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Holmework Assignment: The Diogenes Club of Tokyo Medal

Holmework Assignment: The Diogenes Club of Tokyo Medal

“Well, in the Diogenes Club, for example.”

– The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (GREE)

On December 17, 2017, the Sherlock Holmes Collection of Daniel Posnansky was sold at auction by the firm of Profiles in History. This post will focus on the medal pictured above. The lot was described as follows: 
291. [Sherlockiana.] Vintage silver pendant metal for the Diogenes Club of Tokyo (ca. 1940s) Silver 1 in. round pendant medal by artist Taro for the Diogenes Club of Tokyo, Japan. With relief image of Diogenes holding a lantern on the front and image of the Torii Gate and “silver” stamp on the verso. The emblem of Baritsu Chapter of The Baker Street Irregulars founded on October 12, 1948. With attached hanging hoop for wearing on a chain. Accompanied by its original delicate wood and felt-lined presentation box. In vintage very good condition. Estimated value: $200 – $300

Does anyone else have any information on this medal or the Diogenes Club of Tokyo?

 

Faces of Holmes: Peter Cushing

Faces of Holmes: Peter Cushing

“… this man here – is an actor.” – The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place (SHOS) John Mills as Watson, Peter Cushing as Holmes in The Masks of Death (1984). This would be Cushing’s last role as Holmes. My first introduction to Peter Cushing was as Grand Moff Tarkin in a 1976 movie Star Wars. I would later become familiar… Continue Reading

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke on a Phone Card

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke on a Phone Card

“Thanks to the telephone…” – The Adenture of the Retired Colourman (RETI) Many of the visitors to this website probably recall the days when pay phones were a common site when walking down a city sidewalk or inside a hotel lobby. You would drop a few coins into the phone, dial the number and make… Continue Reading