Welcome To The Curios

The Curios have been gathered from near and far. They may be common-as-muck or one-of-a-kind. They may be worth a pretty penny or a dime-a-dozen. They may be horrifying, captivating, loathsome, or scintillating.

Whatever the cause of their creation, hopefully they bring enjoyment to someone out there.


15.1.12

1992 Batman Returns Trading Cards













































For some reason, I've been holding onto these Batman Returns film tie-in trading cards since they were released in 1992. I used to have quite a lot of these but the main collection is long gone and I assume these were some doubles that I had stashed away somewhere. If I recall correctly, I tried to get my mother to cash in my 'Gotham City Dollars' but she never did. If she had, maybe I'd be posting the entire collection and not just the crappy doubles. *sigh*

1.1.12

A Stag Party With Men Only, editor - R.J. Minney, published 1955, George Newnes, London.

























Here are two colour plates from a book I found some time back, entitled 'A Stag Party With Men Only', a bawdy little publication, celebrating the 'sophisticated gentleman' ethos of post-war England with a collection of saucy-but-not-vulgar tales and cartoons. To be honest, I didn't read much of it, but I always intended to. Unfortunately, it was one of the books that I had to part with before moving to the UK. I did manage to get these two scans done before that happened, though.

Judging by internet evidence, RJ Minney edited the collection, and judging by the signature, I believe the plates were painted by Bruce Minney, who doesn't appear to be a relation.