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Dee's Christian Hacker

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New member Dee would like to know more about her dolls house. She says, "Since checking other houses on your website I am pretty sure that my house is a Christian Hacker, but would l really like to have it confirmed. Underneath it there are marks in pencil: 'z' or 'e' in pencil script, below that in pencil script '138/5' and a capital 'M' in heavy pencil or perhaps ink. And then below this 'MADE IN GERMANY' is stamped in ink. I would be very grateful for any help on identifying the marks as they may identify the model, date and individual maker. As far as I know, the house has been in my family since around 1900 or maybe before, and has been very well used over the decades! The original roof is missing, it has been repainted several times and the balcony replaced (I intend to replace the existing one with a CH replica). Apart from in the kitchen and hall, the floor papers were in extremely bad condition and very patchy."
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4:08 PM on October 23, 2018 
I just got a Christian Hacker house, yours is fantastic and to have been in your family since new is amazing.
2:04 PM on June 23, 2017 
It is a gorgeous house Dee, I have recently restored a Hacker and mine has similar markings underneath. I think your house is a larger model than mine. My photos are in the hacker section of the photo album.
1:18 AM on June 23, 2017 
Thank you everyone who has contacted me and posted comments. What a wonderful website this is, and I feel so lucky to have found it by chance!
In just a couple of days my questions about the house have been answered. Particular thanks to Edel who sent me confirmation of the type of house it is and its date.
I never knew doll's houses could be such fun!
6:09 AM on June 22, 2017 
Hi Dee, wonderful house and in such good condition.
3:24 PM on June 21, 2017 
I checked my Swantje Köhler Hacker book, and this house is on page 61 in the ca. 1900-1907 catalogue she reproduces. I will email a photo of the page to Rebecca for you Dee. Such a treasure to have!

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