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Thread #140865   Message #3241537
Posted By: MGM·Lion
19-Oct-11 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: RE: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
...and of course a marine-store shop could have provided a fine front for fencing.

& Solomon had a shopkeeper-front also ~~ obviously every fence had to have an ostensible way of making a living as a front ~ he wasn't going to answer a question as to what he did for a living with "Oh, I'm a receiver of stolen goods, dontcha know!", was he?

Wiki says:"Ikey Solomon first had a shop in Brighton, but later opened what was ostensibly a jeweller's shop in Bell Lane, London, in the vicinity of Petticoat Lane. (This business has also been described as a pawn shop.)"