General

All items on this page are of various scales and include not only genuine antique and vintage items, but also KT Miniatures handmade vintage style miniatures too.  For ease I have given measurements and where possible also stated what scale I think the item is. Many old dolls houses do not conform and scale is a mismatch. In this case, my advice would be to forget about scale and simply fill your little abodes with what you like.


c1950s Johillco Lead Kennel & Bulldog @ £11.50

Here a circa 1950s lead green painted kennel and white bulldog with black patches, believed to be by Johillco. It is marked MADE IN ENGLAND underneath the kennel. Overall, this is in a relatively good played with condition, with some wear to the paintwork.  Kennel measures 1 1/2″ long x 1″ wide x 1 5/8″ high. Bulldog is tiny and measures 1 1/4″ long x 3/4″ high.

Ref: Johillco Bulldog & Kennel

Although 1/32 scale, this could be useful in an old dolls house where scale does not matter


c1920s Metal Candle Holder @ £7.50 RESERVED

Here is a delightful old painted metal candle holder, originating from the 1920s. You can just see the remnants of a pretty green and red handpainted design on the inside of the base. However although there is much paint loss as you can see, this is still a delightful little accessory for your old dolls house. Measures 3/4″ in diameter and 3/8″ high.

Ref: 1920s Metal Candle Holder

Suitable for both 1/12th scale and 1/16th scale dolls house


c1920s German Metal Stick Telephone @ £16.50 RESERVED

Here is c1920s German metal telephone, of the upright stick version. The separate black painted receiver is connected by black thread and sits snugly onto the hook on the  main metal body. This is in a good played with condition. There is considerable paint loss off the black receiver and the black thread is a replacement, otherwise this is in a good played with condition. Measures 2″ high.

Ref: Old German Stick Phone

Suitable for old dolls house where scale does not matter


Antique German Art Nouveau Metal Candle Holder @ £9.95 RESERVED

Here is a lovely antique German metal Art Nouveau candle holder, complete with handle. The style and decor is very much of that era, and the previous owner acquired this in the 1920s. A candle fits in at the top. There is still residue of an old  wax birthday cake candle that once stood in this and which, if scraped out,  could be replaced with another wax birthday cake candle,  if you could lay your hands on one? This candle holder is in a good played with condition. Measures just over 1 1/2″ high.

Ref: Art Nouveau Candle Holder Round Base

Suitable for old dolls house where scale does not matter


Antique Green Czech Glass Frog Charm @ £9.50 SOLD

Here is an unusual and pretty antique Czech green glass frog charm, with original tiny metal collar and link. He is a handsome little frog and is in a good played with condition. Could be useful to someone. Measures 3/4″ high.

Ref: Green Czech Frog Charm

Suitable for old dolls house where scale does not matter


Vintage Style KT Miniatures Handmade Mixed Fixed Arrangement For Shed, Outhouse Or Scullery @ £21.00

Here is a fixed arrangement made by KT Miniatures comprising of a c1920s/30s printed box filled with old newspapers and old seed cataglogue, and old style biscuit tin, assortment of tins and packets, aged to look old plus a brown glass bottle. All items have been fixed down to old sheets of  newspaper, and has been designed to be used either on a cupboard top, floor, shelf etc. of an old shed, outhouse or even scullery. Overall length measures 2 1/2″ x overall depth 1 1/4″ x highest point 1 1/2″.

Ref: Mixed Handmade Arrangement

Suitable For 1/12th Scale Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


“Let’s Play School” By KT Miniatures @ £38.00

With the birth of my first grandchild on the horizon I have been putting thought into framed pictures for the nursery. Anyway….one thing led to another and I extended the idea further capturing childhood nostalgia from a bygone age for us grown ups.

