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TFG Issued 3 Souvenir Cards in 2018

TFG Issued 3 Souvenir Cards in 2018

“It is a little souvenir  …”

– A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN)

During the course of this year, The Fourth Garrideb has issued three souvenir cards to commemorate gatherings of our group.

Souvenir Card for the 2018 BSI Dinner and Gaslight Gala

Our first card was issued on January 12 for the annual dinner of the Baker Street Irregulars and the Gaslight Gala (don’t pay any attention to the fact that the card says January 13, which was the date of 2017 event). 300 cards were produced, with 180 for the BSI Dinner, 100 for the Gaslight Gala and 20 for the dinner of The Women. The card features illustrations by the three different illustrators for when The Adventure of the Three Garridebs appeared in The Strand, Collier’s and various syndicated newspapers.

Souvenir Card for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner at the ANA National Money Show in Irving, Texas this March

Nine folks gathered for dinner on March 9 at the Ranch at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas during the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show. The souvenir card features the 1937 Texas Centennial Half Dollar. Fifteen cards were produced.

Souvenir Card for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia this August 

Our third card was issued on August 15 and was distributed to the seven attendees of the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes dinner at Maggiano’s in Philadelphia. Fifteen cards were produced and feature A. Carson Simpson, one of the early members of the Sons of the Copper Beeches in Philadelphia and author of 3 pamphlets on Sherlockian numismatica.

The 2014 BSI Trust Benefactor Medal

The 2014 BSI Trust Benefactor Medal

“… I should have had a medal the size of a soup plate.” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR)       We published a HolmeWork Assignment regarding the BSI Trust Benefactor’s Medal in January 2016. This medal has only been awarded twice – first, in 2012, to Glen Miranker, and then again in 2014… Continue Reading

A. Carson Simpson – A Sherlockian Numismatist

A. Carson Simpson – A Sherlockian Numismatist

“… the best legal talent in the State” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) Alexander Carson Simpson, (February 1, 1896 – October 21, 1965), served as the Special Master of the Consolidated Trial List of the Courts of Common Pleas in Philadelphia for 30 years. He was also an ardent Sherlockian and numismatist. Simpson graduated from the… Continue Reading

Altamont’s Agents of Albany’s Lapel Pin

Altamont’s Agents of Albany’s Lapel Pin

“I grudge Altamont nothing.” – His Last Bow (LAST)       On October 23, 1978, the group Altamont’s Agents was formed in Albany, New York, meeting at a pub that was named Holmes and Watson, Ltd. This group would go on to be recognized as a scion of the Baker Street Irregulars. In 1989,… Continue Reading

The Master Bird Watcher Badge from Boss McGinty’s Bird Watchers

The Master Bird Watcher Badge from Boss McGinty’s Bird Watchers

“You are an early bird …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) In 1982, two professors at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania — Fred Saules and Frank Vacante — organized a group of 18 Sherlockians to form a new BSI scion, Boss McGinty’s Bird Watchers. The group takes its name from the final Sherlock Holmes novel, The… Continue Reading

Welcome IHOSE Episode #128 Listeners

Welcome IHOSE Episode #128 Listeners

“… difficulties caused by his own aversion to publicity.” – The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot (DEVI) We would like to take this opportunity to welcome those of you may have heard about us on Episode 128 of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast. Your friendly editor was interviewed by Scott Monty and Burt Wolder… Continue Reading

Souvenir Card issued at Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Denver

Souvenir Card issued at Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Denver

“… had partaken of an excellent dinner.” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) It was a lovely evening on August 2, when members of The Fourth Garrideb and Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients arrived at the Blake Street Vault in lower downtown Denver for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner. The American Numismatic Association was… Continue Reading

The Member’s Badge of Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients

The Member’s Badge of Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients

“‘I was going to say that my practice could get along very well for a day or two, since it is the slackest time in the year.” – The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA) Photo by Larry Feldman, Staff Surgeon of DWNP As a result of our recent Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner… Continue Reading

A Second Gold Sovereign Awarded Presented by the BSI

A Second Gold Sovereign Awarded Presented by the BSI

“… the highest of honours …” – A Study in Scarleti (STUD) Peter E. Blau, right, presents the Gold Sovereign Award to Michael F. Whelan at the 2017 BSI Dinner – Photo by Will Walsh Minutes before the conclusion of this year’s Bakers Street Irregulars annual dinner on January 6, 2017, Peter E. Blau, the 13th… Continue Reading