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Restoring Dollhouses: Go or No?

A dollhouse is not only a toy, but it is a reflection of the art and the culture of the days gone by. These may be widely considered as toys, however, they are also important tools for learning and social interaction for children. Back in the day, most were intricately designed and many of which required the services of a master craftsman to build and a painter to add to the details. Some of these pretty old dollhouses (over decades or a hundred years old) were made of high-quality wood and metal – due to the nonexistence of plastic back then. These were made only for the children of the highest class; having one back then means that you are a child of a pretty rich individual or a member of a noble family. With the rise of the used of plastic based materials however, almost anyone can own a cheaply made yet manufacturer grade dollhouse.

One of the perennial problems of dollhouse collectors and dealers are the ways on how to treat antique doll houses. Of course,  they must be taken care of so as to not to aggravate the damage it must have sustained. Talks of restorations are definitely floating around, which is why you need to take note of these several aspects and tasks: Continue reading

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Dollhouse Collecting: A Worthwhile Hobby

Have you ever wonder why many people are becoming interested in collecting?  As we can see nowadays, people are enjoying collecting stuffs from old coins to mail stamps. Dollhouse collecting is another trend that is still growing in popularity same as those miniature figures of superheroes and dolls.

Dollhouse Collecting

Others believe that collecting toys like dollhouses, comic books, superheroes, etc. are incredibly only for the kids while some thinks that it is only a waste of time, effort, and money. Only a few understand collectors and their purpose, just as the same a very few knows the values these toys teaches and the fulfillment ever collectors feel every time they found an interesting piece.

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Dollhouse Collection – Miniature Pieces of Timeless Beauty

Many people are getting fond of collecting almost anything these days. From century old coins to stamps from all over the world, collecting stuffs emerged to become a very popular hobby since centuries ago. Collecting is a very popular hobby as it represents various experiences of the collector. Every collection has its own story, and most collectors feel fulfilled whenever they found a rare piece.

Dollhouses are one of those miniature stuffs some people would love to collect. If you think that these pretty houses for the pretty dolls are only made of plastics and only sold in the nearby toy stores, you have to think twice. Dollhouses can be dated back 5000 years ago, and some collectors acquire pieces from various eras in different types and sizes. Some collectors find pieces from the Victorian era depending on their interest. Tudor dollhouses complete with miniature furniture sets are also very popular among collectors.

Dollhouse Collection

You can collect your own dollhouses!

We learned in the previous blog that dollhouses began as trophies of the rich and powerful in the earlier European societies. Dollhouses within the era are fully furnished with home essentials from chairs to beds, and the cost can reach to the amount of an entire house unit. Dollhouses during the time are that expensive, a reason only the people born in silver spoon can afford them. Thankfully, dollhouses today are not exclusive to the rich. Nowadays, these miniature homes are available in various prices and types that people from all walks of life can afford—and you can too! Continue reading