RESOURCE BOOKS & GUIDES for Dollhouses and Dollhouse Furniture



KAGE DOLLHOUSE FURNITURE 1938-1948:  Kage Dollhouse Furniture 1938-1948 is a 40 page book with over 115 color photos documenting the style changes of this company from Depression era Art Deco through the more cozy traditional style popular during World War II. Kage furniture is still findable and perfect for furnishing vintage dollhouses such as Rich or Keystone.

Softcover 8x10 in, 40 pages or instant PDF version at Blurb.com
Published September 22, 2016
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 THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO STROMBECKER DOLLHOUSES AND FURNITURE 1931-1961:  A complete guide to all of the dollhouse items produced by one of the most prolific toy makers in America. This book documents the style changes over three decades from the first furniture introduced in the Great Depression through Art Deco to Mid-Century Modern pieces sold with contemporary dollhouses. There are 158 pages with over 360 photos including boxed sets, catalog pages, and advertisements.

Softcover 8×10 in, 158 pages or instant PDF version at Blurb.com
Published Jan 24, 2017
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SCHOENHUT DOLLHOUSE FURNITURE 1928-1934: A complete guide to the often misidentified dollhouse furniture made by the A. Schoenhut Co. of Philadelphia from 1928-1934.

Softcover 8×10 in, 56 pages or instant PDF version at Blurb.com
Published May 17, 2017

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AMERICAN ART DECO DOLLHOUSE FURNITURE of the 1930s Lincoln, Miniaform, Jaymar, and Toy Tinkers:  This book is a guide to dollhouse furniture made in the Art Deco and Moderne styles by four American toy companies. Unpopular at the time, but rare and desirable today, this furniture runs the gamut from fantasy pieces to copies of 1930s tubular chrome furniture. Making this furniture during the Great Depression was a bold move by these manufacturers. Would American children want such ultra modern, unorthodox furniture? The answer then was "no' - but we know you will!

Softcover 8×10 in, 42 Pages  or  Instant PDF version at Blurb.com  
Published June 11, 2017
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RICH TOYS Buildings 1935-1962:  Rich Toys Buildings is a guide to the miniature buildings made for children by the Rich Toys Company in Iowa and Mississippi. In includes forts, garages, service stations, train stations, airports, barns, and even a barbeque stand, documented by catalogs and advertisements. It is a companion to Rich Toys Dollhouses by the same authors.

Softcover 8×10 in, 48 Pages at Blurb.com
Published June 11, 2017




RICH TOYS Dollhouses 1935-1962:   Rich Toys Dollhouses 1935-1962 is a complete guide to collecting the more than one hundred different models and variations made by one of America's most prolific toy makers. There are 224 pages with over five hundred photographs, including exteriors and interiors of each design, as well as advertisements, vintage photographs, and documentation from the Rich company. Patty Cooper is the author of several books on collecting dollhouses. JoAnn Belanger is an expert on restoring vintage dollhouses. Iowan Rita Goranson has been researching and writing about the Rich Toys Company for decades. 

Softcover 8×10 in, 224 Pages at Blurb.com
Published July 05, 2017
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R. BLISS MFG. CO. DOLLHOUSES FURNITURE & BUILDINGS also NEAR BLISS & GUTTER: This book is a comprehensive guide to the lithographed paper over wood dollhouses, furniture, and toy buildings made by the R. Bliss Company over more than three decades. It includes dollhouses made by two other companies which are often misidentified a Bliss.

Softcover 10×8 in, 150 Pages or Instant PDF version at Blurb.com
Published Sep 10, 2017
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Dollhouse Furniture made by WISCONSIN TOY COMPANY and MENASHA WOODENWARE 1920s – 1930s:  During the 1920s and 1930s, two Wisconsin companies made dollhouse furniture which is highly sought by collectors today. This 74 page book, with over two hundred photos, is the first complete guide to the furniture made by each company.
Softcover  8×10 in, 76 Pages or Instant PDF version at Blurb.com
Published July 06, 2018
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RESTORING Vintage Masonite DOLLHOUSES:  If you are a collector of vintage Masonite dollhouses, especially Rich Toy Co. or Keystone of Boston, this book will give you some ideas about how to restore your dollhouse to look more attractive when ready to be put on display.
Softcover 8×10 in, 24 Pages
Published Mar 28, 2017
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