Curio & Co. understands collecting and collectors. Each of us can recall that first childhood treasure – a smashed penny, a toy from the bottom of the cereal box, a rubber band with “You’re the bestest” written on it by Jenny McKenzie – and we remember feeling “this is so special that I have to keep it forever.” So we did.
We know that memories have powers so strong they can take you back to a specific time and place in your life that you can live over and over again. And sharing those memories with others can be just as powerful. Mr. Druthers remembers his Great Grandfather – who worked at Curio & Co. side by side with his father – bringing out a collection of matchbooks collected from travels around the world. “Listening to his stories of those matchbooks; well I was right there with him…in places I’d never even seen.”
All of us at Curio & Co. are honored to help you build your collection of memories – to rediscover your own childhood treasures and share in some of our favorite memories of places you might not have seen yet.
Mr. Druthers continues to uphold the family traditions of excellence and dedication to high-quality merchandise and that have made Curio & Co. great for the past four generations.
Margie really runs the show around here, and we just couldn’t manage anything without her. And we’re not just saying that because she’s looking over our shoulder right now as we write this. Honestly.
Head of Acquisitions
Jay’s work tracking down all of our one-of-a-kind collectibles brings him to some unusual places (with unusual expense reports), but buying Rex Ensemble tour posters for a living? Lucky devil.
Head of Archives
Louis and his team in Archives and Restoration ensure that the next generation gets the same chance to drool over Darnell Duffy’s work or hold a Star Cowboy Blaster in their hands. (Louis would prefer gloved hands, but we just can’t help it.)
Head of Sales
Shirley’s job is both the most exciting, and the hardest. Bringing you the coolest products from entertainment memorabilia makes us so happy. But letting go of it is really difficult.
This giclée of the 1986 Roger Believe cover of First Flight (Primo Volo) is part...
Sunday, May 01, 2016
by Ned Wazowski
We’re off and running!
We launched our first Kickstarter campaign on Friday and it looks like we’re off to a great start. Within just a few hours we’d been selected by Kickstarter for a ‘Project We Love’ badge and we woke on Saturday to find that our project had been chosen as the featured project for the comics section! On top of all that, our project got a shout-out from Mythbusters’ own Adam Savage – a guy who really knows design, robots and fun pop culture when he sees it!
All of this is so thrilling because we can’t wait to get this new project out of the vault.
AZR-0: Robots in the Wild is the journal of robologist Verdie Z. Goodsey from her field study to observe the elusive AZR robots in their natural habitat. The journal – over 120 pages long – includes her meticulous, and beautiful, illustrations of the robots she encountered, not to mention the breathtaking views of her journey. And her amusing observations shed light not just on the field of robo-behavioralism, but on the very nature of communication itself. Whether you’re a connoisseur of art, science, or just a cracking good adventure, you’re going to love this book.
Bringing these artifacts out of the vault requires a lot of support, and we’re excited to connect with so many through Kickstarter who can help. As one of the largest crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter helps small projects like ours find backers around the world. And Kickstarter is known for their focus on creativity – which makes it such a great fit for Curio & Co.
Using Kickstarter, Curio & Co. can build a larger crowd, each of whom can make a small contribution to our overall project goal. The campaigns are all or nothing – no money is charged unless we make our goal. We’ve set up lots of reward levels to offer great Kickstarter-exclusive goodies in addition to the book, and if our project gets funded quickly we can add additional stretch goals to make the project even better.
Ready to get involved?
- Visit our Kickstarter page and press the green button in the top right corner that says “Back this Project.
- The next page will ask for the pledge amount/reward level you want.
- The following page will ask you to sign in to Kickstarter either by creating an account (name and email only) or using Facebook.
- Then, the final page will ask you to enter your credit card details and billing address – but remember: nothing will be charged unless we meet our goal by May 27th.
After that, please share the project with others to help us build a crowd big enough to bring this project to print. Your help will make it possible!
Did you know? The first kick-start was patented in 1908 for a 450 cc two-stroke twin-cylinder water-cooled motorcycle, manufactured by the Scott Motorcycle Company in the UK.