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.


'Greek' Adult Party Drinks Coasters

My first Curio purchase during my European jaunt was one of the best kind: totally unexpected, affordable, and fun.

Bought from a stall in the Spitalfields Antique Markets, held every Thursday. The woman who sold them to me was hilarious and friendly, and she remarked on the sauciness of the coasters, and the appropriateness of having them on the dinner table while Nana visits for Sunday Roast.

Unfortunately, I don't have much in the way of details of the coasters, apart from the fact that they're just over 3" across, ceramic with a paper base, and they came in a hard brown plastic caddy. I found a similar set on Ebay, very similar in appearance, but with Grecian non-sexual fresco-type motifs, with the exact same caddy. The seller doesn't appear to have had any more luck finding any info on their production, and simply states: "Set of 6 with original holder....looks to be 1960's vintage." (see below for comparison shot)

(above: similar set of coasters for sale on Ebay for comparison)

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