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Dollhouse and Furniture Advertising: 1880s-1980s

Dollhouse and Furniture Advertising: 1880s-1980s

Dian Zillner

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Here is a wonderful resource for dollhouse collectors seeking to identify and date items in their collections. Shown in over 400 photographs are advertisements from catalogs, magazines, and trade journals picturing dollhouses, dollhouse furniture, and accessories. The ads provide a comprehensive pictorial history of mostly American dollhouses dating from the 1880s to the 1980s. Shown are products from many famous dollhouse companies, including N.D. Cass™, Arcade™, Meccano™, Lines Brothers™, Schoenhut™, Strombecker™, Wisconsin Toy™, Rich Toys™, Keystone™, Converse™, Tynietoy™, Renwal™, Marx™, Plasco™, Ideal™, Playsteel™, Built-Rite™, Nancy Forbes™, Tootsietoy™, and many other well-known firms. Of special interest are ads from companies not recognized in previous dollhouse books, including Cranford™, Elastic Tip™, Playroom Equipment™, Toy Gro Educational Toys™, Playskool Institute™, Vista™, Melco Toys™, and many more. A special chapter illustrating magazine and newspaper plans for building dollhouses is included to help with the identification of handmade houses and furnishings. This unique book will help new and old collectors alike research their beloved dollhouses and dollhouse furniture.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 209 | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764321122 | Binding: soft cover


This marks Dian Zillner’s thirteenth book for Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Other related books include American Dollhouses and Furniture From the 20th Century, Furnished Dollhouses 1880s-1980s, and International Dollhouses & Accessories 1880s to 1980s. Dian is a retired librarian and lives in Colorado.