I was going to post this pin last week, but when I went to work on the post, the shared server this website resides on was having file system problems. I am becoming increasingly displeased with Arvixe, but the sad truth of the matter is that I currently do not have the time to evaluate alternatives, and to deal with whatever problems will arise from switching hosting companies. The timing was rather ironic, as my original hosting contract ends at the end of this month. I briefly considered simply letting my hosting expire. The Mercheum gets very few visitors, my posts get very few comments, and I get very little feedback and support from the community. I want to believe that I am making a valuable contribution, but the numbers do not support that belief.
I had meant to start posting these sooner, but I caught the sore throat and cold that is going around and it wiped me out. At the end of January, there was a flurry of activity on the Harvey Comics Facebook group about the various pins made featuring Harvey characters. While I had started posting about pins on National Pin-back Button Day, rather than let the wonderful submissions go by, I asked for and received permission to post the pictures as exhibits. This is why this website exists, and I feel that now, almost two years in, the Harvey Mercheum is starting to fulfill its mission.