A Diamond in a Banana
Marvo the Magician finds a diamond in a banana!
For Victory. Even children could help out. A tiny part of World War 2 History.
Yesterday we found a Wonder Woman comic book in the attic, a re-print of the very first issue published in 1942. On the back we, at Mimi Berlin, noticed something we had never seen or had heard of before: United States savings bonds and stamps……
Based on the aggressive and successful Liberty Bonds campaign of World War I, the WWII war bonds program inspired 85 million Americans to purchase bonds and raise $185 billion for the war effort. Similar to modern-day government savings bonds, they gave a percentage of return over the initial investment 10 years after purchase. This war defense bond was purchased for $37.50 in 1942 and could eventually be cashed in for $50.
“Comic books published throughout the war heavily encouraged the purchase of bonds and stamps through endorsement by their characters”
“Of course, comics were a considerable part of the war bond campaign. Cartoonist Al Capp’s “Li’l Abner” comic-strip characters promoted both the patriotism and practicality of purchasing bonds — not to mention appealing to a soldier’s libido with Capp’s curvaceous hillbilly sweetheart Daisy Mae as a pin-up girl.”
“Comic books published throughout the war heavily encouraged the purchase of bonds and stamps through endorsement by their characters” (via/read more at 13thdimension.com)
$1,00 treasures from the attic
(images mimi berlin)
Famous 1st edition / Limited collectors’ blue ribbon series! / The line of DC Super-stars/ a complete 64 page issue containing all new never before published adventures of wonder woman. Famous First Edition. Vol. 2 F-6, Apr-May 1975. Published bi-monthly by National Periodical publications ltd.
Tonight we’ll break our brains over which action figure dances the best…but of course they are all MARVEllous!!!!!
This “bleeding heart sculpture” is the work of Pictoplasma Academy Alumnus Garry Buckley. It was on exhibit at the Picoplasma Festival: The world’s leading and largest Festival of contemporary character culture 2015. We missed that this year, next year we plan to join the festival!
Force rose etc. by Soasig Chamaillard, 2012 (image courtesy of the artist.)
Soasig Chamaillard creates new kinds of Maria statues by altering found ones. Above our favorite ones! Aren’t they Fun?! They are 41 cm high and come as a group. Information on price and availability of the statues can be found at Galerie Caroline Tresca. The workproces vcan be followed here; chamailleries.blogspot.fr