Yep, just for a bit of fun…I came up with this called “Let’s Play School” , a shallow 3D picture box frame painted in a gold finish, backed  with a vintage children’s book illustration of a child teaching her toys, edged with antique lace. In the foreground there are  numerous KT Miniatures handmade miniature books, toy elephant on wheels and assorted child ephemera all fixed into place.  All are eagerly facing teacher and listening intensely!  A commercially made aged teddy and a delightful hand knitted doll (which I have had for so long I have forgotten who made it) all fixed into place…..just for a bit of fun! A tiny cardboard “Let’s Play School” nameplate has been fixed to the lower front. This has a  prop at the back of the frame  so has been designed to sit on a shelf.

Measures 6  3/4″ long x 4  3/4″wide x 1 1/8″ deep.

Ref: Let’s Play School

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS SOLD AS A COLLECTORS ITEM ONLY AND IS MOST DEFINITELY NOT A TOY. IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN’S HANDS AS THE FRAME IS GLAZED WITH GLASS PLUS THERE ARE TINY OBJECTS INSIDE WHICH IF CAME LOOSE, COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUNG CHILDREN. PLEASE KEEP WELL OUT OF REACH OF YOUNG CHILDREN. 


“Playtime In The Nursery” By KT Miniatures @ £38.00

And here is a second  shallow 3D picture box frame painted in a gold finish, backed  with a vintage children’s book illustration of two girls playing with their toys, edged with antique lace. In the foreground there is a KT Miniatures handmade set of vintage nursery bricks, a dog on wheels, assorted books including a colouring book with pages – all fixed into place.  A commercially made sailor toy  (which I have also had for so long I have forgotten who made it)  fixed into place.  A tiny cardboard “Playtime In The Nursery” nameplate has been fixed to the lower front. This has a  prop at the back of the frame  so has been designed to sit on a shelf.

Measures 6  3/4″ long x 4  3/4″wide x 1 1/8″ deep.

Ref: Playtime In The Nursery

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS SOLD AS A COLLECTORS ITEM ONLY AND IS MOST DEFINITELY NOT A TOY. IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN’S HANDS AS THE FRAME IS GLAZED WITH GLASS PLUS THERE ARE TINY OBJECTS INSIDE WHICH IF CAME LOOSE, COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUNG CHILDREN. PLEASE KEEP WELL OUT OF REACH OF YOUNG CHILDREN.


Large Scale c1900 Miniature ” My Morning Counsellor” Book @ £8.00 SOLD

Here is a very old miniature book of scripture verse, printed by Oxford University Press London:Henry Frowde in 1900. Please note that this is a large scale miniature book which measures 1 7/8″ wide x 2 1/4″ long, so would suit an old dolls house of large scale or where scale does not matter. I would describe this as being in a relatively good played with condition. It is still fully bound but there is at least one page that has been ripped out as far as I can see near the front of the book, as shown in the photo – hence the price reflects this. But nevertheless, this could be a rather nice addition to your antique or vintage dolls house or could even be used with an old doll? Is actually quite an attractive exterior.

Ref: My Morning Counsellor Book

Suitable for large scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter


Handmade Vintage Style Camping Scene @ £67.00 (offers in the region of)

This is the 1/12th scale prototype of a camping scene that my workshop colleague Robin Britton and I created last year for the  Dolls House & Miniatures Scene Magazine as a “how to make project”.  A series of instructions appeared over consecutive issues, starting in the May 2015 issue (No 252). It is now surplus to requirements and really must go. Please note that this can be posted but due to its construction it is rather fragile so if you would prefer to collect in person from me here in Thame you are very welcome to, at a mutually convenient time.

This versatile scene had been inspired by books from our childhood such as ‘Swallows & Amazons’ and ‘The Famous Five’ but could be used in a variety of ways.

