Last time, we looked at the first of the Wonder Books guest exhibits contributed by Rick Beckham, book 759 “Little Audrey and the Moon Lady”. Also in 1960, Wonder Books published book 761 “Casper the Friendly Ghost“, which I do not currently have. Then, in 1961, Wonder Books published book 787 “Baby Huey“, which is today’s exhibit, and book 788 “Herman and Katnip” which I do not currently have.
I caught a cold while on my vacation, and I am having a terrible time trying to recover from it. I am really excited about the next group of items that Rick Beckham submitted as guest exhibits though, and so here is the first exhibit for October.Continue reading →
Long before Harvey Comics partnered with PolyGram to produce records, Harvey made their own. With lyrics composed by their own Sid Jacobson along with Jimmy Krondes, performed by “The Comix”, and copyrighted “Harvey Music, Inc.”, the songs were pressed into 45rpm records copyrighted “Harvey Records, Inc.” There were ads in the comic books you could cut the coupon out of and mail away for a set of five records (one song each side, so ten songs total), you can see one here.Continue reading →
So, some good news and some bad news today. The bad news is that yesterday morning I dismantled the second public display of part of the Harvey Mercheum permanent collection. It was on display at the main branch of the Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) for the month of August. I am very grateful to the library for allowing me to share my collection with the public, and hope to do so again.Continue reading →
The weather took a decidedly autumnal turn this weekend, and it got me thinking ahead to Halloween. I believe it was the local Dollar Tree stores that had “Casper Show Your Glow!” products out for Halloween several years ago. I have a couple of puzzles from the line, and have seen a number of other products. Today we have a rack toy with eight different safety buttons. It is complete, but in rather poor shape, apologies. The interesting thing about this exhibit is that one of the buttons features Spooky‘s girlfriend Pearl. I have not seen any other bit of Harveyana depicting her.
View the exhibit:
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: