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LITERATURE IN MINIATURE

 

Museum quality miniatures for connoisseur collectors

 

 

 

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Toys and Games 

 

Dolls house toy

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Victorian Block Puzzle

Lovely miniature reproduction of a Victorian block puzzle.  There are six puzzles based on biblical stories.  Each side of twenty individual wooden blocks has part of a picture and by turning the blocks over they create a picture.  Six picture cards of the full picture are also included.  They all fit neatly into a lidded cardboard box.  In the nineteenth century, children were only allowed to play with religious toys on a Sunday.

This is amazing as the puzzles can actually be completed just like the real thing.  This was the forerunner to the jigsaw puzzle.

Size of box 1.4" long x1.1" wide x 0.3" deep.

16.50
String puppet for the dolls house

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String Puppet - Golly

Miniature working string puppet of a Golly.  This is made from pewter and meticulously hand painted.  He is articulated and his arms and legs actually move.  He has a wooden hanger and a woolley head. The golly first appeared in a story called The Adventures of two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg in 1895.  He comes in a miniature box.

Size of actual puppet (not including the strings) 1.75" high.

35.00
String puppet for the dolls house

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String Puppet - Pinocchio

Miniature working string puppet of Pinocchio.  This is made from pewter and meticulously hand painted.  He is articulated and his arms and legs actually move.  He has a wooden hanger.  Pinocchio first appeared in a story called The Adventures of Pinocchio in 1883.  He comes in a custom made box.

Size of actual puppet (not including the strings) 1.6" high.

35.00
String puppet for the dolls house

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String Puppet - Sailor

Miniature working string puppet of a Sailor doll.  This is made from pewter and meticulously hand painted.  He is articulated and his arms and legs actually move.  He has a wooden hanger.  He comes in a custom made box.

Size of actual puppet (not including the strings) 1.6" high.

35.00
Noah's Ark for the dolls house

Noah's Ark for the dolls house

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Noah's Ark

Hand painted pewter model of Noah's Ark complete with the animals, Noah and his wife.  In Victorian times, children were only allowed to play with religious toys on Sundays.  So this toy would have been kept for playing with on a Sunday.  All of the animals have been meticulously hand painted.  Animals included are lions, giraffes, elephants, pigs, cows, sheep, peacocks and doves plus Mr and Mrs Noah.

Choose from the Victorian brown and green colour scheme or the primary coloured red, yellow and blue.

Size: Ark is 1.75" long x 1.25"high.

45.00
Ark Colour
Toy soldiers for the dolls house

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Toy Soldiers

Box of hand painted metal toy soldiers.  These soldiers are suitable for the dolls house nursery or a dolls house toy shop.  They have been stitched into the box but can be taken out of the box and displayed on the nursery floor.  There are six infantry soldiers and one colour sergeant.  

Size:  The foot soldiers are 0.75" high and the colour sergeant with flag is 1.25" high.  The box is 2.25" x 1.75 x 0.25 deep.

 

 

15.50

Dollshouse toy soldiers

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Toy Soldiers with Officer

Box of hand painted metal toy soldiers.  These soldiers are suitable for the dolls house nursery or a dolls house toy shop.  They have been stitched into the box but can be taken out of the box and displayed on the nursery floor.  There is an officer with a horse and 3 infantry soldiers.  

Size:  The foot soldiers are 0.75" high and the horse is 0.75" high without the rider.  The box is 2.25" x 1.75 x 0.25 deep.

14.50
Dollshouse toy soldiers

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Toy Soldiers with Drummer

Box of hand painted metal toy soldiers.  These soldiers are suitable for the dolls house nursery or a dolls house toy shop.  They have been stitched into the box but can be taken out of the box and displayed on the nursery floor.  There are two riflemen, one drummer, one officer and one horse.  

Size:  The riflemen are 0.75" high and the horse is 0.75" high without the rider.  The box is 2.25" x 1.75 x 0.25 deep.

