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Happy Holidays and 2018 News

Happy Holidays and 2018 News

“I had called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes upon the second morning after Christmas, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season.”

– The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (BLUE)

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season to you and your families. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to what 2018 will bring.

We look forward to seeing many of you in New York for the Sherlock Holmes and Friends weekend of January 10-14. We are issuing a souvenir card for the Baker Street Irregulars annual dinner and the Gaslight Gala.

There will be our Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes dinners in Irving, Texas in March and then Philadelphia in August. Both of these dinners will take place during the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show and World’s Fair of Money.

Gregory L. Zentz, the 18th Garrideb, has authored a pastiche The Strange Case of the Fifty Talents that we will publish in the very near future. Later in 2018, we will also publish our first catalog The Numismatic Edgar Allan Poe.

Our continuing thanks to Frank Mentzel, Brad Keefauver and Watson’s Tin Box for their monthly contributions to our story discussions.

We now have 80 Garridebs within our group, hailing from 25 different states and 5 countries. Texas claims 9 Garridebs, New Jersey has 7 Garridebs and Maryland counts 6 Garridebs!

Thank you again for your continued support and our best wishes for a prosperous 2018 for everyone!

Postal Stamp Issued for the Bank of France’s Bicentennial in 2000

Postal Stamp Issued for the Bank of France’s Bicentennial in 2000

“We had occasion some months ago to strengthen our resources, and borrowed, for that purpose, thirty thousand Napoleons from the Bank of France.” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) In this month’s story of The Red-Headed League, the City & Suburban Bank had increased their reserves by borrowing 30,000 gold Napoleons from the Bank of France. In… 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

HolmeWork Assignment: Sherlockian Chocolate Coins

HolmeWork Assignment: Sherlockian Chocolate Coins

“… I emerged with a little chocolate …” – The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane (LION) Many of our readers may have sampled chocolate coins when they were younger. Generally these candies were made of a waxy chocolate and were wrapped in gold foil and sold in a group, packaged in a fish-net packaging. Usually, these… Continue Reading

From the John Bennett Shaw Collection: Sherlock Holmes and the IRS

From the John Bennett Shaw Collection: Sherlock Holmes and the IRS

“… another penny on the income tax.” – The Adventure of the Second Stain (SECO) With the April 15th deadline fast approaching to file one’s tax returns, here in the States, this cartoon seemed appropriate. The above cartoon was published in the January 1973 issue of Weight Watchers and was in the scrapbook of noted Sherlockian, John… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes, Life Magazine and a Token

Sherlock Holmes, Life Magazine and a Token

“‘What ineffable twaddle!’ I cried, slapping the magazine down on the table; ‘I never read such rubbish in my life.’” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) Periodically, Time, Inc. publishes special editions of Life magazine, and this January published a Sherlock Holmes volume for the title. The title will be on display and available for purchase until… Continue Reading

A 1959 Sherlockian Cartoon from Punch

A 1959 Sherlockian Cartoon from Punch

“If it’s on the market I’ll buy it …” – The Adventure of the Second Stain (SECO) Your editor was recently able to do some research at the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Library. One of the many items I came across was this delightful cartoon from the May 20, 1959 issue of… Continue Reading