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murff



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:30 pm    Post subject: Curta as a giveaway Reply with quote

Curta as a giveaway

Some rare Curtas are around which are used by different companies as a giveaway...

Maybe you have seen the Quick Curta (late Type I - Quick was German illustrated magazine) or this one:


[ COMPLIMENTS - GAYNOR & CO - no "CURTA" engraved on the canister ... ]

Based on my knowledge (information from the seller and from "The CURTA Collectors and Registry Page") Gaynor & Co was company related to the petroleum industry (around 1957)
- any more information?

- other samples of Curtas used as a giveaway?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How you dig this stuff up is beyond me, Murff. Well done!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm checking the public offers from time to time - this was published first at EB, was able to buy it directly from seller.

Gaynor & Co., Inc. could also have been a PR / advertising agency in New York. There are some hints around year 1955...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello murff,

I have a Curta type I that was given as a promotional gift to very good customers of the magazine "Quick". Unfortunately, I don't know how many of these Curtas there were.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146255653@N06/51271481450/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146255653@N06/51271481415/in/dateposted-public/
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555476
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I know, these QUICK Curtas are from the late 1970s series - at that time QUICK was a well-known German illustrated magazine.
They pop up from time to time, so I'm guessing maybe a quantity of 20 to 50 were made.












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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello murff,

you are right - the QUICK-Curta is the one withe the late serial number (80151).
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