It has come to my attention, through Roger Johnson of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, that several items of interest to the Doylean world will go under the hammer later this week.

The items include: a signed studio prortrait of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; a photo of Sir ACD with Patrick Leckie Forbes in uniform; a sword which has a presentation inscription from ACD – the engraving reads: “P Leckie from his uncle A Conan Doyle 1915”

These items are estimated to go for 1,000 – 1,500 pounds.

Anyone interested in more information can contact Mr. Richard Bromell, Partner, at Charterhouse in Sherborne, Dorset: 011-44-1935-812277. The auction will take place on Friday, Sept. 25th.