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Author:  Nan [ Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Seven repaired houses from 1930s (?)

In late November I posted "before" photos of two of the seven putzes that my husband's mother started buying when he was born (1935) (posted 11/28 as "Unusual Trees" on Tell Me About...). I have repaired all 7 and cleaned them up and we displayed them for Christmas. Here are "after" photos of the restored 7 and of the undersides showing the origin (3 from Japan, one labeled Dolley Toy Company, and 3 of unidentified origin--any guesses from our experts out there?). The prices were on some: 15 cents for the small and 25 cents for the large. The sizes range from 4.75" X 2.5" X 3.75" tall (blue house) to 6" X 3.5" X 6" tall (church). Replacing the portion of the roof of the small blue house was a challenge, and matching its orange paint even more so. I have to thank Papa Ted for the wealth of historical and how-to advice on his website as well as his doors and windows, Howard Lamey for techniques and guidance and special assistance with luffa trees, Pete Oehmen for the "coconut" I used, and Paul Race for this wonderful website that brings it all together (and of course all of the members of Cardboard Christmas who have given so much valuable experience). Happy new year.

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Author:  maria [ Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:37 am ]
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Excellent repairs. As for the ones you can't identify, Ted may be your best bet.

Author:  Lynn [ Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:38 pm ]
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These are precious, you’ve done a wonderful job restoring them!! :)

Author:  ediceberg [ Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:07 pm ]
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Very nice Nan! Good work!

Author:  paulrace [ Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:37 am ]
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The three houses for which the "fenceposts" were made by punching out material from the base are probably Dolly Toy houses.

Author:  maria [ Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:33 am ]
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Yes they are Dollys

Author:  Nan [ Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:47 pm ]
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I thought they were but am not expert enough to be sure. The white house on the far right in the first row is stamped Dolly Toy Co. on the base, but that's the only one I was positive about. Thanks for your feedback.

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