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Brooksey
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For anyone who hasn't seen them/can't find them by searching on my username, here's the eBay IDs for my current listings:


232946114640 - small Medieval/Tudor bench


232946177742 - vintage homemade 1930s/1940s bedroom suite


232946217010 - cast metal (and partly resin?) AGA-style cooker


232946230067 - rustic wooden pig ark or henhouse


232946251291 - Delph Miniatures modern electric sewing machine


232946283617 - brass bed and cotton mattress


232946303514 - set of five small kitchen utensils by L & A St Leger

September 30, 2018 at 7:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jan
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Thank you.

September 30, 2018 at 2:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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I've listed 15 lots of dolls' house miniatures on eBay this week - mostly kitchen utensils and cleaning tools. There's also two Barton pieces by Mr Rickard - a wringer and an electric fire - both in very good condition, and an approx 80 year old 1:12 scale T & B vacuum cleaner (sadly, no bag).


I recently received a donation of a number of 1:32 plastic farm animals and workers, and a lovely 1:16 Schleich red and white cow, which I've also listed this week. 


The ID number for the Barton fire is 232993710168. From there, follow See other items to view the rest.



November 6, 2018 at 4:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jan
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Thank you again for update. 

November 8, 2018 at 10:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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I have just listed three lots of fixtures and fittings, Buy It Now, on eBay. All of them need some TLC. They are:


233006142371  G & J Lines fireplace, c1910, overpainted with

                          household gloss; no thermometer guard grate 

                          THIS FIREPLACE IS NOW SOLD


233006163280  Triang front door, c1924-1930, missing knockers,

                          one broken hinge, some paint loss.

                          THIS DOOR IS NOW SOLD


233006174056  Four metal exterior window shutters, very badly

                          painted.



November 14, 2018 at 9:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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The above listings are going to be the last I put on eBay for the time being. The generously donated items - toys and miniatures - which I have sold on behalf of others have raised very nearly £400, but most of what's left is likely to cost much more to post than what they would sell for, and this is likely to put people off buying online.


Zoe has suggested that she and I have a DHP&P fundraising stall at the next Leeds Dolls’ House Fair. (This is the show which is known as “Pudsey” because that’s the area in Leeds where it’s held. The organisers donate a proportion of the proceeds from each fair to the BBC Children in Need appeal, because it shares the name of the CIN mascot). Zoe has had a stall selling her surplus miniatures at this fair, and one at Sedgefield, before and has done very well. I have approached the donors of the "eBay contributions" to ask if we could use what remains of their donations to help stock the stall - I didn’t want to abuse their generosity by altering the deal to sell on eBay without their consent. They have said yes!

November 14, 2018 at 9:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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There are a couple of disadvantages to the idea: the fair isn’t until April 20th next year, so it’s six months off, and it will only reach buyers in the north of England – although it is consistently well-attended, having been going for 33 years. People do travel a considerable distance to it from all the northern counties as well as South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. The cost of the stall (£70) should work out cheaper than paying eBay/PayPal fees. The six-month wait to sell isn’t much of an issue for us, because fund-raising will need to continue throughout the new site's lifetime to cover recurring hosting and maintenance costs.


[Bizarrely, the site wouldn't let me put the above paragraph in the previous post, so I've had to put it in separately!]

November 14, 2018 at 10:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

theinfill.wordpress.com
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Brooksey at November 14, 2018 at 10:01 PM

There are a couple of disadvantages to the idea: the fair isn’t until April 20th next year, so it’s six months off, and it will only reach buyers in the north of England – although it is consistently well-attended, having been going for 33 years. People do travel a considerable distance to it from all the northern counties as well as South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. The cost of the stall (£70) should work out cheaper than paying eBay/PayPal fees. The six-month wait to sell isn’t much of an issue for us, because fund-raising will need to continue throughout the new site's lifetime to cover recurring hosting and maintenance costs.


[Bizarrely, the site wouldn't let me put the above paragraph in the previous post, so I've had to put it in separately!]

