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 Vintage Toy Shop Kit-of-the-Month
 for 1:12 Dollhouse Scale (1" scale)
 Easy-to-Make Pre-printed Kits


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Month 12: Vintage Dolls
 
Each easy-to-make, pre-printed kit contains at least one toy inspired by the beauty and craftsmanship of yester-year. Each is printed on  top quality paper and engineering provide strength and display beautiful color and clarity.

This is a 12-month subscription for 1:12 scale toys (1 inch scale dollhouse). A payment is automatically deducted by PayPal each month. You may start your subscription at any time and the subscription will always begin with Kit #1.

In order to keep the price down and the postage to a minimum, you are asked to supply any very common extras that may be required other than the pre-printed kits, such as seed beads, pins, and a little bit of sheet balsa wood for example. These common items are found as a short list within each project's photo tutorial.

Photo tutorials are available on-line in the library and listed here under each project. Please read the important on-line tutorials for assembly tools and how-to detail cutting.

Having trouble placing an order?
Please contact Ann-Vanture@PaperMinis.com
 
Worldwide

pc1is036-pc1is047 ~ Vintage Toy Shop
$5.25 per month*
 


*NOTE: This is an 12-month commitment. Just like a magazine publisher selling subscriptions, I hope to realize a small profit only after all 12 issues are sold at this discount price and not a 'newsstand price'. The difference between the magazine publisher and a Paper Minis subscription is I let you purchase month-to-month and not all at once. Please complete your subscription. Thank you in advance, Ann-Vanture@PaperMinis.com 
  
FYI: Sizes of miniatures are given in millimeters for accuracy.
For your information 1"=25.4 mm

dollhouse scale: Railroad Story Book
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dollhouse scale: Railroad Story Book details
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bc1is005 ~ Railroad Story Book
This is a subscription sign-up bonus
McLoughlin Bros. Publishing circa 1907
(Extracts also taken from the 1898 McLoughin
book titled Railroad ABC Picture Book)

Size:
27mm x 20mm (cover), 25mm x 19mm (text page)

Description: True to all the McLoughlin Brothers’ children’s books, this one is beautifully illustrated. The miniature rendition is re-typeset using an appropriate font face titled Goudy Old Style, and the text layout is almost identical to the original full-sized book. The illustrations have been scrubbed, enhanced and color re-saturated to it’s original beauty.

Click here for on-line tutorial

 
 
Month 1. Little Red Riding Hood's Cottage (pc1is036)
Size: 40 mm high or 1.5" high
Dollhouse scale toy shop: Little Red Riding Hood's Cottage
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Month 1: Little Red Riding Hood's Cottage
Dollhouse scale: detail of  Little Red Riding Hood Cottage 1
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Dollhouse scale: detail of  Little Red Riding Hood Cottage 2
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Dollhouse scale: detail of  Little Red Riding Hood Cottage 3
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Dollhouse scale: detail of  Little Red Riding Hood Cottage 4
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Description:
The 'bones' of this project are from an antique French paper cottage. If you are familiar with the original, you will notice the inside has been improved and enhance. The construction has changed to make it easier to build and a fresher vintage Red Riding Hood and chickens have been added to the scene. Make sure you position Red so that you can see inside the door.

Click here for on-line tutorial
 
 
 
Month 2. Vintage Board Games (pc1is037)
Size:
40mmlx22mmdx6mmh (Nellie Bly box as sample size)
Dollhouse scale: Vintage Board Games
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Month 2: Vintage Board Games
 
Dollhouse scale: Nellie Bly game
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Dollhouse scale: Game spinner
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Dollhouse scale: fishing game
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Dollhouse scale: fishing game detail
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Dollhouse scale: tiddledy winks
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Description:
  This collection of games begins with the 'Round the World with Nellie Bly' working spinner game and double-sided game board and box featuring original composite artwork. Nellie is quite the real-life character and an early role-model for women...you should look her up on the internet! The second game is 'The Little Fisherman' and it also is a composite of vintage games. The fishing hole is simulated inside and out. It is hard to see in the photos, but the fish are actually on the poles' lines. The third game is an old favorite of Tiddledy Winks. The artwork is a composite of vintage Tiddledy Winks games. Conceivably you could flip a wink into the clown's mouth...if you have a mind to do so.

Extras included in the kit are a spare spinner and board and plenty of Tiddledy Winks in case you make a mistake.

You will need toothpicks and heavy thread.

 
Click here for on-line tutorial

 
 
Month 3. Medieval Castle (pc1is038)
Size:
 
42mmwx40mmdx77mmh (approximately 3” at the highest point)
Dollhouse scale: Medieval Castle front
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Dollhouse scale: Medieval Castle back
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Month 3: Medieval Castle
 
Description: 
Sturdy paper engineering of a fantasy Medieval castle, and it includes all the details one thinks of in the mind's eye such as: draw bridge, gate house, walled courtyard, 7 spires, flags and chained draw-bridge. Easy assembly and no tiny fiddly tabs.

