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.


Rare c1950s Metal Lawnmower@ £45.00

This is a rare and quite delightful painted metal lawnmower,  precise maker is unknown but interestingly it came with the deckchair seen below and the green paint used on both are an exact match, so  I suspect they were made by the same manufacturer.  We know that the lawnmower was brought out as part of a miniature garden series by a distributing company called B&S (no relation to Barrett & son) but the exact maker is unknown. It has been suggested to me that they may have been made by DCMT but I have not been able to substantiate this as yet. There is no makers mark on this lawnmower.  It is fully intact with the moveable grass box and moveable rollers. Overall this is in a good played with condition, some wear to the paintwork. When you push it along it all the rollers and cogs move in synchronisation….wonderful! Measures 2 1/2″ high x 4 1/4″ long x 1 1/4″ wide.

Ref: Metal Lawnmower

Possibly suitable for both 1/16th  and 1/12th scale dolls house


Rare c1950s Deckchair @ £18.00

This is a rare and quite delightful deckchair, precise maker is unknown but it came with the above lawnmower and  the green paint used on both are an exact match, so  I suspect they were made by the same manufacturer.  We know that the lawnmower was brought out as part of a miniature garden series by a distributing company called B&S (no relation to Barrett & son) but the exact maker is unknown. It has been suggested to me that they may have been made by DCMT but I have not been able to substantiate this as yet. There is no makers mark on this deckchair. The deckchair has a green painted metal frame and bright orange material seat which has been stapled to the frame. It erects beautifully and similarly collapses beautifully, just like a real deckchair. The material has a stain down the centre but other than that, it is in a relatively good played with condition. Measures just over 2 1/2″ in height when erected with a sitting height of 1 1/8″.

Ref: 1950s Deckchair

Possibly suitable for both 1/16th  and 1/12th scale dolls house


c1950s DCMT Garden Roller @ £10.50

Here is a very nice painted metal garden roller marked MADE IN ENGLAND DCMT LTD. The heavy metal rollers actually roll when pushed long. It is in a good played with condition, some wear. Measures just under 3″ long x 1 1/2″ at widest point.

Ref: DCMT Garden Roller

Possibly suitable for both 1/16th  and 1/12th scale dolls house


c1950s J Hill & Co Two Swans, Reeds & Round Mirror Pond @ £18.00 SOLD

This came with a set of old 1950s Britains lead garden but after a little research now believe the lead swans to have been made by J Hill & Co, so too the freestanding lead reed type vegetation. The mirror is just an old, slightly tarnished round mirror that has been so cleverly used as a pond to great effect. What a delightful set this is and could be useful with an old miniature garden scene or possibly alongside an old dolls house. The mirror measures 3 1/2″ in diameter, the swans each measure 1 3/4″ long x 1 3/8″ high. The lead reeds measure 1 7/8″ long x 1 1/4″ high.

Ref: Two J Hill Swans, Reeds & Mirror Pond

Possibly suitable for both 1/12th and 1/16th scale dolls house


Unknown Make Vintage Water Carrier @ £12.50 SOLD

This could be a useful addition for your own dolls house. It came with the above DCMT garden roller but although the roller was clearly marked by the manufacturer, this water carrier does not have any identifying makers mark at all. It is of metal construcitons, the rotating wheels are rubber. The actual water tank can be removed from the frame. Overall this is in a good played with condition. Measures 3 1/2″ long x 1 7/8″ wide x just under 2″ high.

Ref: Vintage Water Carrier

Possibly suitable for both 1/12th and 1/16th scale dolls house


Five Pieces Of Vintage Wooden Walls With Brick Detail  @ £15.00

These vintage pieces of wood with painted brick detail came along with some vintage dolls house items of mixed eras. I have no idea of the maker or exact age these are and can only describe as seen. They are in a good played with condition, some wear to the exterior. Could be useful for use in a miniature garden or with an old dolls house. Each piece measures 4″ wide x 5/8″ deep x 1 1/4″ high.

Ref: Five Pieces Of  Wall

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


Five Vintage Large Scale Toy Store Kiddicraft Cans Plus Two Packets @ £18.00

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.

This set comprises of five miniature tins (tin lid and base plus cardboard main body),  made by Kiddicraft as follows: Batchelors Dwarf Processed Peas, Batchelors Bigga Processed Peas, Batchelors Cooked Butter Beans, Libbys Orange Juice, Libbys Grapefruit Juice. There are also two miniature cardboard packets made by Kiddicraft as follows: Stork Margarine, Fernleaf New Zealand Butter. These are believed to have originated around the 1950s, possibly early 1960s? All are in a relatively good played with condition, some wear. Please note, as seen in the photo, that the tin base is missing from the Libbys Grapefruit Juice can, all others are intact albeit a tad rusty. Each can measures 1 1/2″ high x 1 1/8″ in diameter,  so quite big. Each packet is the same dimension, measuring 1 3/8″ long x  7/8″ high x 3/8″ deep.