14.50
Dolls house toy soldiers

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Toy Soldiers (Blue) Riflemen with Officer

Box of hand painted metal toy soldiers.  These soldiers are suitable for the dolls house nursery or a dolls house toy shop.  They have been stitched into the box but can be taken out of the box and displayed on the nursery floor.  There is an officer with a horse and 3 riflemen. 

Size:  The foot soldiers are 0.75" high and the horse is 0.75" high without the rider.  The box is 2.25" x 1.75 x 0.25 deep.

 

14.50
Dolls house toy soldiers

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Toy Cavalry Soldiers

Box of hand painted metal toy soldiers.  These soldiers are suitable for the dolls house nursery or a dolls house toy shop.  They have been stitched into the box but can be taken out of the box and displayed on the nursery floor.  There are two infantry soldiers, two cavalry men and two horses.  

Size:  The foot soldiers are 0.75" high and the horse is 0.75" high without the rider.  The box is 2.25" x 1.75 x 0.25 deep.

 

15.50
Sheet music for the dolls house Sheet Music

Seven pieces of authentic readable sheet music.  These miniature masterpieces are printed on both sides.  The set contains a selection of Mozart waltzes, Beethoven's Bagatelle in F, La Novelle Poupee by Tchaikovsky, Handel's Aria in G, waltzes for the pianoforte, Opus 68 No. 1 by Schumann and a minuet by Haydn.

Size: 1" x 0.8"

4.00
 
Sheet music for the dolls house Vintage Sheet Music

Four pieces of sheet music/booklets.  The pieces of music are fully readable and playable.  They are printed on both sides.  The pieces include Rachmaninoff's Valse de Salon,  Beethoven's Sonatina in C, four musical studies for the pianoforte and Khatchaturian's Sabre Dance.

Size: 1.1" x 0.9" x 6 pages (largest) and 0.8" x 1" x 4 pages (smallest)

4.00
 
Gramophone records for the dolls house Gramophone Records

Authentic reproductions of six gramophone sleeves and records from the late 1800's to the early 1900's.  Records are black card with labels on both sides.

Size: 1" x 1"

5.50
 
Animal snap for the dolls house Animal Snap

This popular Victorian child's game consists of 24 cards of 12 original Victorian designs depicting different animals in colour.  It comes complete in its own tiny slip case box.  The cards are laminated and have printed backs.  It is very tiny.

Size: Box 0.5" x 0.6" x 0.15" deep

Cards: 0.45" x 0.3"

4.50
 
Dog snap for the dolls house Dog Snap

This has 24 original Victorian images of dogs (2 each of 12 designs).  The cards are laminated and in colour with patterned backs.  All 24 cards fit into a tiny slip case box.  This is a lovely miniature for the dog lover.

Size: Box 0.5" x 0.6" x 0.15" deep

Cards: 0.45" x 0.3"

4.50
 
Playing cards for the dolls house Playing Cards

A complete set of 54 laminated playing cards (including two jokers).  Excellent quality.

Size: 0.45" x 0.25".

2.50
 
Miniature book for the dolls house

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Fairy Tales

Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Red Riding Hood and Cinderella are written in full and illustrated in colour.  They can be read with a magnifying glass.  Fairy tale characters decorate the endpapers.  This is a companion book to Nursery Rhymes.

Size: 0.9" x 0.75" x 32 pages.

& comes with removable dust jacket.

10.00
 
Miniature book for the dolls house

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Nursery Rhymes

49 nursery rhymes are illustrated in full colour.  This book can be easily read with a magnifying glass.  Characters in the rhymes decorate the endpapers.  This complements Fairy Tales in the same set. 

Size: 0.9" x 0.75" x 32 pages.

& comes with removable dust jacket.

10.00
 

 

Household and other miscellaneous items  

 

Handmade swinging cradle for the dolls house Swinging crib

Hand made swinging crib with mattress and pillow in a Beatrix Potter rabbit print. This style of crib dates from 1820 so would be suitable for the Regency period onwards. This is a very fine piece of furniture.  The crib actually swings.

