Listing has begun of Marion Osborne's Dol-Toi Collection (see previous post).
These lovely items seen in the photo above went up for sale over the weekend....some have already been sold....sorry. I meant to put a posting on here before now but you know how it is.....there are not enough hours in the day sometimes!!
The gorgeous lamp, candlestick, fish bowl and jug/tumbler from this photo of glassware have already been listed and sold over the weekend however the other items will be gradually listed over the next couple of days.
This amazing glass syphon with inner glass tube inside plus this pretty jug with green handle, are now available.
These above are about to go up for sale over the next couple of days too....some are already listed such as these rare food cards.
Marion's collection amassed over many years is massive and I've never seen so many variations of pianos, chairs, cookers, etc......all in one place. and am overwhelmed with them all....(I'm afraid I have reverted back to my childhood and just couldn't resist opening doors, pulling out drawers and frying eggs on the 1940s cooker-you know how it is)! This very serious art of playing takes time you know and helps in one's social, emotional, intellectual and physical development!! Hahaha...sorry, my nursery nursing training of over 30 years ago just popped up to the surface there......I digress.
In realistic terms....I simply cannot put up for sale 15 diffent pianos, 20 different cookers, 30 different wardrobes etc. all at the same time, so have decided to randomly choose a mixed bag of items every so often to list. Some will be rare, some not so rare. I hope to highlight some of the more unusual items on this Journal from time to time. Obviously I do have other items for other antique and vintage sections to list too. To view the Vintage 1/16th Dol-Toi page, please click on the following link:
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Ok....it is holding my breath and keeping fingers & everything else crossed time.
A lovely intrepid lady from the US who fell in love with two of my dolls houses, has spent a considerable amount of time (and money) in finding a suitable carrier who would ship out to the US. I have had such terrible problems in the past shipping dolls houses overseas that I took the decision a long while ago to put a complete stop on KT Miniatures shipping these large and fragile beauties outside of the UK. My nerves couldn't stand it - or my bank account - insurance was a joke! If this courier does a good job (they have offices in UK & USA) then this could offer an opportunity for those of you who wish to ship a dolls house (or two) overseas. They are expensive but if they do the job well then surely it is worth it. I would be fibbing if I said that I did not feel a tad nervous as their van pulled out of my driveway this morning with two houses inside. So we shall see.
So watch this space...........I will let you know.