The base is made from MDF and we used a variety of ordinary household and natural materials to create this landscaped scene, tent and accessories. The old fashioned aged white canvas tent was based on an illustration found in a c1939 Army & Navy Stores Handbook, and was made from the leg of a pair of old M&S trousers! There is a campfire and various accessories consisting of a handmade  can of baked beans, a vintage Dol-Toi saucepan filled with our miniature baked beans, a handmade aged white billycan and two vintage Dol-Toi metal plates. At the back of the scene is a uniquely made hedge and impromptu washing line with a pair of socks hanging down. Inside the tent there are two rather old fashioned beige sleeping bags.   There is also a tiny candle in a jar attached to a tall stick standing guard in front of an enormous “tree trunk”.  All items are completely fixed apart from the campfire accessories.

Of course this scene could be butted up against an old dolls house, but it would make an ideal backdrop for a scouting or guiding scene, or perhaps a vintage childhood scene to stage some old dolls, or how about a miniature teddy bears picnic? You could add additional bits and pieces to this scene and adapt it to suit. With Christmas coming up this could be a perfect present for someone or why not treat yourself? This has been displayed at various events over several months and since the last one earlier this year it has been stored in a box. Hence it has been well travelled and after one fraught journey, I randomly discovered that the tent could be gently plumped up and back into a nice shape from the inside using the handle of my hairbrush very gently. But now it is time to bid farewell to this little scene and we would really like it to go to a good home. Perhaps even a club may wish to purchase for a club project? Serious offers in the region of the quoted price considered.

The base measures 12″ x 12″ and the tent stands at a height of 3 3/4″.

Ref: Camping Scene

1/12th scale


Vintage Brass Candle Holder @ £4.00

This is a vintage brass candleholder which has been well used. It did have an old birthday cake candle in but I had to remove it as it had disintegrated due to having been lit on numerous occasions (I can’t think by a child though…surely)! There is marking on the candleholder where melted wax has fallen but which I removed, but to be honest the real aging gives this a more authentic look. Measures 1″ in diameter and 5/8″ high.

Ref: Brass Candle Holder

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter


Six Vintage Large Scale Toy Store Kiddicraft Cans @ £18.00 SOLD

I was in two minds whether to put these under the Kitchen category but then decided that any KT Miniatures’ customers would most probably purchase them for an old miniature shop or store, hence they are under this category instead. Please note that they are large scale.

Here is a lovely  vintage set of six large scale cans  constructed from card with tin lids and bases. Each can has a replica of a specific tinned Heinz food and believed to be from the 1950s. On each label in tiny writing it states “This KIDDICRAFT MINIATURE contains sugar sweets“. I have tried to remove one or two of the lids but they seem to be stuck with age and I have not tried further as I do not wish to damage them.  I doubt very much if any sweets are still inside! The lids are a little marked and rusty, so too some of the labels show sign of a little wear. The Oxtail Soup has 1/ written in pen on the back (means one shilling in old money) plus the Green Pea Soup has a tiny indentation on one side but not very noticeable.  There is an Oxtail Soup, Vegetable Salad, Green Pea Soup, Spaghetti, Tomato Soup and Vegetable Soup. These cans measure 1 1/2” high so most definitely for the larger scale miniature shop or dolls house. These just do not come along very often in such good condition, so if you are a miniature shop collector, these could be ideal for you.

Ref: Six Kiddicraft Heinz Tins

Suitable for large scale miniature shop/store


Assortment Of Vintage Large Scale Toy Store Bottles & Packaging, (Including Kiddicraft) @ £32.00 (Eleven Pieces) SOLD

I was in two minds whether to put these under the Kitchen category but then decided that KT Miniatures’ customers would most probably purchase them for an old miniature shop or store, hence they are under this category instead. Please note that they are large scale.

Here is a lovely  vintage set of five large scale cans constructed from card with tin lids and bases, two glorious glass bottles, three large scale packets plus a small bar of replica chocolate. All are believed to originate from the 1950s.

The Ovaltine, Shippams Cornish Pilchards and Red Heart Dog Food each have on their label in tiny writing  “This KIDDICRAFT MINIATURE contains sugar sweets“. I have tried to remove one or two of the lids but they seem to be stuck with age and I have not tried further as I do not wish to damage them.  I doubt very much if any sweets are still inside! The lids are a little marked and rusty, so too some of the labels show sign of a little wear. I don’t think any of the other items in this set are from Kiddicraft.

