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Sherlock Holmes & Pickpockets (1974)

Sherlock Holmes & Pickpockets (1974)

“… played me for a sucker from the first.”

– The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR)

In 1974, the New York Police Department published a pamphlet of Office Building Security that featured cartoons offering safety tips that were drawn by NYPD Patrolman Leo Poulsen. You can learn more about Poulsen in this post on Gothamist and see all of the cartoons from the pamphlet HERE.

We are interested in the cartoon shown above. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are crawling on the ground in a graveyard. A couple of pound banknotes are in Holmes’ rear pocket.

The caption reads: Men, don’t carry money in your rear or side pockets (sucker pockets). A crowded elevator is an ideal spot for a pickpocket to do his thing.

A tip of the deerstalker to Matt Laffey and I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere who shared this in a 2013 posting.

The 1935 Sherlock Bones Hobo Nickel

The 1935 Sherlock Bones Hobo Nickel

“Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!’” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)       Back in 1992, the Original Hobo Nickel Society was formed to promote the collecting of engraved buffalo nickels that had been produced prior to 1980. Most of these “original” nickels were engraved with nails, knifes, files and perhaps some punches.… Continue Reading

Sherlocko the Monk: The Case of the $10,000 Cheque (October 10, 1911)

Sherlocko the Monk: The Case of the $10,000 Cheque (October 10, 1911)

“Here is the forged cheque …” – The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (MAZA) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. We are pleased to share another of these comic strips, The Case of the $10,000 Cheque, that was… Continue Reading

Sherlocko the Monk: The Mystery of the Busted Slot Machine (August 25, 1911)

Sherlocko the Monk: The Mystery of the Busted Slot Machine (August 25, 1911)

“… the automatic self-adjusting slots …” – The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plan (BRUC) We’ve shared a few installments of the Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. We are pleased to share another of these comic strips, The Mystery of the Busted Slot Machine, that… Continue Reading

The 1972 Sherlock Bones Hobo Dollar

The 1972 Sherlock Bones Hobo Dollar

“Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!’” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Back in 1992, the Original Hobo Nickel Society was formed to promote the collecting of engraved buffalo nickels that had been produced prior to 1980. Most of these “original” nickels were engraved with nails, knifes, files and perhaps… Continue Reading

Sherlocko the Monk: The Adventure of Tightwaddo and the Missing Penny

Sherlocko the Monk: The Adventure of Tightwaddo and the Missing Penny

“It was like some strange caricature …” – The Adventure of the Priory School (PRIO) There are a few Sherlockians that might be familiar with the works of cartoonist Gus Mager. From December 9, 1910 until February 1913, Mager drew Sherlocko the Monk for the Hearst newspaper syndication group. He would draw over 270 strips under… Continue Reading