Size: 4.25 long 3.25 high x 2.25 wide

 

ONE ONLY

15.00

 
Dolls house vacuum cleaner

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Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner

Replica of a Goblin cylinder vacuum cleaner from the 1920's to 1930's.  This is non-working but very accurate.  The cleaner would plug into the ceiling light socket.  It is made from metal with a flexible hose.  It looks just like the real thing.

Size: Actual cylinder is 1.6" long.

22.00

 

Gas fire for the dolls house

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Gas Fire

Vintage metal gas fire made by Taylor and Barrett in the 1960's.  This has been reconditioned and is like new.  Although originally made for 1/16th scale it fits quite nicely into a 1/12th scale fireplace.

This type of gas fire was seen in homes from the 1920's onwards.

Size: 2.4" high and 1.4" across.

20.00
Dolls house rug

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Pink Rug

Plush velvety pile pink rug.  Feels just like a miniature carpet rug.

Size: 7" long x 5" wide.

3.00
Pond for the dolls house

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Pond

Elegant pond in resin.  The pond is ready for you to decorate.

Size: 6.5" wide x 6.5" high.

ONE ONLY

15.00

 
Dolls house calendar Two Tabby Kittens Calendar

Adorable picture of two tabby kittens.  The readable calendar section contains all 12 months; each month on a separate sheet.

Size: Picture is 0.75" long x 1" wide.  The actual calendar section is only 0.4" x 0.3".

2.50

 
Dolls house calendar Sitting Black Cat Calendar

Charming picture of a black cat surrounded by blossom.  The calendar section is readable and includes a month of the year on each of its 12 tear off pages.

Size: Picture is 0.9" long x 0.7" wide.  The actual calendar section is only 0.4" x 0.3".

2.50
Dolls house calendar Tabby and white kitten Calendar

Beautiful tabby and white kitten calendar.  All twelve months are included on the 12 page hanging calendar section and it is completely readable.

Size: Picture is 1.2" long x 1" wide.  The actual calendar section is only 0.4" x 0.3".

 

2.50
Dolls house calendar Two Cats Calendar

Two beautiful cats on the readable calendar.  All twelve months are included on the 12 page hanging calendar section.

Size: Picture is 0.8" long x 1.1" wide.  The actual calendar section is only 0.4" x 0.3".

 

2.50
Dolls house calendar Cat Calendar

Lovely long haired cat calendar suitable for any home.  All twelve months are included on the 12 page hanging calendar section and it is completely readable.

Size: Picture is 1.1" long x 1" wide.  The actual calendar section is only 0.4" x 0.3".

2.50
Dolls house calendar Rabbit Calendar

Just perfect for the bunny lover.  All twelve months are included on the 12 page hanging calendar section and it is completely readable.

Size: Picture is 1.1" long x 1" wide.  The actual calendar section is only 0.4" x 0.3".

 

2.50
Dog Calendar

Choose from Labrador, Border Collie and Cavalier King Charles spaniel.  All twelve months are included on the 12 page hanging calendar section and it is completely readable.

Size: Cavalier picture is 1.4" long x 0.7" wide. 

Border Collie picture is  0.8" long x 0.7" wide. 

Labrador picture is 0.9" long x 0.7" wide. 

The actual calendar section is only 0.4" x 0.3".

2.50
Dog Breed
Dolls house calendar Mail Coach Calendar

Painting of a change of horses for a mail coach is depicted on this calendar.  All twelve months are included on the 12 page hanging calendar section and it is completely readable.

Size: Picture is 1" long x 1.4" wide.  The actual calendar section is only 0.4" x 0.3".

2.50
 
Dolls house calendar Huntsman Calendar

Painting of a huntsman jumping which is suitable for any home.  All twelve months are included on the 12 page hanging calendar section and it is completely readable.

Size: Picture is 1.1" long x 1.5" wide.  The actual calendar section is only 0.4" x 0.3".

2.50
 
Dolls house calendar Horses Running Calendar

Lovely action picture of horses running.  All twelve months are included on the 12 page hanging calendar section and it is completely readable.

