Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Some Rather Lovely Dol-Toi Dolls House Miniatures!

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:
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.


Dooger Cat said...

I had a terrible time getting my Kevin Jackson Dollhouse from Devon to the US last May (I live in Arkansas)! It got stuck at Heathrow, paperwork was messed up etc. It took almost 3 weeks to arrive after the shipment wnet out. It was terribly expensive too- It finally arrived with just a little bit of damage (to the chimney pot and lighting in the 'great hall.' Good luck with your endeavour! It was worth the aggravation though-I just adore it!

KT Miniatures said...

Hi Dooger Cat. Oh dear, poor you. I think your experience is quite common in shipping out a dolls house to the States. However, with this carrier we are trying out...am hopeful. Glad to hear you are now enjoying your Kevin Jackson house!!! I have still got everything crossed for our little treasures!Celia

Giac said...

Hello Celia,
I love your blog! It';s great to know what is going on in our mini wolrd and you always have great information and wonderful pictures. I've learned a lot about our hobby on this blog.
Big hug,

KT Miniatures said...

Hi Giac.......thank you for your kind words!! Glad you are enjoying KT Miniatures Journal!!! Celia

Rick said...

I hope those houses arrive safely and undamaged! So many times I've been tempted by some of the wonderful ones that you have for sale, but too worried about the shipping aspect.

KT Miniatures said...

Yep...so do I Rick. I will let you all know if these two houses arrive safe and sound..........Celia