Dougless Strickland Bitler
I came across some correspondence that I had with Dougless and thought I would post it.
Dougless was a regular contributer to Miniature Collector Magazine and I was a little sad to read of her death last month. I first corresponded with her in September of 2006 after finding an old dollhouse in a local antique store and trying to figure out its age and value.
I became a fan of hers after receiving a beautifully hand written note with lots of information and advice and later my question and her response were publised in Miniature Collector Magazine in February 2007 in her monthly column. I have posted her letter below.
Here are some pictures of the house, which is currently home to my 3/4" scale Strombecker Collection.
As it turns out, I found out the unmarked house is from 1946-47. After doing some research, I found it in a catalog. It is called: 4-ROOM JAYLENE HOUSE and sold for $22.05.
The house is constructed of masonite and wood and measures 24" X 8" X 16". The Jayline Toy company was located in Philadelphia PA.
Here is a scan of the her article:
Her contributions, advice, articles and humor will be missed.