You will need straight pins, colorful seed beads and a few inches of old necklace chain.

Click here for on-line tutorial


 
 
Month 4. Mixed Vintage Toys  (pc1is039)
Size:
 
20mmwx30mmh (Circus Procession Display Canister as sample size)

Dollhouse scale: Mixed Vintage Toys
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Month 4: Mixed Vintage Toys
 
 
Dollhouse scale: Fish kite and fire engine
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Dollhouse scale: drum with sticks & Humpty Dumpty rocking toy
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Dollhouse scale: canister for stick toys
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Dollhouse scale: stick toy detail
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Dollhouse scale: pin wheels
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Description:
  A collection of vintage toys and each has intrigue. In the collection are: 4 working wind-spinners (a.k.a. pin wheels); a Humpty-Dumpty rocking toy; fire truck; mouse in cage and a fish in bowl thaumatropes; a 3-d fish kite; 2 2-sided working phenakistoscopes (dancers, horse rider, leap frogs & bicyclist); circus procession canister for displaying stick toys; and, last but not east, is a very detailed drum with drum sticks.

You will need round and flat toothpicks, white seed beads and red seed beads, few inches of 2" wide x 1/16" thick balsa wood required.

Click here for on-line tutorial

 
 
Month 5. Art Deco Dollhouse's Dollhouse  (pc1is040)
Size:
 
51mmwx48mmhx27mmd (dollhouse)
 

Dollhouse scale: Art Deco Dollhouse's Dollhouse
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Month 5: Art Deco Dollhouse's Dollhouse
Dollhouse scale: art deco bedroom
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Dollhouse scale: Art Deco living room and kitchen
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Dollhouse scale: dollhouse back view
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Description: 
At less than 2" high, this dollhouse’s dollhouse comes complete with furniture. The design uses elements reminiscent of the cozy Art Deco style. The house is a sturdy, multi-thickness, paper-engineered structure with an unusual dormer opening. There are two 3-dimensional smaller dormers. The first floor living room has a stove, dining table, bookcase and easy chair. The bedroom has a vanity, bed and chair. Several of the pieces are unusual in construction, so a back-up spare for each has been included in the kit. No extra supplies are required for this project.

Extras included in the kit are spare chairs, roof, small dormer, and exterior house panel just in case you make a mistake.

Click here for on-line tutorial

 
 
 
Month 6. Puzzles and Pull-Toys  (pc1is041)
Size:
 
15mmwx25mmlx10mmh (puzzle blocks box as sample size)
 
Dollhouse scale: Puzzles and Pull-Toys
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Month 6: Puzzles and Pull-Toys
Dollhouse scale: Animal crazy cards
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Dollhouse scale: Baby Jumbo pull toy
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Dollhouse scale: pig pull toy
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Dollhouse scale: Little girls, puppies and kittens puzzle blocks
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Description:
  Kit includes six puzzle blocks featuring 6 pictures of kittens and puppies and has a lidded storage box; box of crazy cards with animals to mix and match--there are 12 animals for a total of 24 cards (card back has design to match box); pull-toy pig has a platform and 100% silk ribbon for neck bow, wheels do turn; vintage elephant pull-toy is free standing and wheels do turn. Included is an extra double set of wheels for the pull-toys and an extra set of patterns for cutting wood. A length of 100% silk ribbon is included for the pull-pig's neck bow.

Spare pull elephant and lots of extra wheels for both store bought and home made wheels are included just in case you make a mistake.

See the on-line tutorial for the items you will need on hand. Mainly you will need about 6" of 2"x1/16 thick balsa wood, yarn for pull cords and couple beads, self-dry clay like Crayola Model Magic for blocks.
 
Click here for on-line tutorial
 
 
 
Month 7. Books Just for Kids  (pc1is042)
Size:
 
35mmlx28mmwx28mmh (bookcase as a sample size)
 
Dollhouse scale: Books and bookcase just for kits
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Month 7: Books Just for Kids
 
Dollhouse scale: Punch and Judy bookcase
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Dollhouse scale: The First Circus book
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Dollhouse scale:  A Trip to Mother Goose Land fold-out book
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Dollhouse scale: The Roosevelt Bears book
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Dollhouse scale: Zebrology book
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Description:  The following books are included in the kit: The Roosevelt Bears with laminated cover, The First Circus plus a laminated cover, A Trip to Mother Goose Land fold-out book with laminated cover and 100% silk tie ribbon, Zebrology and floss for binding. Railroad book is the subscription sign-up bonus and is not in the kit but is shown in the photo. Kit also includes the pattern and end art for the bookcase.

You will need about 6" of 2" x 1/16" thick balsa wood and red craft paint.


Click here for on-line tutorial
 
 
 
Month 8. McLoughlin Brothers Pretty Village (pc1is043)
Size:
 
130mm wx65mm l (village platform). