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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

The 1935 Sherlock Bones Hobo Nickel

The 1935 Sherlock Bones Hobo Nickel

“Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!’” – 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

The Member’s Badge of Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients

The Member’s Badge of Denver’s Doctor Watson’s Neglected Patients

“‘I was going to say that my practice could get along very well for a day or two, since it is the slackest time in the year.” – The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA) Photo by Larry Feldman, Staff Surgeon of DWNP As a result of our recent Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner… Continue Reading

The Rathbone & Bruce Personality Dollar Bills

The Rathbone & Bruce Personality Dollar Bills

“… for his bills were all paid in ready money …” – The Adventure of the Five Orange Pipsi (FIVE) Last week, we published our Holmework Assignment for February asking for assistance with the Personality Dollar Bills of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce that were issued in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Peter E. Blau, the 13th… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Rathbone & Bruce Personality Dollar Bills

HolmeWork Assignment: Rathbone & Bruce Personality Dollar Bills

“… for his bills were all paid in ready money …” – The Adventure of the Five Orange Pipsi (FIVE) This month’s HolmeWork assignment is once again due to a brief nugget that appeared in Peter E. Blau’s Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press. From the November 1995: From This Old House (Box 468, Almont, MI 48003) offers… Continue Reading