There is  a Nestles can, of cream I presume, but the writing is in French I think. This too has a tin lid and base. Plus there is a taller and thinner can of Sifta Table Salt, also with a tin lid but card base. There is a green ridged bottle with a Stergene lable around the outside, plus a taller clear bottle with two separate Sunfresh labels on the front…absolutely delightful! There is also a large oversized Bisto Gravy packet, an Atora Shredded Beef Suet packet, a very large and think Lux packet and finally last but not least, a replica bar of Cadburys Dairy Milk with a wooden insert. Overall these pieces are in a good played with condition, some marking on the labels and a little rust on some of the lids.

If you have a miniature store or shop, then this is a fabulous opportunity to purchase additional vintage packaging that just does not come along very often.

To give you an indication on size, measuresments as follows:

Stergene Bottle – 2 3/8″ high, Sunfresh Bottle – 3″ high, Ovaltine – 1 7/8″, Shippams Pilchards & Dog Food – 1 1/2″, Sifta – 2″, Nestle – 1 1/4″, Bisto – 3″ high, Atora – 2″ wide x 1 1/4″ high, Lux – 2 3/4″ high, Chocolate – 1 1/4″ long.

Ref:Vintage Toy Store Bottles & Packaging

Suitable for large scale miniature shop/store


Antique Decorative Metal Vase @ £6.95

This is a curious item indeed. I have no idea of age or origin, so all I can do is describe as seen.

Here is a quite chunky decorative metal large scale vase, very old – maybe even late 1800s. It is in a well played with and quite tarnished condition, but still quite charming. The inside rim appears quite rough. It stands at a height of 1 3/4″.

Ref: Antique Decorative Metal Vase

Suitable for larger scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter


cLate 1800s White Glass Vase With Hint Of Original Green Leaf Pattern @ £14.00

This is a very old late 1800s pretty milk white glass vase with a handle and the remnants of original green leaf pattern on the side, believed to be mid to late Victorian. Measures just under 1 1/2″ high.

Ref:TRAY 1-White Vase

Suitable For 1/12th Scale Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter Or Larger Scale Dolls House


Larger Antique Silver Glass German Candelabra @ £18.00

This is an antique German glass candelabra. The central body and base havea silver coloured coating over the top and the candles are pure white glass with a red tint at the wick end. Measures just under 2 1/2″ in total height so quite big but lovely. Generally I would say this is in good played with condition with some wearing away of the silver coating.

Ref:TRAY 14 – Larger Candelabra

Possibly Suitable For 1/12th Scale Or Larger Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


c1930s Metal Phone – Large Scale (Tiny Toy?) @ £18.00

This is a lovely and quite rare metal phone painted black, either of German origin or perhaps a Tiny Toy item? The hand receiver is attached by a thread to the main body and the whole item is in a good played with condition, although please note that there is a hole on the right hand side of the main body (metal fatigue?) plus a little wear to the paintwork. Measures 1 5/8″ wide x 7/8″ deep x 1 1/4″ high when receiver is in place.

Ref:A- Black Metal Phone

Suitable For Slightly Larger Antique Or Vintage Dolls House Or Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


Vintage Metal Phone – Large Scale @ £16.50

This is an attractive slightly large scale vintage metal telephone, maker or exact age unknown. In good played with condition, some wear to the paintwork – particularly on the receiver. . The receiver lifts off and is attached to the main body by coloured thread. Measures approx.1 1/14″ base width x 1 1/2″ base depth x 1″ height.

