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Thursday, February 4, 2010

My "Play-Town" Cardboard Dollhouse

Play-Town Dollhouse 
No.200
Manufactured by the Sutherland Paper Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan
This house is 18" high X 23" wide X 12.5" deep and it put together with brass fold-tab brads.
  This cardboard house contains 7 rooms with printed floor and the front is removable.  The house dates from the early 1930's when it was marketed in catalogs for $1.  Here we are 75 years later and I payed significantly more. The house sold for $1.77 in 1934 with 42 pieces of Strombecker furniture ( see ad below).  This was the inspiration for me to start collecting the smaller scale painted Strombecker furniture to furnish it.




 

The front of the house 




Front view with the front face removed





The back side with the kitchen door




This view shows the side elevation 




This elevation shows the sun room




Here is a scan of the advertisement from the 
Montgomery Ward Catalog in the early 1930's




The Sun Porch



The living room



Dining room with Kitchen beyond




The green bedroom with bathroom beyond



The pink bedroom
 

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful house & I adore the pastel coloured wooden furniture. Lizzie

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  2. What a great little house! It's in really good shape too! I love all of your furniture!
    Thanks for your comment on my project today. I didn't realize you had a blog! Welcome and thanks for reading!

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  3. I have Goebel Butterfly collection chair on bottom 79 101 W any idea what it might be worth? thank you Patrice Skip4pat@aol.com

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  4. LOVELY LITTLE DOLLHOUSE. SIMILAR TO MY TOOTSIE TOY HOUSE, BUT WITH A SUN ROOM, THAT'S NICE TO HAVE AN EXTRA ROOM. I'D PROBABLY MAKE IT MY MUSIC ROOM.

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  5. Green, green, green with envy. :)

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