As noted earlier, The Fourth Garrideb (the coin club focusing on numismatics related to Sherlock Holmes) is trying to trace the coin
collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Here's an update and request for assistance from the group's blog, published February 16,
2016 by editor Greg Ruby. -Editor
We had earlier posted about Manfra, Tordella and Brooks offering ancient coins from Arthur Conan Doyle’s collection in 1968 (and we have
some updates on that topic in the very near future!). While scrolling through the massive New York Times database, we came across
the following article from May 1, 1913:
So, on May 9, 1913, the London auction house of Sotheby’s sold a portion of Arthur Conan Doyle’s coin collection. This raises the
- What was sold? Were these ancient coins, like the 1968 sale, or something different?
- Was there a catalog produced?
Can anyone help? It will be interesting to trace where some of these coins may be today. -Editor
To read the complete Fourth Garrideb articles, see:
Assignment: Christie’s Auctioned A Portion of A. Conan Doyle’s Coin Collection
HolmeWork Assignment: Arthur Conan
Doyle’s Coin Collection (http://fourthgarrideb.com/2014/10/holmework-assignment-arthur-conan-doyles-coin-collection/)
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: OCTOBER 12, 2014 : Query: Coins Pedigreed to Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle Sought (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n42a07.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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