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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!

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

Maryland National Capital Park Police Issue Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

Maryland National Capital Park Police Issue Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

“… made my way across the park…” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) During the summer of 2019, the Maryland – National Capital Park Police issued a challenge coin that featured the cartoon character of Snoopy wearing a deerstalker hat and cape, in the classic Sherlockian pose. OBVERSE: MARYLAND – NATIONAL CAPITAL / (MNCPP Badge over a background of… Continue Reading

Ohio State Highway Patrol Issues Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

Ohio State Highway Patrol Issues Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

“Cover him, patrol man…” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) In the second half of 2019, the investigative services division of the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued a Sherlockian themed challenge coin. OBVERSE: OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL / (OHSP patch over a fingerprint) / · INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES REVERSE: BUCYRUS CLEVELAND WARREN PIQUA COLUMBUS / (US… Continue Reading

The Defense Forensic Science Center Challenge Coin

The Defense Forensic Science Center Challenge Coin

“… meeting him occasionally in the laboratory.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) We have discussed challenge coins, featuring Mickey Mouse in a deerstalker outfit, from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory before in these posts. Four times, as a matter of fact. We now have a fifth challenge coin from the labs, courtesy of the Defense… Continue Reading

NYPD Challenge Coin Features a Sherlockian Mickey Mouse

NYPD Challenge Coin Features a Sherlockian Mickey Mouse

“… a gentle little white mouse …” – The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier (BLAN) We have another Sherlockian themed challenge coin, featuring Mickey Mouse, from the New York Police Department Detectives. We believed these were just manufactured in the past year, as they started to appear in some online auction sites in large numbers, beginning… Continue Reading

A Sherlockian Challenge Coin from Afghanistan

A Sherlockian Challenge Coin from Afghanistan

“… You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD)     We are pleased to report that we now have a FOURTH challenge coin issued by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. You can read about the other three challenge coins HERE. The United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, or USACIL,… Continue Reading

A Third U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

A Third U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

“… downstairs in my laboratory …” – The Adventure of the Resident Patient (RESI) Back in March of 2017, we reported on a second variety of a challenge coin for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. We now have a THIRD variety to report. It is virtually identical to the one we reported on in March… Continue Reading