Continuing our tribute to play money and Jack Phillips, our next exhibit is the Richie Rich Money Stamper. This would allow the child to create the denominations they wanted and then play with them. I enjoyed rubber stamps, stickers and the like as a child because I did not (and still do not) have any ability to draw.
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Play money was an important part of childhood. Play money came with many games, such as Monopoly. Play money also came in sets of bills, coins or both. Playing with play money helped children learn counting, addition, subtraction, sorting/pattern matching and making change. As society continues to move toward credit cards and other electronic funds transfers, money will become a thing of the past, and play money along with it. Until then, while browsing my local dollar store looking for Casper Halloween puzzles, I saw a play money set that came in its own cash drawer!
Just finished reading a series of blog posts by Todd Klein about digital lettering in comic books. Not Harvey related, but very interesting anyway. Part one (of seven) is here:
The first is from a vendor named Sissy. She had a small stack of Casper story records and books, which I purchased. I told her about this website, and she said she had one other item that might interest me. Continue reading →
Sorry for the lack of new exhibits, one will be posted this weekend. I have been busy making enhancements to the website, including a new slideshow of featured exhibit photos on the home page and a new Google Custom Search engine. I was also away last weekend, but that did not stop me from engaging in a fierce bidding war on eBay! I am happy to report that I won several very nice items for the permanent collection. Stay tuned…