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18 hours ago, queenannediva said:

 

The wood used on the Tower House is the same as the Joseph Angel.  It is marine grade plywood not as good as the beautiful smooth lightweight baltic birch plywood that RGT uses..   

 

I thought RGT used MDF on all their houses now.

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29 minutes ago, rodentraiser said:

I thought RGT used MDF on all their houses now.

Didn't somebody post that they offer their kits in both?

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My Queen Anne and Foxhall Manor are made with the beautiful 3/8" cabinet grade milled plywood and are still only available in that wood.  They couldn't offer the larger houses in MDF as no one would be able to move them they would be so heavy.  I don't know if they are still offering the smaller houses in both plywood and MDF especially since RGT has cut back so much.

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That was on display at the Benicia flea market last month. It's HUGE! I'm not sure if it's 1:12 scale, it may be, I remember thinking it seemed very large, bigger than a Beacon Hill. (Then again, I mostly do half scale so my sense of scale for 1:12 may be all out of whack...)

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2 hours ago, kokomo said:

Some of you have probably seen this before. It says it won 1st place in the California State Fair. Only one picture though:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/d/halloween-miniature-haunted/6718772171.html

They were taking offers. 

5 minutes ago, fov said:

That was on display at the Benicia flea market last month. It's HUGE! I'm not sure if it's 1:12 scale, it may be, I remember thinking it seemed very large, bigger than a Beacon Hill. (Then again, I mostly do half scale so my sense of scale for 1:12 may be all out of whack...)

I saw it to at the fair. The special effect was pretty cool. When you looked into the bedroom a lady doll is standing there. When you hit a button lights change the scene and you see ghosts all around her. The house was made by the family that owned the Benicia miniature  store and boy is it big. The grandfather made it. 

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It looks like it began as a Beacon Hill.

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It's not a Beacon Hill. It might be one of the modular RGT houses? But I wouldn't be surprised if it's a scratch build. My Queen Anne Rowhouse is based on the American Craft kit, but it was scratch built by the owner of Cooper's (the Benicia miniatures store).

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The dimensions are the same as the Beacon Hill except it is 5" higher.

3 hours ago, fov said:

It's not a Beacon Hill. It might be one of the modular RGT houses? But I wouldn't be surprised if it's a scratch build. My Queen Anne Rowhouse is based on the American Craft kit, but it was scratch built by the owner of Cooper's (the Benicia miniatures store).

They still have their shop open?  I remember going there years ago and the place was practically empty assumed it closed long ago.

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The shop is closed but I think they still do some business out of their house. They host the Benicia flea market once or twice a year and sometimes have open houses.

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37 pieces of silver miniatures. This auction house is not far from me. I may have to take a ride and have a look. I fell in love with a 17th century silver chandelier in Amsterdam but the price was prohibited. Maybe this collection will be more in my budget. I need to ask where it was all made and when. 

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/65674706_37p-miniature-silver-furniture-antique-diorama-set

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Holy  Peter Aquisto!  IT's gorgeous!  Let us know what you get.

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6 hours ago, Sable said:

37 pieces of silver miniatures. This auction house is not far from me. I may have to take a ride and have a look. I fell in love with a 17th century silver chandelier in Amsterdam but the price was prohibited. Maybe this collection will be more in my budget. I need to ask where it was all made and when. 

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/65674706_37p-miniature-silver-furniture-antique-diorama-set

Holy crow! There are some beautiful items in that box.

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On 10/10/2018, 2:46:56, fov said:

The shop is closed but I think they still do some business out of their house. They host the Benicia flea market once or twice a year and sometimes have open houses.

I remember going up there years - OK, decades - ago. They had a Lawbre Glen Cove Villa there at the time. After I visited, I bought lunch and then drove out onto that giant parking lot? boat ramp? pier? at the end of the street in the middle of the bay and ate and watched the waves come in. Gorgeous afternoon I won't forget for a long time.

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Wow, that's a lot of gorgeous Red Skelton clown paintings!

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Sadly even after I said that I wanted to see the wall that had the bay windows on it, the seller resent me the picture of the side of the house (with the plexiglass) and insisted that was "the front", so I guess we'll never know what it looks like. :(

In other news, the rare (and huge) Carlson's Mansion is still available in Berkeley: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/clt/d/increbible-dollhouse-mansion/6710204397.html

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1 hour ago, fov said:

Sadly even after I said that I wanted to see the wall that had the bay windows on it, the seller resent me the picture of the side of the house (with the plexiglass) and insisted that was "the front", so I guess we'll never know what it looks like. :(

In other news, the rare (and huge) Carlson's Mansion is still available in Berkeley: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/clt/d/increbible-dollhouse-mansion/6710204397.html

I am guessing this may be the case and it is just a plain flat back. No real front facade at all.

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1 hour ago, grazhina said:

Here's a dollhouse in Kennebunk Maine, which I was sorely tempted to buy. It opens both front and back. If I weren't cutting back on my houses I would grab it.

https://maine.craigslist.org/tag/d/1940s-doll-house/6693569216.html

It is very similar to my early 1930’s childhood house; the white and green, the size, the electrical, the interior door trim and probably lead paint.  My aunt received it during the Depression and gave it to us in the early 60’s. 

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2 hours ago, shannonc60 said:

I am guessing this may be the case and it is just a plain flat back. No real front facade at all.

The side I want to see is to the right -- the rectangular bay windows you can see in profile. (I think you're probably right that the side of the house that's up against the wall is plain.)

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16 hours ago, grazhina said:

Here's a dollhouse in Kennebunk Maine, which I was sorely tempted to buy. It opens both front and back. If I weren't cutting back on my houses I would grab it.

https://maine.craigslist.org/tag/d/1940s-doll-house/6693569216.html

I love that and alerted my east coast friends to it. I would go get that too if I was nearby.

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If I were ever only going to have one house that one would be near the top of the list to choose from.

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On 2018-10-14, 2:24:56, fov said:

Sadly even after I said that I wanted to see the wall that had the bay windows on it, the seller resent me the picture of the side of the house (with the plexiglass) and insisted that was "the front", so I guess we'll never know what it looks like. :(

In other news, the rare (and huge) Carlson's Mansion is still available in Berkeley: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/clt/d/increbible-dollhouse-mansion/6710204397.html

That Berkeley house is beautiful.

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