It seems that while I was busy redoing my home office, I forgot to acknowledge World Wide Web Day, sorry about that! My home office is shaping up nicely, time to put it to work and resume our retrospective! Today we have three new Jigidi puzzles, finishing the guest exhibits contributed by Rick Beckham. This brings our retrospective into 2020, enjoy!
Sorry for not posting last weekend, I bought myself a new desk and spent the weekend reorganizing my home office. Before I got going on that project, I read an updated post on the Search Engine Journal about 21 Web Directories That Still Have Value. I was glad to see mentions of AboutUs and Blogarama. After reading this post, I decided to withdraw the Harvey Mercheum from bloglovin’. Their logo has been removed from the “Follow the Mercheum” section of the right navigation bar. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
The sizing is a little different than Zoom, so I created an “Explosion of Merchandise” background just for Teams. I have added a link to the image to the “Downloads” section of the left navigation bar, and here it is below:
Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! Today we celebrate with two Jigidi puzzles of books contributed by Rick Beckham as guest exhibits. The books feature cartoons of Harvey’s G.I., Sad Sack, enjoy!
The seventh year of operation for the Harvey Mercheum website is not off to a great start. It has been a month since I posted an exhibit, and that exhibit was the first for the operational year. At least today’s exhibit is a good one, still sealed in box and unpunched from 1962! And like the last exhibit, the Wendy doll, it was made by a company we have not seen before, Giant Plastics Corp. I present to you the Casper Cartoon Viewer:
No new exhibit this weekend, sorry! I spent what time I had to work on the Mercheum working on the long neglected Gift Shop, powered by Zazzle. All products have been updated as “v.2”, with the URL updated to show “https://” instead of “http://”. In addition, I created a totally new logo polo shirt! I will be ordering one of these for myself as soon as possible, I suggest you do the same!
Are there any other products Zazzle offers that you would like to see emblazoned with the Harvey Mercheum logo, or the “Explosion of Merchandise” image? Let me know in the comments below, or use the Contact the Curator form!
Today we have photos of four very neat plastic drink cups provided by Paul Merolle. I really wanted to make these exhibits, but Paul says he is not sure they were ever produced, so I am counting them as prototypes and sharing them with you, my readers, as a Harvey corporate post. Paul says they are from the 1970’s, and were made for a chain of convenience stores called UtoteM. He thinks they were made by the same company that made promotional Slurpee cups for 7-Eleven. Long-time readers of the Mercheum blog know that 7-Eleven is near and dear to my heart, because in the early 1980’s, my father and I used to walk to our local 7-Eleven at least once a week to see if any new Richie Rich comics had come out.