Today I would like to share another of the older items in the permanent collection, and much like the last exhibit, I must apologize for the condition of the item. Sliding tile puzzles are very collectible, and in good condition can get quite expensive. I am happy to have a copy of this item at all!Continue reading →
A recent post to the Harvey Comics Facebook group showing Cadbury demonstrating his fighting ability inspired me to create today’s exhibit. Long before Cadbury, Harvey Comics had pugilist Joe Palooka. And what better way to merchandise a character who is a boxer than a pair of boxing gloves?Continue reading →
Today we continue the number 888 Casper Three Dimensional Stickers from 1979. This set features Little Audrey instead of Fatso. The backing card is blue, so this is the “short blue Little Audrey” variant:
The first twelve exhibit pages have been redone using Gutenberg blocks, and their printouts have been redone as PDFs. This includes the four Richie Rich Old Timer cars by Larami, the Dimensions for Children figures, the turquoise variant of the Harvey snapback hat and the first guest post to the Harvey Mercheum, the Richie Rich Video Set by JA-RU. I think they are coming out great. Please take a moment to go revisit where it all began!
Anyone who has read anything I have written knows that I have a strong sense of personal nostalgia. Looking back at my childhood, to when I first started collecting comic books and my father reading them along with me, that was a good time in my life. I usually feel a touch of sadness while looking back, and sometimes I worry that this sadness is bad for me. Well, I need not worry, according to this post from the Spring/Summer 2019 edition of The Intelligent Collector magazine:
With all the work I have been putting into hand crafting PDF downloads for exhibit printouts, the solid white dividers I was using in my binders were starting to look a little plain. I found these Avery Print-On Dividers that work with both laser and inkjet printers and decided to give them a try. I used the template that Avery provides and the results were amazing!Continue reading →
The last of our Special Days for a while, today is International Museum Day! The theme for 2019 is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”. While I like the idea of museums serving as cultural hubs of communities, I would like to point out that public libraries can serve this roll as well, perhaps even better than museums because they do not charge admission. Regardless, I appreciate the efforts of ICOM, and encourage all of you to take a moment today to consider the role of museums in your life and your community.