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Bob Fritsch Issued His Second Sherlockian Wooden Nickel

Bob Fritsch Issued His Second Sherlockian Wooden Nickel

“… I see a Chinese coin hanging from your watch-chain …”

– The Red-Headed League (REDH)

Robert F. Fritsch, the 7th Garrideb aka The Coiner (by the zinc and copper filings in the seam of his cuff), issued a Sherlockian wooden nickel during last summer’s World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. This is Bob’s second Sherlockian wooden nickel – he issued his first back in 1995. You can read about that one HERE.

OBVERSE: ONE BAKER STREET SHILLING / (silhouette of Holmes, facing right, in deerstalker and with pipe) / 2018

REVERSE: (image of a Chinese cash coin)

38mm, Wood, Round, Red ink

Attendees at the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner, held during the convention on August 15, each recieved one of these woods with Bob personally writing on each wood 4GAR, PHILA and 180815.

The 2019 Junior Sherlockian Society Wooden Nickel

The 2019 Junior Sherlockian Society Wooden Nickel

“It is a little souvenir …” – A Case of Identity (IDEN) It wasn’t all that long ago that we wrote a post about the wooden nickels given out by the Junior Sherlockian Society at the 2018 BSI Annual Dinner. This January’s dinner featured another wooden nickel produced by the Junior Sherlockian Society. Sponsored by the Beacon Society, a scion… Continue Reading

Junior Sherlockian Society Issued Wooden Nickel at 2018 BSI Dinner

Junior Sherlockian Society Issued Wooden Nickel at 2018 BSI Dinner

“It is a little souvenir …” – A Case of Identity (IDEN) We’ve had posts before where we’ve discussed souvenirs being issued for the annual Baker Street Irregulars dinners that are held every January in New York, such as Peter E. Blau’s annual publication or our own group’s souvenir card that was produced this January. This January’s… Continue Reading

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner In Dallas A Success!

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner In Dallas A Success!

“… had partaken of an excellent dinner.” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) A combination of ten Sherlockians and numismatists turned out for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner held March 3, 2016 at the Green Door Public House in Dallas, Texas. TFG was in Dallas as part of the American Numismatic Association’s National… Continue Reading

Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels At BSI Weekend 2016

Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels At BSI Weekend 2016

“It is a little souvenir …” – A Case of Identity (IDEN) This upcoming week, Sherlockians converge on New York City for the BSI Weekend. Your beloved (?!?!) editor is arriving on Wednesday, January 13th and will be out and about with fellow Sherlockians through Sunday the 17th. I hope to see many of you… Continue Reading

Two TFG Members Issued Sherlockian Themed Wooden Money

Two TFG Members Issued Sherlockian Themed Wooden Money

“It is a little souvenir …” – A Case of Identity (IDEN) In 1995, the 7th Garrideb Bob Fritsch issued the above wooden nickel, which he called “A Baker Street Shilling.” In the April 1995 issue of Scuttlebutt From The Spermaceti Press, Peter E. Blau called this “an imaginative Sherlockian wooden shilling as his calling card. OBVERSE: (silhouette bust of Sherlock… Continue Reading

TFG Issues Wooden Nickel for 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money

TFG Issues Wooden Nickel for 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money

“It is a little souvenir …” – A Case of Identity (IDEN) The Fourth Garrideb will be giving away the above pictured wooden nickels at next week’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. This event, sponsored by the American Numismatic Association, will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from Tuesday, August… Continue Reading

Watson’s Tin Box Celebrates 25 Years

Watson’s Tin Box Celebrates 25 Years

“…the true history of this curious case remained entombed in the tin box which contains so many records of my friend’s adventures.” – The Adventure of The Creeping Man (CREE) On Monday, October 27th, Watson’s Tin Box of Ellicott City, Maryland celebrated their silver anniversary with their annual formal dinner. In addition to good food… Continue Reading