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Another Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Rima G

Another Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Rima G

” t might be his portrait. “

– The Hound of the Baskerville (HOUN)

We did an earlier post  about  Lithuanian artist / engraver Rima Gedvile Sherlockian themed hobo nickel, the “Mini-Sherlock Holmes.” We now have a second example of Gedvile’s work. This 1936 buffalo nickel is entitled “Sherlock Holmes” and features a very nice engraving of the Master

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. In the years since the OHNS was founded, there have been many modern hobo nickels (and not just nickels, almost any coin) created by talented artists using microscopes and power tools. Depending on the quality of the work, these modern hobo nickels can cost many hundred of dollars.

 

A Second Opportunity to Acquire Frank Cho’s Challenge Coin

A Second Opportunity to Acquire Frank Cho’s Challenge Coin

“Oh, the she-devil!” – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (ILLU) Just a few weeks ago, we posted about the Kickstarter campaign that artist, and BSI member, Frank Cho launched earlier this year that included a challenge coin. We were late to that news when we posted and the campaign had already ended. There is… Continue Reading

Kickstarter For Sherlockian Game to Feature Medal

Kickstarter For Sherlockian Game to Feature Medal

“But what is his game?” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) On July 7, a Kickstarter campaign will be launched by Baskerville Productions to promote their new tabletop game, The Original Sherlock Holmes and his Baker Street Irregulars. Michael W. McClure, BSI, is the game’s creator and he has shared his thoughts with us:… Continue Reading

BSI Member Frank Cho Issued Challenge Coin

BSI Member Frank Cho Issued Challenge Coin

“Oh, the she-devil!” – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (ILLU) Earlier this year, shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning, noted comic artist Frank Cho announced a Kickstarter campaign centered around a limited edition cover for the Red Sonja, the “She-Devil with a Sword” character he has rendered. Now, earlier in January, Cho became… Continue Reading

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) 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… Continue Reading

The Sherlock’s Americana Wooden Nickel

The Sherlock’s Americana Wooden Nickel

“… a considerable number of curiosities …” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) OBVERSE: WOODEN NICKEL / (Indian head bust, facing right) REVERSE: SHERLOCK’S AMERICANA / Good For / One Minute / Free Advice / Coulterville, Calif. 38mm, Round, Wood When your editor first saw this wooden nickel, thoughts immediately began about our June 2016 HolmeWork assignment… Continue Reading

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

Howard Thomas’s “Elementary My Dear Watson” Hobo Nickel

Howard Thomas’s “Elementary My Dear Watson” Hobo Nickel

“You can’t sit there and play with me like a cat with a mouse” – The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (ABBE) 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,… Continue Reading