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The Bank of Cumberland Elevener Fan Art

The Bank of Cumberland Elevener Fan Art

“But at length some sense came back to their crazed minds …”

– The Hound of The Baskervilles (HOUN)

Back in November 2015, we posted Can Anyone Lend Me A Benner? that featured fan art that was replacing Jane Austen on the (then) soon-to-be-issued ten pound note with Benedict Cumberbatch.

When the Bank of England announced their plans, in early 2014, to place the portrait of Jane Austen on the ten pound note, almost everybody voiced an opinion of who they would like to see on a bank note. One of those commentators was Hugh Laurie, who tweeted out his thoughts and suggested Cumberbatch be featured on a brand new denomination – 11 pounds.

The Bank of Cumberland 11 Pound Bank Note Fan Art ~ Tumblr:enerJax

Laurie’s tweet apparently inspired one creative person, a Tumblr user with the handle of enerJax to create the “elevener” for the Bank of Cumberland. Jackie describes herself as a “avid Cumberbunny.” You can see her original post HERE and if you like her design work, fell free to check out her online shops: Storenvy, Society6 and RedBubble.

It should be noted that Hugh Laurie has a few Sherlockian connections of his own. Back in 2002, Laurie portrayed Holmes in an 8-part radio broadcast of the Hound of the Baskervilles for the BBC. He will be portraying Mycroft Holmes in the upcoming Holmes and Watson comedy film being released this December. From 2004-2012, Laurie was Dr. Gregory House in the Fox television series, House, M.D., a character that had more than a passing resemblance to the famous consulting detective. The series would also feature references to various characters and stories from the original Canon.

Sherlock Hound – The Sovereign Gold Coins (1985)

Sherlock Hound – The Sovereign Gold Coins (1985)

“Holmes held up a sovereign.” – The Adventure of the Priory School (PRIO) Between November 6, 1984 and May 21, 1985, 26 episodes of the animated series Sherlock Hound aired in Japan. Based on the Sherlock Holmes stories, the characters were portrayed by anthropormorphic dogs. Sherlock Hound was the title given to the series when syndicated in the United… Continue Reading

Sherlocko the Monk: The Great Post-Office Mystery; or, Why the Check Was Not Received

Sherlocko the Monk: The Great Post-Office Mystery; or, Why the Check Was Not Received

“We pulled up at the Great Peter Street post-office …” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) 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  Great Post-Office Mystery; or,… Continue Reading

A Few Covers of the Sherlock: The Blind Banker Comic Book Series

A Few Covers of the Sherlock: The Blind Banker Comic Book Series

“… I have been over the drawings again …” – The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (BRUC) In 2012n, the Japanese company of Kadokawa Comics produced a series of manga graphic novels, or comic books, based on the first season of the BBC television series Sherlock. Beginning in 2016, there was an English version printed by Titan Comics. Beginning in… Continue Reading

From Watson’s Tin Box: Shoscombe Old Place

From Watson’s Tin Box: Shoscombe Old Place

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a few… Continue Reading

Christopher Morley Numismatica (And More) at Haverford College

Christopher Morley Numismatica (And More) at Haverford College

“… for which he is remarkable …” -The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA) On Saturday, October 24, 2014, Mycroft’s League of Philadelphia and the Grillparzer Club of the Hoboken Free State held a joint meeting to tour Haverford College’s collection of items relating to Christopher Morley, the founder of the Baker Street Irregulars. Given our recent… Continue Reading

Medals of Haverford College

Medals of Haverford College

“During my school-days…” – The Adventure of the Naval Treaty Many are aware of the Sherlockian tie-ins to Haverford College. Christopher Morley, founder of the Baker Street Irregulars was born at Haverford while his father taught mathematics there. Morley, along with his brothers Frank and Felix, would all later graduate from the College. Felix would later… Continue Reading

Transcript of 3GAR Segment of Sherlock’s The Final Problem Episode

Transcript of 3GAR Segment of Sherlock’s The Final Problem Episode

“… an interesting story to tell…” – The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger (VEIL) In addition to the numismatics of Sherlock Holmes, we do like to celebrate items that relate to our namesake story, The Adventure of the Three Garridebs. In this post, we will feature a transcription of The Final Problem, the third episode of… Continue Reading

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke on a Phone Card

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke on a Phone Card

“Thanks to the telephone…” – The Adenture of the Retired Colourman (RETI) Many of the visitors to this website probably recall the days when pay phones were a common site when walking down a city sidewalk or inside a hotel lobby. You would drop a few coins into the phone, dial the number and make… Continue Reading

Faces of Holmes: Clive Brook

Faces of Holmes: Clive Brook

“When an actor…” – The Man with the Twisted Lip (TWIS)   Clifford “Clive” Hardman Brook was born in London on June 1, 1887 – 17 November 1974 and would portray Sherlock Holmes in three movies. From the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: Maybe because he was British, Clive Brook was one of the stars of the… Continue Reading