Size: Picture is 1.1" long x 1.4" wide.  The actual calendar section is only 0.4" x 0.3".

2.50
 
Love letters for the dolls house Love Letters

Seven individual, readable love letters in envelopes from two different gentlemen.  Tied in a bundle with a silk ribbon, they include a beautiful handmade red rose.  The colour of the ribbon may vary.

Size: Each letter is 1" x 0.75"

5.00
 
Old photos for the dolls house

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Box of old photos

A "memories" box of over 20 miniature photographs.  The photos are loose and can either be kept in the "memories" box, or can be put in an album or can be framed.  There are several different sizes of photos.  The smallest being 0.25" wide by 0.3" high with the largest at 0.5" wide by 0.7" high.

Size of box: 0.8" x 0.6" x 0.25" deep.

5.00
 
Money for the dolls house Money 1830 to 1875

Authentic English and Scottish bank notes printed between 1830 and 1875.  These notes have been printed on extra thin paper.

Denominations from 1 to 10.  25 bank notes in all.  Perfect for a Victorian shop.

1.50
 
Dolls house money Money 1900

25 authentic English bank notes from the 1900's.  Denominations range from 1 to 20.  These are especially ideal for a shop at the turn of the 20th century.

1.50
 
Bonsai tree for the dolls house Bonsai Tree

Miniature bonsai tree.  Perfect for the chinoiserie room.

Size: Tree is only 1" high.

5.50

 

Clock for the dolls house Ornamental Clock

Hand painted ornamental clock.  This is made of metal and has been painted to look like a marble and gold clock.  This is perfect for the Georgian or later period house.

Size: 1" tall x 1" wide.

4.00
 
Telephone for the dolls house EdwardianTelephone

This wall telephone dates from about 1903.  It is made from hand painted pewter.  The ear piece looks as if it is detachable but it is fixed.  Ideal in the home or the shop or post office or pub.

Size: 2.5" long x 1.25" across from ear piece to winding handle inclusive x 0.75" deep.

25.00

Telephone for the dolls house Telephone

One of the nicest models of a telephone made for the dolls house.  Made from metal with an actual cord to the removable handset.  So realistic, the dial looks as if it would move!

Size: 0.5" x 0.5" x 0.4" high.

SOLD OUT

6.00

 

Twelfth scale clothes and footwear  

 

Pyjamas for the dolls house Pyjamas Blue Stripe

Made from cotton, the pyjama bottoms have a drawstring cord.  The jacket sleeves have been  inset and the jacket has tiny non-working buttons.  This garment can be fitted on your doll or laid out on the bed for a realistic look.

9.50

Pyjamas Beige Stripe

Made from cotton, the pyjama bottoms have a drawstring cord.  The jacket sleeves have been  inset and the jacket has tiny non-working buttons.  This garment can be fitted on your doll or laid out on the bed for a realistic look.

 

9.50
Pyjamas Green Stripe

Made from cotton, the pyjama bottoms have a drawstring cord.  The jacket sleeves have been  inset and the jacket has tiny non-working buttons.  This garment can be fitted on your doll or laid out on the bed for a realistic look.

 

9.50
Pyjamas for the dolls house Pyjamas Dark Blue

These are also made from cotton and can be fitted on your doll.  They pyjama bottoms have a drawstring cord.  The jacket sleeves have been inset and the jacket has three non-working buttons.

SOLD OUT

9.50

Slippers for the dolls house

Wearable Slippers

They are made exactly like real slippers and can be put on your dolls feet. These slippers can be worn by your doll as they are hollow and your dolls feet can go inside the slipper.  

The blue, burgundy, beige and violet coloured slippers are made from a very fine suede effect material.  

The pink slippers are made from the tiniest fur fabric so that they look like furry slippers.  The violet coloured slippers are made from a very fine suede effect material.  Both the pink and violet coloured slippers are fur trimmed with the tiniest fur fabric in cream colour.

They make a complementary item to the pyjamas.

4.00
SLIPPER COLOURS

 

 

Literature in Miniature 2016