Ref:A-Metal Phone

Suitable For Slightly Larger Antique Or Vintage Dolls House Or Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


KT Miniatures Handmade Vintage Style Heavily Aged Filled Trunk @ £55.00

This style of filled trunk has proved popular in the past so I have made another slight variation of one. Here is a vintage style heavily aged green painted wooden trunk with lid that can be perched half open onto the vintage brass candlestick or dropped right over the back so it is wide open, if you wish. Inside it is filled with a 1920s/30s German pewter plate/saucer, antique brass candlestick, all kinds of vintage ephemera including photos, old WW1 newspapers, vintage style handmade books, old Union Jack flag spilling out over the top and old “clothes”/rags too. Around the front are further old newspapers, handmade books, c1920s/30s style dog toy on wheels, aged printed box, tiny vintage style screw box, etc. . All items are fixed.

The whole of the base arrangment extends a total width of 4 1/4″ x right out to the front to a total floor space of 2 3/4”. Height with lid perched half open whilst resting on the candlestick measures just over 3 1/4″ If the lid is perched open and completely upright the whole piece will measure 3 1/2″ tall.

Ref: Heavily Aged Trunk Filled

Suitable For 1/12th Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


Two Old Beakers – Ideal Plant Tubs etc. @ £3.95

These came with the Oxford Collection, so I can only surmise what the previous little owners used these for, but I supose thinking laterally they could be used as miniature plant tubs, laundry basket, etc.? One is an attractive black and gold coloured cardboard beaker, the other is an early kind of hard plastic “Hilary Page Kiddicraft Stacking Beaker”. Both are in a good played with condition, some wear. For indication on size, the cardboard beaker measures 1/34″ in diameter x 1 1/2″ high.

Ref:A-Two Tubs

Suitable For 1/12th Scale Or Possibly 1/16th Scale


KT Miniatures Handmade Arrangement Of Vintage Style Ephemera, Books & Photo Album @ 16.00

This fixed arrangement is quite versatile and designed to be used on top or underneath a cupboard, underneath a bed  or simply placed on floor to stand alone. Included in this arrangement is a vintage style photo album opened, two aged vintage style books – the top one being the c1930s Golden Wonder Book with ripped tatty cover, various vintage photos, old Daily Sketch newspaper, old envelopes and ephemera. Overall width measures just under 3″ x 1 3/4″ deep x overall height 1/2″.

Ref: Ephemera With Books & Album

©Copyright KT Miniatures Exclusive Design

Suitable For 1/12th Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


Rare c1947-1952 Large Irish Glass Watering Can @ £5.00

This rare glass watering can was purchased during 1947 – 1952 and bought in an Irish shop. Please note that this is a little larger than the normal 1/12th scale so please check measurements before ordering. Is in a good played with condition and measures 2″ high.

Ref:A- Large Glass Watering Can

Suitable More For A Larger Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


Vintage Kiddicraft Players Cigarette Packet & Mock Cigarettes  SOLD

Here is a vintage large scale mock Players cigarette packet complete with push-out insert and 19 mock cigarettes, believed to have been manufactured by Kiddicraft. The cigarettes are made from some sort of hard plastic. In a good played with condition….some wear and a tiny short tear to one end of the packet flap but nothing too detrimental. Measures 1 1/8″ long x just under 1 1/4″ wide

Ref:A- Kiddicraft Cigarettes & Packet

Large Scale Suitable For A Vintage Miniature Shop Or A Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


Large Vintage Rug @ £4.00

Here is a very nice homemade vintage rug ie. vintage material that has been frayed and stitched along the edged. No idea of age but came with a mixture of vintage dolls house furniture ranging from 1930s – 1960s era. A little threadbare in patches but helps with the character! Measures 13″ x 12″.

Ref:A- Large Vintage Rug

Suitable For 1/12th Scale Or 1/16th Scale


Antique Large Scale Speckled Clear Glass Oil Lamp @ £14.00

This is an antique clear glass oil lamp with white speckles…..quite unusual and attractive. It is very tall so large scale. In a good played with condition, some wear plus please note that there is a tiny cork that has fallen right into the base. This measures 4″ tall so will suit a large scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter.

Ref:TRAY 3 – Clear Glass Oil Lamp

Suitable For Large Scale Antique Dolls House Or Even Doll Size


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