Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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My first dolls' house - a "collapsible" Gee Bee DH10C

This started life as a Gee Bee DH10C "collapsible" house at Christmas 1974...

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This started life as a Gee Bee DH10C "collapsible" house at Christmas 1974...
Many many makeovers later: This was my childhood house and between 1974 and about 1984 and again in 1986/87 I continually redecorated it, gave it a new mansard roof (for more space) and made dolls and furniture for it. I had very little pocket money and used whatever was to hand or the little I could afford. Unfortunately this included sticky plastic "Contact" as wallpaper, gloss paint and lots and lots of UHU...
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3:09 AM on May 10, 2015 
Zoe H says...
Is it 1:16 scale, Edel?

Yes it is Zoe. The first furniture it had was made of Lego - not very satisfying, as it was very clunky and clattery on the house's bare glossy floors. I then progressed to matchboxes, and then to self-designed cardboard creations, before my father let me start using his Stanley knife when I was about 11 and I made the leap to scraps of plywood. Sadly I never kept my early efforts, I'd love to see them today.
Zoe H
3:47 PM on May 9, 2015 
Is it 1:16 scale, Edel?

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