Online Bidding Starts Saturday, July 8th.
Alderfer Auction Presents the Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection with the cooperation of Eileen Rhoads. 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.
Three Auctions: Wed., July 19th, Thurs., July 20th and Sat., July 22nd.
Part I: Alderfer Online Auction: Bid Online beginning Saturday, July 8th through Auction Close Wednesday, July 19th at 12:00 PM ET.
Part II: Alderfer Simulcast Auction: Pre-Bid beginning Saturday, July 8th and Bid Live at Alderfer Auction Center and Online Thursday, July 20th at 12:00 PM ET.
Part III: Alderfer Online Auction: Bid Online beginning Saturday, July 8th 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 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
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
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 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
Alvaro Rodriquez & Paola Ojeda
The Lincolns of Harrogate
Literature in Miniature
Lori Ann Potts
Rosie Duck Designs
Jill & Caroline Nix