Sorry for not posting last weekend, I have been very busy with work. Today things get a little interesting. We have a “long” sheet of the “Richie in pain” stickers we saw on the first of the long sheets, but with a different hanger. Gone are the part number, copyright date and Harvey Comics as the copyright holder. Also gone are any Harvey images, instead we have what appears to be two cherubs grabbing their stuffed animals and flying away as fast as they can from an amorous circus elephant. A last detail to note is that the lower sticker of Dollar the Dog is missing his dollar signs!
I cannot be sure what happened to explain this variant. Assuming someone did not put a new hanger on an old sheet of stickers, my best guess is that Harvey issued some sort of cease and desist order to the sticker manufacturer after 1980, and this is how the manufacturer used up sticker stock they had already produced.
Happy New Year from the Harvey Mercheum! Today we look at the ten most-viewed exhibits in 2020, as determined by using the “Unique Pageviews” data from Google Analytics. The results are surprisingly similar to 2019!
While researching Bunny Ball for last weekend’s exhibit, I discovered a reference on the Comic Vine website. I spent some time exploring Comic Vine, and found a number of Harvey characters. I have now gone through all the Characters Depicted archive pages and added links to the appropriate article in Comic Vine, if available. If you have any suggestions for other improvements to the archive pages, please leave a comment below, or use the Contact the Curator form!
Today we resume our look at the wide variety of pins or buttons made featuring Harvey Comics characters that we began back in 2016. It is a very exciting day, because this is our first guest contribution from new supporter of the Harvey Mercheum, Matthew Berube. It is also the first exhibit to feature Bunny Ball. Bunny was created to appeal to an older audience than Harvey’s stars Casper or Richie Rich. Bunny had a club, the Bunny Ball “In” Club (BBIC) which you could join by mail. Once joined, you would receive a button and a membership card. Here, thanks to Matthew, is the button:
Merry Christmas and Harvey Greetings from the Harvey Mercheum! Back in the first year of operation, I posted two Harvey Comics corporate greeting cards. I just received this card this week, and could not wait to share it with you! It is blank on the back, but the front is wonderfully vibrant, enjoy!
Continuing our look at the sheets of Richie Rich puffy stickers that we started over three years ago, today we have another “long” sheet. We return to the “Three Dimensional” text on the cardboard hanger, and the part number is 999, which follows from the the 888 (Casper short)/998 (Richie Rich short) part numbers.
Sorry for the lack of new exhibits lately. I have been doing some house cleaning, and made my photo studio inaccessible. I still have my flatbed scanner though, so this is the perfect time to resume our look at the sheets of Richie Rich puffy stickers that we started over three years ago!
Today is Local Comic Shop Day! It moved this year from Saturday to Wednesday, the day new comic books are typically available in stores. If your friendly local comic shop is open, please consider visiting them today!
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