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Sherlockian Themed Pathtag Geocoins

Sherlockian Themed Pathtag Geocoins

“… something precious, something which he could not bear to part with, had been left behind.”

-The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (WIST)

Pathtags are a single-sided custom metal tag about the size and weight of a U.S. Quarter Dollar coin. These are generally considered to a signature item to be traded with others, often in geocaching or scouting.

As a general rule, pathtags are 23mm in diameter and 2mm thick. They are holed and the reverse carries a serial number that can be logged. They are made from a solid iron base and are plated in a protective colored plating of either silver, gold, copper, or black nickel. They can be ordered in small batches at an economical price.

All of the designs pictured here were found on the Pathtags website and additional information can be found there. All these designs made some reference to Poe in their description. Each photo is accompanied by the pathtag’s name, tag number and date of issue.

In the world of Geocaching, they are mostly regarded as personal signature items/geocaching tokens that geocachers sometimes like to leave behind as trade/signature items in certain caches that they visit.

     Seek and You Shall Find – #6373, Issued April 25, 2008 by FindrzKeeprz

It’s a Mystery Cache, Charlie Brown, #16132, Issued February 1, 2011 by LanceR Enterprises

     Jayhawk Holmes – #26452, Issued April 1, 2013 by Jayhawk64

Sherlocked, #32388, 50 Issued July 31, 2014 by Bad Wolf Girl

The Game Is On, #33784, Issued by Cache & Dale     

Sherlock’s Shadow, #33931, Issued December 15, 2014 by MadameLeota128

Woodstock & Sherlock Snoopy, #35651, Issued May 12, 2015 by Stevensons a Seachin

     High-Functioning Sociopath, #38419, Issued March 9, 2016 by Cache & Dale

Happy WHO-lidays Sherlock Holmes, #40505, 50 Issued November 10, 2016 by HelloMummy

Scarf Lovers – Sherlock Holmes, #41712, Issued May 6, 2017 by HelloMummy

Part of a 3-tag set featuring scarf-wearing Holmes, Dr. Who and Harry Potter 

Sherlock Minion, #42868, Issued October 10, 2017 by HelloMummy

Fan Love, #42933, 50 Issued October 21, 2017 by HelloMummy

For more information on these, or any other Pathtag geocoins, check out their website!

The U.S. Deficit Did It (1984)

The U.S. Deficit Did It (1984)

“… a premature examination of accounts exposed my deficit.” – The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (GLOR) This editorial cartoon by Sam Rawls first appeared in the February 27, 1985 edition of The Atlanta Constitution. It’s interesting to see how Holmes and Watson have been worked into editorial cartoons over the years – I have two in… Continue Reading

Sherlockian Starbucks Rewards Gold Cards

Sherlockian Starbucks Rewards Gold Cards

“… I shall order you a cup of hot coffee …” – The Adventure of  the Speckled Band (SPEC) In today’s modern age, it is becoming more common for folks to not carry any cash with them. We’ve done numerous posts on this site about prepaid phone cards. With marketing efforts, such as gift or reward cards,… Continue Reading

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