Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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Marion Osborne

Joined May 3 2009
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I have been collecting, researching and generally having a lovely dolls house time since the early 1980's.  As you know I have written articles for various magazines and have 3 books to my name.


My main dollshouses are a large Lundby with 10 floors, a Triang DH/12, a home made 1930's, Triang Nest and DH/C, plus an Amersham and Conway Valley.  The rest are not so good. 


Boxes of furniture, mainly for the research on dol-toi on which I am writing a book as I type, who knows when it will be ready, I don't.

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Reply lallyp
6:47 PM on December 18, 2013 
Sorry for the delay Marion. this is a manic time of the year & the Silber is behind the bed in the spare room so needs winkling out to measure! Regards Valerie
Reply Michelle Robertson
7:29 PM on February 17, 2010 
I have just bought one of your old girls from a lady who lives in Sutton Coldfield, a hand made house dating from the twenties/ thirties or so, brick paper, fake attic window & green doors & windows. She said she had stayed with you several years ago & had slept in the room with your houses & that you had sold her this house. Anyway thank you for being part of the chain that brought such a lovely house to me, I adore her & you can see her on my home page (if you ever have the time etc)
Reply Marion Osborne
4:35 PM on May 16, 2009 
Hi Rebecca, the DH/D in the catalogue does appear to have tiling paper on the roof, if you email me then I can email you photos of various houses I have on file, if this is helpful to you. sorry do not have time nor the inclination to look at forums etc as I only have limited time and must get on the with the book. In time i hope to get several more books done!!! Must be mad. Cheers Marion
Reply Rebecca Green
10:51 AM on May 10, 2009 
Hello Marion,
You have probably seen my query in the forums about Lines DH/D 1924 - I've started restoring one I just bought. I don't have the issues of DHMS in which you covered those years, as I only started buying them in about 2000. Wendy has very kindly emailed me some photos of two - I'm wondering if you have any colour photos as well? Did the overhang roof possibly have paper tiling? The original paint on that part of mine seems to be cream, which was surely not the colour of the roof.
I look forward to your book on Dol-toi - that's great to hear that you're working on one.
Best wishes, Rebecca