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The 2019 Sherlock & Segar Statue Poker Chip

The 2019 Sherlock & Segar Statue Poker Chip

“… the story of the statues.”

– The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (SIXN)

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Chester, Illinois is the hometown of Elzie C. Segar, the creator of the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoons. In 1977, the city erected a statue in his honor. Since 2006, Baskerville Productions began work on a “Popeye & Friends” character trail of granite statues. To date, 15 additional statues have been erected in Chester, including a “Sherlock & Segar” statue last December 7th. You can read more about the Popeye & Friends character trail at their WEBSITE. There is also a Sherlockian – themed statue of Castor Oyl that was erected in 2009 that we wrote about in March.

A few souvenir items were produced, including a poker chip ($3 plus shipping and handling) and are available on their WEBSITE.

OBVERSE: CHESTER, IL 2019 / (picture of Sherlock Holmes statue) / HOME OF SHERLOCK & SEGAR

REVERSE: POPEYE & FRIENDS / (picture of Popeye statue) / CHARACTER TRAIL

38mm, Ceramic, Round

Thanks to Michael W. McClure, BSI, for providing us with much of this information.

The 2017 Smith Rock Ranch Sherlock Holmes Maze Token

The 2017 Smith Rock Ranch Sherlock Holmes Maze Token

“… a maze of fantastic tracery …” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Smith Rock Ranch is a working farm located in Terrebonne, Oregon. Beginning in 2003, they begun, what is now an annual tradition of creating a maze through a corn field. They refer this as their Corn Maize and it seems that the design gets… Continue Reading

Faces of Holmes: Charlie McCarthy, Detective

Faces of Holmes: Charlie McCarthy, Detective

“… all were equally puppets in his hands.” – The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist (SOLI) Comedian and actor Edgar Berggren was born in Chicago in 1903. Begining at the age of 11, Edgar began to self-learn ventriliquism and during his late teenage years would be given daily lessons by the famed ventriloquist Harry Lester for… Continue Reading

Sherlockian Themed Geocoins – Part 2

Sherlockian Themed Geocoins – Part 2

“… something precious, something which he could not bear to part with, had been left behind.” -The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (WIST) Back in August 2018, we first posted about Sherlockian themed Pathtag Geocoins. We now have learned of two more pathtag geocoins along with three other totally different geocoins. First, let’s update you on the two… Continue Reading

Numismatic Items Featuring Detective Pikachu

Numismatic Items Featuring Detective Pikachu

“… a very gregarious creature.” – The Adventure of the Silver Blaze (SILV) August 6, 2019 is the day that Pokemon: Detective Pikachu becomes available for purchase or rental to the general public. This is as good a time to review a couple of numismatic related items to the furry little detective.The movie was a derivative from… Continue Reading

3D Printed “Coin” Features Sherlock Holmes & Irene Adler

3D Printed “Coin” Features Sherlock Holmes & Irene Adler

“… it was a perfect facsimile.” – The Adventure of the Empty House (EMPT) With the advent of modern 3D printers becoming affordable to individuals, we are beginning to see a few items being produced that might be of interest to our members and readers. Danna Mancini, a noted Sherlockian based in the New England… Continue Reading