The Ribston-Pippins

A scion society of The Baker Street Irregulars

"The first who entered was a little Ribston-Pippin..." ~ BLAC

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A Brief History

The Ribston-Pippins began life in November of 1988. As there were no active scions in the Detroit Metropolitan area at the time, the Ribston-Pippins founder, Regina Stinson, BSI, ASH (A Little Ribston-Pippin, Violet Smith), decided the time was ripe for a new Sherlock Holmes scion. Fliers were made and distributed to various local bookstores and libraries in an economical effort to locate others who were interested in pursuing "the game". Thus it was that at 7:30PM, on November 18, 1988, approximately 10 people arrived at what is now affectionately referred to as Wisteria Lodge for the first official meeting of the Ribston-Pippins. And the rest, as they say, is history.

The Ribston-Pippins society is listed in the directory of scion societies in the back of Matthew Bunson's "Encyclopedia Sherlockiana", (Macmillan, 1994), and our humble society has been honoured by Mr. William S. Dorn in his 1999 through 2002 Sherlock Holmes Calendars. More recently, the Ribston-Pippins society has been listed in Leslie Klinger's "Annotated Sherlock Holmes", (Norton, 2005).

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