Sounds like a great idea.  I've been promising myself to get down to Pudsey and, all being well, if I can get there in April, may I bring some of the bits still up for sale on this site and poss a few more?  Will pay some of the stall costs etc of course :)

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November 15, 2018 at 3:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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Donations of stock would be very welcome, Do - as yourself would be! It would be lovely to meet you.


Zoe and I wouldn't be asking for a contribution to the stall fee - it'll be paid out of the proceeds of the sales. 

November 15, 2018 at 5:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Jan
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Brooksey at November 15, 2018 at 5:36 AM

Donations of stock would be very welcome, Do - as yourself would be! It would be lovely to meet you.


Zoe and I wouldn't be asking for a contribution to the stall fee - it'll be paid out of the proceeds of the sales. 

Agree very good idea.

November 15, 2018 at 6:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ninja
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Oooooh what a wonderful idea! Have also been promising myself a trip to Leeds fair one day...have put date in my diary & am dropping hints to hubby! :D

November 25, 2018 at 12:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Badger
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I’m unable to start a new topic, so apologies for piggybacking.

Has anyone been able to replicate the brass fireguards on the Lines fireplaces? Is so, what did you use please? I have heard of the barometer bulb guard solution, but having had a good look around, it seems that they are not readily available.

Did all the houses have them, or might I be saved a job? :-))

November 25, 2018 at 2:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Zoe H
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Probably not the same (or are they?) but here’s a link to fire grates for Triang fireplaces: 


https://www.etsy.com/uk/transaction/1389438105


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November 25, 2018 at 3:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Badger
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Thank you. The link states the page isn’t found Zoe. What terms did you use to search Etsy please? I can’t find anything yet.

(could you screenshot and FBM?)

November 25, 2018 at 4:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Zoe H
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Ah, it was an old link and I see the seller doesn’t have any items for sale now.  It was Lee Higgins who has the Shed on the Pond site so it might be worth contacting her through that. I see that it does say Triang/Lines.


http://shedonthepond.co.uk/2017/12/my-restoration/

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November 25, 2018 at 5:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Badger
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Oh, thank you Zoe.

November 25, 2018 at 5:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Brooksey
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There is a UK firm which sells new cast brass "thermometer cages" of about the right size, although they are a heavier casting than the ones Lines/Triang used, here:


http://www.barometerspareparts.co.uk/index.php?id_product=407&controller=product


Downside is that they are £15.63 each and the firm has a minimum order of £18.00, so at least two would have to be bought, costing over £30.00! 


Old brass sugar thermometers, with thinner-cast cages similar to those used by Lines/Triang, can be found more cheaply on eBay, but I don't know how easy it would be to remove the guards, because they're riveted in place. After fruitlessly looking for the guards on their own, I searched on vintage brass thermometer with the Lowest price filter applied.

November 26, 2018 at 5:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Badger
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Thank you Brooksey. If I decide they’re missing, I will need 4, so won’t go down the new cast route. Will look again on eBay listings at the low price filter though.

I’m hoping that somewhere, something will appear which will lend itself to adaptation........

November 26, 2018 at 2:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

cestina
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I think the outer part of a plastic hair curler could be adapted Badger. We have used them successfully as black Tudor grates but there are some excellent brass and copper paints around to achieve the Triang look...

https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-pink-plastic-hair-curler-against-white-background-image34999401

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Cestina's Dollshouses: https://czechdollshouses.blogspot.com/2019/04/in-eclectic-manor_20.html" target="_blank">In an Eclectic Manor

November 28, 2018 at 4:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Badger
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Thank you Cestina! That is the sort of idea I was looking for! I will try that in due course.

As it happened, when I collected the house, the seller had brass jam thermometers and guards and we tried them for size, and found them too small. 

Interestingly, there don’t seem to be any screw holes that would have attached guards. I will post pictures when the new site is up and running (but the house is already on the site - DH4). The house belonged to my deceased MIL all of its life before the seller and I cannot know what alterations she might have made in her youth! It seems unlikely though - it’s all very uniform. Does anyone have fireplaces of a similar age (1919-1920) which do not have guards?





November 29, 2018 at 7:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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