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Two Sherlockian Tokens From Pendleton Detectives

Two Sherlockian Tokens From Pendleton Detectives

“He was a young but trusted member of the detective force …”

– The Valley of Fear (VALL)

 

In the southern states of Louisiana and Mississippi, the firm of the Pendleton Detectives have been doing business since 1920. As seen in the images of their sign, ashtray and matchbook, they have used a caricature of Sherlock Holmes in their advertising. They would use this image again in 1968, when they would strike a brass token.

OBVERSE: PENDLETON DETECTIVES, INC. / 1920 / (Sherlock caricature, facing left, with deerstalker, pipe and magnifying glass) / 1968 / · FACTS AS FOUND SINCE 1920 ·

REVERSE: NATIONAL CORPORATION SERVICE INC. / (security guard caricature, facing right) / SINCE 1920 / · YOUR SECURITY IS OUR BUSINESS ·

24mm, Round, Brass

To celebrate their 60th anniversary in 1980, they would issue yet another token.

OBVERSE: PENDLETON DETECTIVES, INC. / 1920 / (Sherlock caricature, facing left, with deerstalker, pipe and magnifying glass) / 1980 / 60th ANNIVERSARAY /· “FACTS AS FOUND” ·

REVERSE: PENDLETON GUARD & SECURITY SERVICES / (security guard caricature, facing right) / 60th ANNIVERSARY / · “YOUR SECURITY IS OUR BUSINESS” ·

31mm, Round, Brass

Pendleton Detectives are still active today. We are not aware of any further tokens being issued for any subsequent anniversaries. Hopefully, they will consider something for their centennial in 2020.

Christopher Morley Numismatica (And More) at Haverford College

Christopher Morley Numismatica (And More) at Haverford College

“… for which he is remarkable …” -The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA) On Saturday, October 24, 2014, Mycroft’s League of Philadelphia and the Grillparzer Club of the Hoboken Free State held a joint meeting to tour Haverford College’s collection of items relating to Christopher Morley, the founder of the Baker Street Irregulars. Given our recent… Continue Reading

Medals of Haverford College

Medals of Haverford College

“During my school-days…” – The Adventure of the Naval Treaty Many are aware of the Sherlockian tie-ins to Haverford College. Christopher Morley, founder of the Baker Street Irregulars was born at Haverford while his father taught mathematics there. Morley, along with his brothers Frank and Felix, would all later graduate from the College. Felix would later… Continue Reading

Faces of Holmes: Clive Brook

Faces of Holmes: Clive Brook

“When an actor…” – The Man with the Twisted Lip (TWIS)   Clifford “Clive” Hardman Brook was born in London on June 1, 1887 – 17 November 1974 and would portray Sherlock Holmes in three movies. From the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: Maybe because he was British, Clive Brook was one of the stars of the… Continue Reading

San Bernadino Police Department Issues Challenge Coin for “Sherlock”

San Bernadino Police Department Issues Challenge Coin for “Sherlock”

“Here you are, doggy!” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN California’s San Bernadino Police Department has a Community Affairs dog that “helps bridge the gap between PD & community and provides a warm heart for anyone who might need one!” Of course, the dog’s name is Sherlock. Check out the following messages from his Twitter… Continue Reading

Suffolk County (NY) Police Issue Sherlockian Challenge Coin

Suffolk County (NY) Police Issue Sherlockian Challenge Coin

“You wouldn’t squeal on a fellow?” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) In 2018, the Detective Bureaus of the Suffolk County Police Department issued a challenge coin prominently featuring Sherlock Holmes. Suffolk County is located in the middle of Long Island, New York. OBVERSE: (5 stars) THE ART OF THE SQUEAL (5 stars) / (right facing Sherlock… Continue Reading

A 1937 Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Gediminas Palsis

A 1937 Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Gediminas Palsis

“I gazed with interest and some surprise upon the portrait.” – The Hound of The Baskervilles (HOUN) Back in 1992, the Original Hobo Nickel Society was formed to promote the collecting of engraved buffalo nickels that had been produced prior to 1980. Most of these “original” nickels were engraved with nails, knifes, files and perhaps some punches.… Continue Reading

Elementary Episode Plot To Rob the EROC

Elementary Episode Plot To Rob the EROC

“… we have never had occasion to unpack the money …” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) In the 19th epsiode of Elementary’s first season, titled Snow Angels, the program begins with a robbery and murder taking prior to a heavy snowstorm hitting New York. The robbery is an attempt at misdirection and the criminal’s main objective is to break… Continue Reading

Largo (FL) Police Issue Sherlockian Challenge Coin

Largo (FL) Police Issue Sherlockian Challenge Coin

“… gentlemen of the police force …” – The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane (LION)       In 2017, the Police Department of Largo, Florida issued a series of challenge coins for its various departments and divisions. The challenge coin issued for the Investigative Services Division features the likeness of Sherlock Holmes. OBVERSE: (star) LARGO… Continue Reading