I saw a post on Facebook the other day about decluttering your WordPress blog, and it reminded me that I have never cleaned this website‘s database. I have now performed two checks and two cleans, two from WordPress plugins and two from cPanel. Everything seems to have worked correctly, with the result being that the MySQL database went from about twelve megabytes to under six.
If you notice anything missing, or not working correctly, please comment below, use the Contact the Curator form, or post to the Harvey Mercheum Facebook page to let me know. Also feel free to contact me if you would like more information on what the four steps I performed were.
Continuing the “Casper 4 Jigsaw Puzzles”, today we have Nightmare the Galloping Ghost. Notice that the UPC is on the back of this puzzle, it is on the front of the Ghostly Trio variant. They both claim to have been made in Hong Kong. Different factories? Different presses at the same factory? There is no way to know. In any case, JA-RU used the same part number and same UPC for all of the variants.
This would be a particularly appropriate day to visit the World Wide Web Foundation, and learn about how they are working for a world where everyone has the same rights and opportunities online.
While Antique Trader usually deals with things much older and more valuable than the Harvey merchandise featured here at the Harvey Mercheum, last week Antoinette Rahn published an article about toys. In “Celebrating six playthings turning 60”, Toni lists six toys that hit the market in 1957. As I just took a step closer to my 50th birthday last week, it is interesting to me to see toys like Wham-O’s Frisbee and realize they have not been around much longer than me.
I am a little backlogged with the JA-RU rack toys. Until I can get things sorted out, here is a Larami rack toy Jigidi puzzle:
To see all of the Harvey Mercheum puzzles, use the “New Puzzle” post category on this website:
or visit the HMCurator creator page on Jigidi:
Continuing the push to exhibit one hundred, I have decided to resume my focus on the wonderful rack toys from JA-RU. Today we have a special exhibit, because in addition to having the toy sealed, I also have some of the bills loose. I do not know if I have every denomination contained in the set, nor do I know how many of each denomination are included. I have included scans of the seven different bills I have. The image is the same front and back. The paper the bills are printed on is very thin, so there is some image bleed on the scans of the bills, sorry. If you do decide to print them, the bills are two and one-half inches high by six inches wide (2.5″H x 6″W). The scans are correctly sized, so turn off scaling or set scaling to 100%.