Ref: Vintage Kiddicraft Tins & Packets

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


Vintage Miniature Watercolour Landscape Picture @ £9.50 SOLD

Here is a delightful miniature watercolour landscape fixed to a commercially made metal miniature frame. The metal frame detail is  moulded and as one with the backing. The charming homemade watercolour picture looks like it had been originally painted on art paper to fit this frame, then cut out and glued inside the frame directly to the backing. Maybe an older relative had painted this for the young owner? The picture is simple but delightful,  with a scene incorporating a tree, fence, landscape and birds in the sky.  I do not know  how old this is and can only describe as I see, but  it came off the wall of a late 1940s homemade dolls house that was played with over a couple of generations and which had had a makeover in around the 1970s/80s.  You can see the wallpaper residue still on the back of the picture. I have kept this for quite some time with the intention of using it for myself but after 8 years or so, it is still in a box so I think it is time to let it go.  My gut feeling is that this frame probably originates from the 1970s/1980s? There is a little tarnishing to the frame. Nice item. Measures 1 3/8″ wide x 1 1/8″ height.

Ref:Vintage Watercolour Landscape

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


Vintage Miniature Watercolour Tulip In A Vase Picture @ £8.50 RESERVED

Here is a delightful miniature watercolour tulip in a vase picture fixed to a commercially made metal miniature frame. The metal frame detail is  moulded and as one with the backing. The charming homemade watercolour picture looks like it had been originally painted on art paper to fit this frame, then cut out and glued inside the frame directly to the backing. Maybe an older relative had painted this for the young owner? The picture is simple but delightful,  with a scene of red tulips in a blue vase.  I do not know  how old this is and can only describe as I see, but  it came off the wall of a late 1940s homemade dolls house that was played with over a couple of generations and which had had a makeover in around the 1970s/80s.  I have kept this for quite some time with the intention of using it for myself but after 8 years or so, it is still in a box so I think it is time to let it go.  My gut feeling is that this frame probably originates from the 1970s/1980s? There is a little tarnishing to the frame. Nice item. Measures 1 3/8″ high x 1 1/8″ wide

Ref:Vintage Tulip  Picture

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


c1920s Long Glazed Picture @ £7.50 SOLD

Here is a long  glazed picture from the 1920s, came with a collection of items from that era. The framed black and white image is of a child looking into a grandfather clock case, at the foot of a grand staircase . This looks to be charmingly homemade, with proper glass glazing and the “framing” is simply old brown paper strips which has been glued over the uneven glass edges. The back has been covered with more brown paper and the original hanging cottons are now completely shredded, so will need replacing. Please note that this has not been perfectly made, the edges of the framework are not absolute, but there is something delightfully charming about this. Measures 2 5/8″ high x 1 3/8″ wide. Nice item.

Ref: Long Glazed Picture

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


c1920s Small Glazed Picture @ £6.50 SOLD

Here is a small glazed picture from the 1920s, came with a collection of items from that era. The framed image is of a black and white rural  landscape including sheep and cottages. This looks to be charmingly homemade, with proper glass glazing and the “framing” is simply old brown paper strips which has been glued over the uneven glass edges. The back has been covered with more brown paper and the original hanging cottons are now completely shredded, so will need replacing. Please note that this has not been perfectly made, the edges of the framework are not absolute, but there is something delightfully charming and childlike about this slightly crudely made picture. Measures 1 3/4″ wide x 1 3/8″ high.

Ref: Small Glazed Picture

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


Vintage Kiddicraft Players Cigarette Packet & Mock Cigarettes  @ £9.95

Here is a vintage large scale mock Players cigarette packet complete with push-out insert and 20 mock cigarettes, believed to have been manufactured by Kiddicraft. The cigarettes are made from some sort of hard plastic. In a relatively good played with condition….some wear and as you can see from the photo, the top  end of the packet flap has come away from the main body, but if the flap is pushed into the packet it kind of stays in place. 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


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 SOLD

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 SOLD

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 SOLD

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


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


“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 REAL GLASS PLUS THERE ARE TINY OBJECTS INSIDE WHICH IF BECAME LOOSE, COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUNG CHILDREN. PLEASE KEEP WELL OUT OF REACH OF YOUNG CHILDREN.


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 SOLD

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 candle holder 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


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


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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