Happy New Year from the Harvey Mercheum! My sincerest wish for the coming year is that more of you, my fellow Harvey fans, join me on this journey to explore the vast world of Harvey Comics merchandise. Remember, if you have anything you would like to see featured, use the Contact the Curator form to let me know about it!
Matchbooks are excellent promotional items, and are highly collectible. My father collected matchbooks, mostly of restaurants. The excellent collectibles website, Collectors Weekly, has a nice article on vintage matchbooks here:
I would like to take a moment to thank Diversions of the Groovy Kind for adding the Harvey Mercheum to their “Mind-Blowing Blogs” roll! Take a moment this holiday weekend to head over there!
The Harvey Mercheum Gift Shop is powered by Zazzle, so any specials Zazzle runs apply to Harvey Mercheum merchandise. Zazzle is currently offering 50% off t-shirts, which is the biggest discount I have seen offered. Use code LITTLEGIFT4U at checkout:
They say the quickest way to get comments on the Internet is to misspell a word. We will see if that is true. In this case, the misspelling is intentional, and it is not mine.
There are several items in the Harvey Mercheum permanent collection which are not merchandise, but which I want to share anyway. Several of these items are bits of Harvey corporate culture, which would not have been available to the general public but which have found their way into the collectibles marketplace. I shall present these items as posts but not exhibits.