Time for Frank and his Friend (1979 Ringer Publishing) $11.95 and Frank and his Friened - Special Collector's Edition Vol.1 $7.95 (2013 Ringer Publishing) by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley, Spaceman Jax comic book - Through the Mantagon Minefield (Pre-Orders $3.95) to be released on October 15 sneack preview at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Spaceman Jax comic book - Through the Mantagon Minefield - by Ringer Comics - Curio & Co. Curio and Co. www.curioandco.com €11.95 The Musterberg Tarot of Curio & Co. - The 79-card deck for game and cartomancy - ideal for collectors - €49.95 Frank and his Friend Collector's Edition - Vol.1 by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley - Curio & Co.
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Frank and his Friend - Time for Frank and His Friend - Book cover - 1979 Ringer Publishing Paperbacks - Frank held up by the kid hosing water under him - comic strip - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Time for Frank and His Friend

Frank and his Friend

It’s January 1979 and Ringer Publishing Paperbacks releases Time for Frank and His Friend, the first collection of Dooley’s comic not tied to his newspaper work.  The content is completely new – not just a collection of previously printed strips...

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, Jul 29, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

The History of Tarot

 Curio & Co. looks at the mysterious history of tarot cards, from European card game to fortune telling in the occult. Image of Musterberg deck of tarot cards, courtesy Curio and co. www.curioandco.com

Card reading (for fun and profit) has a long history, but maybe not as long as you think.

The Pennyland Handbook of Cartomancy that was given to the amusement park employees at the fortune teller tent instructed staff to “Explain that this deck has been passed down from seer to seer since ancient Egypt… and was given to you by an Ancient Swami, Wandering Gypsy or Exalted Mystic from somewhere in the near or far east.” However they also told staff to “be sure to open any new packs behind the tent,” since it was clear their decks didn’t date to Ancient Egypt. The amusement park even sold the cards in their gift shop which doesn’t really follow the ancient tradition of passing them down from seer to seer (although it does follow the ancient...


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Spaceman Jax - Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961 - pin with bronze finish in package  - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961

Spaceman Jax

Are you an official Space Cadet? For a period in the early 1960s, Spaceman Jax was part of a balanced breakfast for kids everywhere.  The show was sponsored by Sunington Morn Breakfast Cereals, and merchandise for Spaceman Jax and the Galactic Adventures hit supermarket shelves even before the first episode hit the airwaves.  But whether kids saw him first on TV or a cereal box, Spaceman Jax – the “hero with a heart of gold, and the intellect of a Ploridian Lunar Beast” – won a legion of fans.  These die-struck pins are exact replicas of the original fan club pins released in 1961.  And thanks to Curio & Co., you don’t have to collect box tops to get them!    Details  Year: 2011 (based on the original released in...

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Finding Frank and his Friend

Previously unpublished works by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley

It was easy to love Frank and his Friend, with its ice cream smudged logic and playful escapism. The characters charmed their way into our hearts and influenced countless cartoonists. These 52 never-before-seen images provide a glimpse into the development of one of the most enduring comics and allow us to meet Frank and his Friend all over again. 

The images, dating from the comic’s early years, were lost after Dooley’s untimely death in 1984.  These drawings and illustrations, seen for the first time in over 30 years, reveal much of the journey Dooley took in creating our favorite...

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Oberpfaffendorfer - OJ Nectar - Vintage poster ad with bird drinking orange juice (circa 1910's) - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com}

OJ Nectar

Oberpfaffendorfer

The first thing you want to do when you move in to a new place is get something up on the walls. You’ll feel at home that way with something cheerful to look at, and it will make the colossal...

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, Jul 22, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

Bringing back postcards

 Curio & Co. considers the lost art of mailing postcards. Image of various postcards we've received at the Curio & Co. office. www.curioandco.com

Nothing says vacation like a “Wish you Were Here” postcard to friends or family.

Margie has a wall of postcards behind her desk that is the envy of all the office. She has a lot of pen pals and they dutifully exchange postcards on a regular basis.

Wherever she goes, even if it’s just a day trip, Margie sends postcards back to friends, family, and all of us left at the office. And I don’t mean one general postcard to the office to make us all envious. I mean to all of us at home. I’m pretty sure that if...

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Bunchy - They All Want... Bunchy - Illustrated vintage magazine ad of open Bunchy Cola, multiple bottle caps and bottle opener (circa 1950's) - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

They All Want... Bunchy

Bunchy

When my Mom was little, they kept all of their Bunchy bottle caps in an old coffee can. They used them for checkers and poker and hundreds of rainy day projects. At some point, they had to expand the collection...

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Cudworth-Hooper - Gadabout TM-1050 Time Machine Manual - Vintage user's manual for time travel machine (circa 1950's) - mid century design - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Gadabout TM-1050 Time Machine Manual

Cudworth-Hooper

“There’s no time like the present,” goes the old expression.  And with a time machine, all times can be the present! This instruction book, the Cudworth-Hooper Owner’s Manual: Operation and Maintenance for the Gadabout TM 1050, is truly one-of-a-kind. According...

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Spaceman Jax - “One Starry Day” -  Jim Dewicky - animation production drawing - Jax run - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

“One Starry Day”

Spaceman Jax

This original production drawing by Jim Dewicky is from the season two episode “One Starry Day”. This rare piece of production artwork is stamped with the PUD Film company logo and an archival number from the Archival Department of PUD...

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, Jul 15, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

Old, older, oldest

When recreating an object that has had many different lives, you have to ask yourself: Which history do you want?

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, Jul 08, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

Collecting animated history

Cartoons may have been thought of as entertainment for little kids, but selling animation art is all grown up.

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, Jul 03, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

Comic-Con 2015: Where to find us

Going to Comic-Con this year? Stop by and say hello!

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, Jun 30, 2015
by Ned Wazowski

New Product release

What does the future hold for you? Turns out, we know!