As I was writing this post, I reminisced on some of my favorite "original box" moments:
|Rooms-in-Miniature by Miner Industries|
|Keystone Village Houses|
|Instant Doll House by Winthrop Toys|
My latest "original box" moment was this set of Dollyhome furniture by Child Life Toys, which I purchased recently on eBay.
The set is in very good condition and came in its original box with directions and a promotional mailer.
The furniture was made in 1957, specifically to be used with the Dollyhome contemporary ranch, which I actually used to have in my collection:
It was a lovely house, made of cedar and quite sturdy. But, the scale was large and it opened only from above, so I decided to sell it. It was a bear to ship, and I probably lost money on it. Oh well.
But, when I saw the furniture, I was intrigued and bought it even though I knew the scale would be large. I believe it to be closest to 1:6, but after looking through the set, I probably could get away with using a few of the pieces in 1:10 or even 1:12.
Curious what I found in the box? Here's a little visual journey...
|One piece is a mystery; and two pieces broke off. The squares on the bed are supports that get glued on the inside top and bottom of the bed frame to hold up the main bed piece.|
|Everything looks to be there for the couch, side chair, and four dining chairs|
|The dresser might work in 1:12|
Hope you enjoyed this mini time travel trip! Let me know if you have any Dollyhome pieces, and I'd love to hear about some of your favorite "original box" moments!
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