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  1. #21
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    I would take out an ad in a miniatures magazine ... is Dollhouse Miniatures still around ?

    Or, post it on a miniatures forum, or even post this question over there.

    Edited to add : yes, they are still around

    http://www.dhminiatures.com/

    I would not sell it on ebay or on Craigslist.



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    No help here either, but just wanted to say how lovely it is! If I had the money lying around, I'd be all over something like that. I have always loved miniatures. I'm sure you'll have no trouble selling it once you find the right market; it's amazing!



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    Here in Niagara we had the Mildred Mahoney doll house museum, which was unfortunately auctioned not all that long ago. You might be able to use that as a starting point for some google searches...Plato Auctions sold the dollhouses and fittings.
    here are some links to help you get started!
    http://www.platoauctions.com/Aug%2014,%202010.html
    http://www.neviews.ca/Samples/13%20mahoney.pdf
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    It's lovely and very unique, though in my mind something that is 50 years old is not really an "antique." Collectible maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeThbd View Post
    Here in Niagara we had the Mildred Mahoney doll house museum, which was unfortunately auctioned not all that long ago. You might be able to use that as a starting point for some google searches...Plato Auctions sold the dollhouses and fittings.
    here are some links to help you get started!
    http://www.platoauctions.com/Aug%2014,%202010.html
    http://www.neviews.ca/Samples/13%20mahoney.pdf
    Wow, that is some beautiful and elaborate stuff! Thanks for linking me

    BEARCAT, yes--agree, and I thought about that, but didn't know how else? to describe it. It's a little on the "young side" for an antique (though *I* am over 50, and FEEL like an antique most days ) but OTOH it's not a modern pre-fab dollhouse from a kit type thing either. "Collectible" is good, but do you describe it as a collectible dollhouse? A "collector's item dollhouse"? I struggle with the verbiage!
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    Doolittle, there's a museum in Rochester NY [The Strong Museum of Play? Something like that] that has the Margeret Woodbury Strong toy collection. They may have a curator who can help you or knows someone who could help you with a price and how to market this.
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    Thanks, Angela--these are all great leads to follow up on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by betsyk View Post
    It's beautiful! My friend's mom collected miniatures during that era and when they cleaned out her house, they had several complete dollhouses that they practically gave away to strangers - sadly for them, because they knew how much love she had put into them and wished they could have "gone to a good home."

    Which leads me to - we are helping my mom move to assisted living and have entire storage lockers full of stuff she believes has more value than the local auction/appraisal people will give her. She and my brother have a big plan for selling things on ebay... I'm staying out of it. BUT, in the various bags and boxes of things was a complete, hand stitched quilt top that we guess was made in the 1930's or 40's (maybe even older than that) out of all new material, still in good shape. Long story short, the mom of a girl I went to high school with is a serious, serious quilter. I dropped it off at her house yesterday with a note saying essentially, "we just want this to go to someone who will appreciate it rather than sending it to goodwill." Her mom called my mom and they visited for about 2 hours last night, after not running into each other for the past 25 years. One quilt = two happy old ladies. I have no idea if she'll finish it or pass it along, or what it's actually worth - she hinted that it might have some value - but I don't care at this point.

    Maybe your dollhouse will find its way to someone who's up for some good karma. :-)
    I took a quilt top to Antiques Roadshow 2 years ago that was around that age, maybe a bit older, they said about $100. So worth something, but not a lot.

    That doll house is fantastic!



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