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!
It’s been a while since I posted any ephemera from the Harvey Comics corporate offices. Today I would like to share a postcard, sent from Circulation Director Allen Hardy to their wholesalers, saying that Harvey is going to prepare birthday and anniversary cards for them. I wonder if these cards were ever made. If so, I would love to document them here on the Harvey Mercheum. If you have any information on these cards, please leave a comment below, or use the Contact the Curator form.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
I would like to take a moment to welcome the newest supporter of the Harvey Mercheum website, Paul Merolle! He is a long time fan of Harvey Comics, with a special interest in character glassware. You see, Paul is President of PopFun Merchandising, LLC, the company that brought us the wonderful Harvey Toon Tumblers, and continues to make Toon Tumblers for the remaining comic publishers.Continue reading →
After submitting so many wonderful guest exhibits, Rick Beckham then started going through his comic book collection, looking for advertisements for Harvey merchandise. Starting in 1956, he worked forward until he found these three from February of 1959:Continue reading →
Sorry for not posting last weekend, I was working on the Harvey Mercheum exhibit pages. I have now completed converting the 2015 exhibits to Gutenberg blocks and printouts to PDFs. I still have to combine all of these PDFs into a 2015 Exhibit Guide.Continue reading →
Well, I did it again. I was planning a big exhibit for this weekend to celebrate the 125th item posted. Then I reviewed my notes, and realized I had only counted one of the two Little Lotta Mini-maquettes. This means that the Artist Proof of the Richie Rich Mini-maquette was actually the 125th exhibit. I am actually rather happy that this great exhibit ended up being an important milestone, I just wish I had acknowledged it.Continue reading →
I frequently feel like running the Harvey Mercheum is a lot like juggling, trying to keep many balls in the air at once. It turns out that I am a terrible juggler. It has been almost three years since I last did a “Harvey corporate” post! I really must apologize. Today we go from the cut-and-pasted mock-up of an advertisement for Little Audrey to some slick advertising pages Classic Media did for their characters back in 2004:Continue reading →