I was raised in this work. I believe that long forgotten personal possessions and intimate expressions are essential to our present day understanding of social circumstances and a valuable tool to guide us in the future. 

Rare in that I am both compulsive picker and scholar, I drive the miles and dig in the attics before putting on my research and archivist hats to bring fresh historical insights and raw expressions to market. 

I took my first steps in family shops and have operated several of my own. Since I have written auction and exhibition catalogs, published solo projects and regularly exhibit at antique markets, shows and photo fairs. 

My eBay store (rarebooksandpaper) and Etsy shop (curleysden) will continue as they have 20+ years while the website showcases the BEST. Wipe your feet and come on into my very favorite gallery.