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Rosemary
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A fabulous house, certainly not everyone's cup of tea, is up for sale amongst all the others. I would love to discuss it but is it allowed?

February 23, 2018 at 3:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Trumble's Mum
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I think I saw it too, Rosemary, but I am unclear about the rule here. I do understand why somethings must not be discussed, but I'm sure any comments about this one would be positive.

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February 23, 2018 at 4:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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Well, here goes! It is the amazing mid-1950's one - fit for a museum I would think. What a time capsule!

February 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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Yes - you can discuss it! The "rule" is here:


http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/faqhowtoguide.htm#909590487


in the FAQ & How To Guide. It's discussing sellers' business practices which isn't allowed. Let's have its eBay ID!

February 23, 2018 at 5:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Zoe H
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The rule is in FAQs under “Discussion Threads” and says:


“Is it OK to discuss eBay auctions?

Sometimes you may see a dolls house listed on eBay that you would like members' opinions on. As we know, dolls houses are not always accurately identified, and asking for information or opinions from other members can be a good way to find out more.

Discussing auctions which have ended is fine!

For current auctions:


If the dolls house or miniature you want to discuss is listed in the Dolls' Miniatures and Houses category, it is safe to assume that many members and other eBayers will have seen it already. Discussing these auctions will probably not greatly affect the amount of competition for them. Before mentioning an auction in the forums, however, please think about how you would feel if you were bidding on it and other members discussed it.

However, if it is listed under another category, by mentioning it on this website you may be drawing it to the attention of more potential bidders who might not otherwise have seen it, thereby increasing the competition on the auction. In such cases, please don't discuss it publicly in the forums. Instead, consider sending a private message to me, Julie, or another knowledgeable member.”

I don’t know which house you’re referring to so I don’t know where it lies with the rule, Rosemary.

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http://grecondale.com

February 23, 2018 at 6:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Zoe H
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Brooksey posted while I was cutting and pasting!

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http://grecondale.com

February 23, 2018 at 6:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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It is buy it now - 18389792036 but it certainly won't appeal to the average collector - (unlike another one which has been featured all over the place.} My Bryan would DIE if he had to live in it! His 18th century soul would never survive in such surroundings.

February 23, 2018 at 6:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Trumble's Mum
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Has it sold now, Rosemary? I can't find either the one i thought it could be or one when i search the item number you gave.

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February 23, 2018 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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183089782036 Sorry - I am awful with numbers

February 23, 2018 at 9:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Zoe H
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Wow! That is an amazing house, almost a model rather than a house. It’s not my era (or rather it’s IS my era but I’m more interested in things that are older than me!) but it would be fabulous in a museum because of  all the details and features which are so of its time.


Here is a direct link to the listing:


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wonderful-Mid-Century-Dolls-House-50-60s-fab-scale-and-aesthetic-illuminated/183089782036?hash=item2aa1005d14:g:q48AAOSwSrVajtpY

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Zoe

https://trulymadlytiny.blogspot.co.uk

http://grecondale.com

February 23, 2018 at 9:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Trumble's Mum
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Ah, yes, that's the one I saw this morning.

Like Brian, I couldn't live IN it - especially with the regard to the bedroom - but i could happily live WITH it as part of my collection. It is a very distinctive dolls' house, though probaably less so as a real house as it has a council house feel to it, one of a standardised design and only individualised by the contentsand decor. But the front door is very unusual - perhaps a real try to be not quite like the neighbours?

I wonder if this is a model of someone's real home? The kitchen is wonderful and  the sliding doors and all those vents are so very 60s. I really like this. If I had space, cash and transport, i'd happily bring it home.

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February 23, 2018 at 9:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Val Hill
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I saw and admired it, it is wonderful.

February 23, 2018 at 10:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Linda B
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Definitely my cup of tea, I love it!

Unfortunately the price is a bit steep for my meagre budget :(

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February 23, 2018 at 11:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

theinfill.wordpress.com
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Thanks v much for pointing this out - what an extraordinary model it is too!  The detail of the Ventax in the kitchen (on inside and out) is fabulous.  Most useful to see the drainage going through the soffit as just considering that prob.  Not a house I could live in nor one, I think, that I could live with either but wonderful to see.

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February 23, 2018 at 11:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sue
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Wow! That kitchen!  Reminds me of Mum's English Rose kitchen, especially the pull out ironing board!  We had those sliding doors in our house when we purchased it!  They were the first things to go!

February 23, 2018 at 11:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Holly
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I love the 50s or early 60s interior on this house. I would find the exterior a bit hard to live with a bit too bleak compared to Triangs which are so cheery with their mock Tudor affectations ;)

February 23, 2018 at 4:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Trumble's Mum
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It would be lovely if one had a dedicated dolls' house room, but I know what you man about the exterior, holly. it wouldn't exactly look beautiful in a sittingroom as it doesn't quite have the charm of a traditional dolls' house, does it? But as a piece of social and architectural history, I think the whole thing is amazing.

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February 24, 2018 at 1:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Edel
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Not my "thing" at all, but what a fantastic house!
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Edel

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February 24, 2018 at 1:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jeanette
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I like the door window, it reminds me that I really should have stained glass in my own. Fantastic wee house...
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February 24, 2018 at 1:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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Not quite wee. Jeanette! It is so evocative of the 50s, quite amazing.


February 24, 2018 at 3:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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