Monday, December 16, 2013

My 1975 Comic Book to be Displayed at Sherlock Holmes Museum, U.K.!

The comic to be displayed in London!
While I (Rob) was going through my extensive comic book collection (I've been collecting since the mid-1970s) I came across DC Comics' Sherlock Holmes #1 from 1975. Instead of selling it, I decided to try and make more of a mark with it, because we were so impressed by London's Sherlock Holmes Museum. 
  So, I wrote to the curator, explained about the comic, and offered to send it there for display. After all, it is 38 (almost 39) years old. It was graciously accepted and will be put on display there!  We are so excited!

 Here's my email and the response. 
   Dear Ms. van Ehernstein - As a U.S. fan of Sherlock Holmes, I had the good fortune to visit the museum during my first visit to the U.K. in 2012, and really enjoyed it!   I am writing because I wanted to offer the museum a collectable Sherlock Holmes #1 DC Comics comic book that I've had in my collection since 1975! It's over 38 years old, and I thought the museum would appreciate the copy to possibly display (pictured below).
   I've been collecting comics since I was a child in the 1960s, and this is one of the oldest Sherlock Holmes series that I recall, and it's from the U.S., which makes it more unique. (I know that a lot more have cropped up since this came out).
  If the museum would like it, I would be happy to send it your way (free of charge of course). I would rather it go to the museum, than sell it as I really loved my visit.

   Here is the response! 
Thanks Rob for your kind offer. We really would like to display this in the museum as it should draw a lot of interest. If you would like us to put a credit with your name, such as "Rob Gutro/Tom Williams, Bowie, Maryland USA" please let me know.  Could you send the copy to our office address. We're excited about displaying it for the benefit of our visitors.

If I can assist further please let me know.

Yours sincerely

Andrea von Ehrenstein, Curator
The Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221b Baker Street, London NW1 6XE
Tel: 0207-224-3688

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next