recently launched a IndieGoGo fundraising campaign that offers the same opportunities as the earlier Kickstarter campaign to acquire the same items. Once again, this campaign was funded in under three hours after opening, but is keeping the campaign open until the end of this month.

The campaign can be found HERE and the challenge coin can be acquirred as a $20 add-on.

Once again, we would have expected to learn about this news from the 74th Garrideb, Mike McSwiggin (aka Frank’s best friend), but no! Our thanks to the 87th Garrideb, Ray Riethmeier, for alerting us!

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

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

The Medals of the Hansoms of John Clayton

The Medals of the Hansoms of John Clayton

“We hired a hansom …” – The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA) Recently, we posted a HolmeWork Assignment asking about the 1997 DISI Award Medals, and Brad Keefauver, the 41st Garrideb, was quick to respond that DISI was the Downstate Illinois Sherlock Invitational that took place for two years, starting in 1996. Brad then posted on… Continue Reading

Wooden Nickels from Altamont’s Associates

Wooden Nickels from Altamont’s Associates

“But thanks to my cheque-book and the good Altamont all will be well to-night.” – His Last Bow (LAST) In the last several weeks, we have seen groups of wooden nickels, including 2 with Sherloockian themes, being offerred repeatedly on a major online auction service. We are making the assumption that both woods were issued… Continue Reading

The Year in Sherlockian Numismatica – 2018

The Year in Sherlockian Numismatica – 2018

“… we have very properly laid in the new almanack …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) With the release of the Baker Street Almanac 2019 earlier this month, we thought that now would be an appropriate time to reprint this adapation of our article that appeared in the 2018 Alamanac. When The Fourth Garrideb was… Continue Reading

2020 Wooden Nickels Issued by Junior Sherlockian Society

2020 Wooden Nickels Issued by Junior Sherlockian Society

“… .thickly wooded round …” – The Boscombe Valley Mystery (BOSC) This January’s BSI dinner featured another wooden nickel produced by the Junior Sherlockian Society. Sponsored by the Beacon Society, a scion of the Baker Street Irregulars, they are searching for children and youth eager to develop an understanding and appreciation of the great detective… Sherlock Holmes. The wooden nickel… Continue Reading