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Update on the Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company Medal

Update on the Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company Medal

“I only saw it because I was looking for it.” – The Adventure of Silver Blaze (SILV) Last week, we posted our most recent HolmeWork assignment and asked for your help in determining if the Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company had produced a medal. Roger Johnson, the 48th Garrideb, reached out to us with comments about a… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: The Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company Medal

HolmeWork Assignment: The Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company Medal

“I have a small pawnbroker’s business …” – The Adventure of the Red-Headed League (REDH) This month’s HolmeWork assignment might turn out to be a wild goose chase. In the two years since our group was formed, I have heard whispers from other Sherlockians about a possible medal that was issued by the Sherlock Holmes… Continue Reading

June HolmeWork Assignment: Sherlock’s of Somis California Token

June HolmeWork Assignment: Sherlock’s of Somis California Token

“But these glasses do puzzle me, I confess.” – The Adventure of The Abbey Grange (ABBE) Our HolmeWork assignment for this month may not even be related to Sherlock Holmes. We recently came across a somewhat crude looking 1.5 inch brass token weighing 31.54 grams for Sherlock’s of Somis, California. The obverse features a pair… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: The Sherlock Holmes Credit Card

HolmeWork Assignment: The Sherlock Holmes Credit Card

“… while he has £220 standing to his credit in the Capital and Counties Bank.” – The Adventure of The Five Orange Pips (FIVE)          The Universal Sherlock Holmes by Ronald Burt De Waal and 14th Garrideb, George A. Vanderburgh has been a tremendous reference tool to your Mycroft as we first attempted to… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: The BSI Trust Benefactor’s Medal

HolmeWork Assignment: The BSI Trust Benefactor’s Medal

“… I should have had a medal the size of a soup plate.” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) In the Spring 2012 issue of For the Sake of the Trust – The Baker Street Irregulars Trust Newsletter was the following announcement:  BSI Trust Benefactor’s Medal Awarded to Glen Miranker At the BSI Dinner on Friday,… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment – September 2015: A Sherlock Holmes Silver Medal from the 1890’s?

HolmeWork Assignment – September 2015: A Sherlock Holmes Silver Medal from the 1890’s?

“She had flung into the lake a bag containing some curious contents.” – The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual (MUSG) This month’s HolmeWork assignment comes via a letter published in the July 7, 2002 issue of The E-Sylum: Christopher Eimer writes: “The ongoing correspondence in The E-Sylum relating to Sherlock Holmes, and in particular Alan Luedeking’s request for… Continue Reading

The Sherlock Holmes Centennial Art Medal Collection: An Update – 4 Medals!

The Sherlock Holmes Centennial Art Medal Collection: An Update – 4 Medals!

“I have just made a discovery of the highest importance …” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) Back in January, we published a HolmeWork assignment asking for more information about the Sherlock Holmes Centennial Art Medal Collection that was advertised back in 1986-87. You can read that post here and a follow up post showing the… Continue Reading

April HolmeWork Assignment: Gibraltar’s 1994 Golden Sherlock Holmes Coins

April HolmeWork Assignment: Gibraltar’s 1994 Golden Sherlock Holmes Coins

A few weeks back, we published Ed Rochette’s 1995 syndicated column featuring the Pobjoy Mint releasing a series of coins commemorating the Return of Sherlock Holmes. Twenty-four different coins were struck in 3 different metals with 8 different designs. We have photographs of the 8 cupro-nickel Crowns and the 8 .925 fine sterling silver coins.… Continue Reading

January HolmeWork Assignment: The Sherlock Holmes Centennial Art Medal Collection

January HolmeWork Assignment: The Sherlock Holmes Centennial Art Medal Collection

  In the February 1986 issue of Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press, the 13th Garrideb, Peter E. Blau, published this nugget: The Newcastle Mint (6512 Belgrave, Garden Grove, CA 92645) has announced “The Sherlock Holmes 100 Year Commemorative Art Medal Collection” 72 art medals, 3 cm. in diameter, minted in pure gold on fine pewter ($20.00 each) or… Continue Reading