Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection

Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection


Brief Description

Alderfer Auction Presents the Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection with the cooperation of Eileen Rhoads.

Three Auctions: Wed., July 19th, Thurs., July 20th and Sat., July 22nd.

Click on ‘Details’ tab for times, preview and pickup information.





Auction Schedule

Online Bidding Only

Begins: Saturday, July 08, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

Ends: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

Online Bidding Only

Begins: Saturday, July 08, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

Ends: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

Live On-Site Auction with Online Bidding

Begins: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

Ends: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT

Location: 501 Fairgrounds Road, Hatfield, PA 19440



Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection – Three Auctions!

Online bidding begins Saturday, July 8th at

Part I: Online Only: Bid through Auction Close Wednesday, July 19th at 12:00 PM ET; 

Part II: Simulcast Auction: Live in our Auction Gallery and Online Thursday, July 20th at 12:00 PM ET; 

Part III: Online Only: Bid through Auction Close Saturday, July 22nd at 12:00 PM ET. 

Preview:  Mon. July 17th  through Friday, July 21st: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Alderfer Auction Center. 

Pick Up: July 20th, 21st, 24th and 25th: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; 

Shipping: Inquire for details. 

The Smallsea Museum Collection was amassed over the last 25 years. It includes dollhouse shops and town structures, furniture, accessories, dollhouse dolls, and other 1:12 scale miniatures created by hundreds of international artists both from the present and years gone by.

The auction will include:

1,000 pieces of furniture and accessories including items for shops, a church, a newspaper, funeral parlor, and many more

40 custom buildings- many featured over the last 20 years in major dollhouse and miniature magazines, websites, and newspapers

500 dollhouse dolls- many custom made for Smallsea

25+ automobiles and trucks, custom-made horse-drawn wagons and coaches, peddler carts, and specialty street-vendor displays

Smallsea Circus, Summer Fair and Town Hall Christmas amusement and concession stalls, market vendor stalls and carts, an ice skating rink, skate shop and Christmas Emporium and market stall.


The following buildings will be featured:

A Little Bit of Time Watcher & Architect

Albert Square Barbers & Apartment

All Saints Church

Art Dealer Apartment, Lady of the Evening Apartment, Dance Studio, Fortune Teller

Baby Shop/Ballentyne Tea Merchant

Bakery Multi-Building: Bakery, Pet Shop, Barrister’s Office, Dentist

Bentinck Hotel

Brioni Family Tailors

Bruno Brothers Butchers & Flammer Fine Woodworking

Candy Palace & Apartment

Cock & bull Pub & Artist Studio

Davidoff Tobacco, News Agency & Apartment

Flying Inn Pub

Fox & Son Grocer

Frederick & Son Fishmonger

Grace Jewelers/Vivaldi’s Violin Shop

Grey’s Antiques; Property Agent, Servant Employment Office

 High Street Chemist & Doctor’s Office

 Items from the Department Store (Building Not in Auction: Items Only)

John Depp Hatter & Apartment

L. John and Son Silversmith

Lafayette Patisserie & LaBelle Salon

Mayfair Photography & Apartment

McDonnell Toys & Apartment

Miss Audrey’s Beaux Chapeaux

Miss Aurelie’s Dress Shop and Alterer

Old Mill Brewery

Olde Tea Shop & Baker’s Apartment

R I Peece Undertakers

Ristorante Palermo

Rose & Crown Inn

Samuel Family Building: Book Shop, Map & Print Shop, Samuel Apartment

Scenes from Wine & Spirits Shop (Building Not in Auction: Items Only)

Smallsea Firehouse

Smallsea Ironmonger, Post Office, Apartment

The Church School

The Commonwealth Bank

The Explorer’s Club

The Illustrated Smallsea News

The Mayor’s House

The Taxidermist/Sports Outfitter

Town Hall Interiors

Tremont Bridal Shop



Artists Include:

Alvaro Rodriquez & Paola Ojeda


Chrischelle Carriages

The Lincolns of Harrogate

Literature in Miniature

Lori Ann Potts

The Stocktons

Merry Gourmet

 Country Contrast

 Michael Mortimer

 Nantasy Fantasy

 Nicole Minnick

 Rainbow Hand

 Ray Storey

 Rosie Duck Designs

 Silvia Cucchi

 Steve Hilbert


 Sue Cook

 Susan Harmon

 Teresa Dudley

 Terry Curran

 Terry Harville

 The Getzans

 Valerie Cassons

 Warren Dick

 Veronique Cornish

 Vic Newey

 Tim Craft







Alice Zinn

 Ann Lucas

 Annie Willis

 Carol Bull

 Jill & Caroline Nix


 Georgina Ritson

 Judith Laird

 Julie Campbell

 Maria Narbon

 James Carrington

 Marcia Backstrom 

 Ellen Poitras

 Jill Bennet

 Maureen Thomas

 Sue Harrington

 Hermina Esteban



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