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curio

a small article valued as a collector's item, esp something fascinating or unusual
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The Gun Control Act of 1968 established a license that allows you to receive for your own use curio and relic firearms (basically, those 50 or more years old).
Their exalted collective status suggests they might have been expected to sire greater numbers of curios.
HAPPY Tracey and Peter Woolrich are delighted to be living and working in Berwick's Cafe Curio, where everything is for sale.
Tom Cawley's Curios (above right) perform at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, tonight and Tunisian singer/oud player Dhafer Yousef and Austrian electric guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel (above) play St Mary's Guildhall on Sunday.
In the booklet accompanying ``Smile,'' Wilson's resurrected rock opus, there is a picture of a display box containing curios and knickknacks - some cute, some fascinating.
But far from being limited to tacky kitsch and bizarre curios, eBay also serves as a clearinghouse for a number of useful goods, from computers to automobiles to pressure cookers.
As were those of other merchant adventurers, past and present, the collections are eccentric and intensely personal, comprising anthropological curios as well as exotic zoological specimens.
Geography has little to do with it; it's all a matter of attracting tourists to gaze out to sea at the invisible line that separates the two oceans, and sell curios, trinkets and cream scones in the process.
After moving from Los Angeles to Taos, New Mexico, Kenneth Price began a five-year project called "Happy's Curios," named for his wife.
Popular choices in decorative accessories included clocks, picture frames, candles, curios and lighting.
The wealthy displayed portraits, and some had vast libraries; many homes featured decorative objects such as religious images, landscape paintings, and curios.
The report also includes industry definition, 5-year historical trends on industry sales, establishments and employment, a breakdown of establishments, sales and employment by employee size of establishment (9 categories), and estimates on up to 10 sub-industries, including art, curios, seasonal gifts, greeting cards and gift baskets.