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TFG Issues Souvenir Cards at 2019 ANA Shows

TFG Issues Souvenir Cards at 2019 ANA Shows

“Our meal was a merry one.”

– The Sign of the Four (SIGN)

The Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner was held on Thursday, August 15 was held at the Basilico Restaurante in Northridge, Illinois during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Garridebs attending the dinner included: Douglas Mudd, Charles Davis, Bob Fritsch, Barbara Gregory (and husband Steven Bobbitt), Greg Ruby, Glenn M. Sermersheim, Beau Meskan and David E. Simpson. Joining us from a variety of the Sherlockian scions in the Chicagoland area were Rudy Altergott, Philip Cunningham, Terry McCammon, Robert Sharfman, Brenda Rossini, and Janice Weiner.

A few Sherlockian numismatic items were passed around the table for attendees to view, including a Proof-70 example of a gold 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coin. A wide range of conversation topics occurred and general good cheer was had by all.

As has become our tradition, a souvenir was produced for this dinner and the souvenir card is pictured above. This year is the 25th anniversary of the Pobjoy Mint striking the series of 8 designs for Gibraltar in 1994, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the return of Sherlock Holmes.

Now, we have a confession to make. What if you held a dinner party and no one came? That was the case in March when the ANA had it’s National Money Show in Pittsburgh. We made arrangements for a Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Dinner during that event and no one RSVP’d. We had created a souvenir card for that dinner and you may think it looks similar to the Chicago card we just issued.

We made the decision to recycle the design from the “unused” Pittsburgh card for our Chicago dinner, as it seemed a shame to waste the design.

For both events, 25 cards were produced.  A few of the Pittsburgh cards have been distributed to a few notable numismatists who attended the Pittsburgh coin show.

The ANA will have it’s World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh next August. Hopefully, we’ll have a better attendance than we did this past March.

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at Norwegian Explorers Conference

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at Norwegian Explorers Conference

“… at this conference.” – The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (MAZA) Our friends at the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota held their triennial conference this past week with the theme of “Dark Places, Wicked Companions and Strange Experiences.” Friday, August 9 also happened to be the fifth anniversary of our group’s founding. To celebrate the event,… Continue Reading

TFG Issued Souvenir Card for 2019 BSI Weekend

TFG Issued Souvenir Card for 2019 BSI Weekend

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) For the second consecutive year, The Fourth Garrideb issued a souvenir card for the Baker Street Irregulars Weekend this past January. Attendees of the annual BSI Dinner, the Dinner for “The Woman,” and the Gaslight Gala received one of our 8.5 by… Continue Reading

TFG Issued 3 Souvenir Cards in 2018

TFG Issued 3 Souvenir Cards in 2018

“It is a little souvenir  …” – A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) During the course of this year, The Fourth Garrideb has issued three souvenir cards to commemorate gatherings of our group. Souvenir Card for the 2018 BSI Dinner and Gaslight Gala Our first card was issued on January 12 for the annual dinner of the… Continue Reading

ICYMI – The Red-Headed League

ICYMI – The Red-Headed League

“I would not have missed it for worlds.” – The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (NOBL) Our story for this month is The Red-Headed League and we have already published our monthly features on this story – From Watson’s Tin Box, highlighting items from their collection of evidence boxes; Brad Keefauver’s The 17 Steps; and Frank Mentzel’s Data! Data!… Continue Reading

Souvenir Card issued at Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Denver

Souvenir Card issued at Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Denver

“… had partaken of an excellent dinner.” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) It was a lovely evening on August 2, when members of The Fourth Garrideb and Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients arrived at the Blake Street Vault in lower downtown Denver for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner. The American Numismatic Association was… Continue Reading

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Souvenir Card issued for the 2017 Orlando Dinner Six Sherlockians and numismatists gathered at Maggiano’s Pointe Orlando on Friday, March 10th for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner. The 2017 National Money Show in Orlando by the American Numismatic… Continue Reading

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money Dinner

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money Dinner

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) The Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Anaheim, CA – August 11, 2016 ~ Left to Right: (Standing) Bill Fritsch, Bob Fritsch; Darren Burgess, Larry Gaye, Suzanne Gaye, Greg Ruby, Sean M. Wright, BSI, DeForeest Wright Eight Sherlockians and numismatists… Continue Reading