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Medals of the 1911 Prince Henry Tour and Arthur Conan Doyle

Medals of the 1911 Prince Henry Tour and Arthur Conan Doyle

“It’s my race anyhow…”

– The Adventure of the Silver Blaze (SILV)

During the summer of 1911, Prinz Albert Wilhelm Heinrich von Preußen of Prussia arranged for a multi-country auto race as a gesture of goodwill for the upcoming coronation of King George V. Starting in Hamburg on July 4, 1911, the Prince Henry Tour ended in London on July 1, 1911.

Prince Henry was one of the 37 German teams competing in the race against 28 English teams. In an interesting twist, a member of the opposing team had to ride along in each auto entered in the race.

Why am I telling you about this race? Well, Arthur Conan Doyle was a participant in the race, driving #52, which was his green 16 horse-power Dietrich-Lorraine. You can learn more about ACD’s partiicipation in the race by clicking HERE.

At the end of the race, which the British team won, successful participants were awarded medals by both  the Imperial Automobile Club of Germany and the Royal Automobile Club of Great Britain.

The Imperial Automobile Club of Germany Prince Henry Tour Medal

The Royal Automobile Club of Great Britain Prince Henry Tour Medal 

Somewhere out there, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s participation medals from the Prince Henry Tour are waiting to be rediscovered.

We first learned of these medals by reading this post, and we have blatantly stolen the pictures of the medals from that post. Copyright & ownership of those photos belong to that original author, who we have unsuccessfully try to contact.

The Westphalian Coinage of Jerome I

The Westphalian Coinage of Jerome I

“… the natural anxiety of a wife for her missing husband.” – The Sign of The Four (SIGN) Jérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte was the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, a military leader who would become the Emperor of France. In his late teens, Jerome visited the United States after serving in the French navy in the Carribean. While visiting… Continue Reading

Faces of Holmes: Roger Moore

Faces of Holmes: Roger Moore

“… possible actors in this drama …” – The Adventure of The Second Stain (SECO) Roger Moore, the British actor known mainly for his 12 years portraying James Bond and before that was television’s The Saint, portrayed Sherlock Holmes in the 1976 made for television movie Sherlock Holmes in New York. Moore has been decorated four times in the… Continue Reading

A German Stock Certificate for Sherlockian Film Maker Richard Oswald

A German Stock Certificate for Sherlockian Film Maker Richard Oswald

”  … dabbling with stocks …” – The Adventure of The Naval Treaty (NAVA) Deutsche Wertpapierauktionen GmbH, a German auction house specializing in collectible stocks and bonds, is offering a stock certificate with a tie-in to Sherlock Holmes in its Auction 13, taking place on January 7, 2016. Pictured above is Lot 725 of that auction, a stock… Continue Reading

SherloCON 2016 Announces Dates and Medal Design

SherloCON 2016 Announces Dates and Medal Design

“He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson.” – The Adventure of The Final Problem (FINA) Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft, a Sherlock Holmes society based in Germany, has annouced the date of it’s next biannual conference, SherloCon.  The 2016 version will be held April 22-24, 2016 in Saarbrücken and the conference theme will be the 125th… Continue Reading

The Crime Blotter: An American Sherlock Holmes Recovers Stolen Coins – 1922

The Crime Blotter: An American Sherlock Holmes Recovers Stolen Coins – 1922

From the pages of the October 1922 issue of The Numismatist: An American Sherlock Holmes Recovers Stolen Coins Once a detective, always a detective. George S. Dougherty, former Deputy Police Commissioner of New York, has written a readable book of his recent pleasure trip to Europe, prepared in the form of a diary. Here is… Continue Reading

Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft Issues Medal for Sherlock Holmes’ 160th Birthday

Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft Issues Medal for Sherlock Holmes’ 160th Birthday

“My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work.” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft, a Sherlock Holmes society based in Germany, held the two day SherloCON 2014 in Saarbrücken this past August. Much like they did at their 2012 event, they issued a limited edition medal to… Continue Reading

Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft Issues 2012 Holmes MedaI

Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft Issues 2012 Holmes MedaI

‘”Rache” is the German for “revenge”” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft, a Sherlock Holmes society based in Germany, held the inaugural SherloCON in Hillesheim during August 2012. The event organizers issued a limited edition medal for sale at the event, which was commemorating the 125th anniversary of Sherlock Holmes first appearance.  The… Continue Reading