Publications, etc.

40th Anniversary Toast Book      Society Lapel Pin      Musings From an Overturned Beehive

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Toasting Holmes!

The Bimetallic Question's
40th Anniversary Toast Book

An edited collection of 40 toasts,
highlighting 40 years of the society.

Published in a limited edition of 40 copies.

The Toast Book, curated by Karl Raudsepp, contains a selection of the toasts offered at the Bimetallic Question's bi-monthly meetings — five are offered each meeting: The Master, Dr. Watson, The Woman, Mrs. Hudson and The Society.

Sometimes the toasts reference earlier Sherlockian writings or research, but they always represent original ideas and material culled from the fertile and singular minds of our members. They range from the serious and scholarly to the playful and humourous.

A handful of copies are still available from the editor. Contact him directly at

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The Bimetallic Question's
Official Lapel Pin!

CA$9 each
(US$ or UK£ at current rate.)
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The Society's
25th anniversary book!
Sold out!

Musings From an Overturned Beehive:
Twenty-five Years of The Bimetallic Question

Containing memoirs from members,
former members and friends of the society.

Published in an edition limited to
sixty canonical copies!

Musings celebrates twenty-five years of Montreal's only Sherlock Holmes society through essays, poems and reminiscences written specifically for this volume. It includes items by Bimetallic co-founders Wilfrid de Freitas and David Dowse, society friends Dr. Joe Schwarcz and Prof. Graeme Decarie, as well as a variety of other authors. The book is illustrated with colour photographs from the Society's history, and other images.

The edition was limited to 60 copies. Each volume was hand numbered and assigned a canonical title, in the stories' original publication order (i.e. copy #1 is The Study in Scarlet, copy #2 is The Sign of Four). Purchasers were able to request specific titles.

The edition is sold out thanks to our members and our fellow Sherlockians!

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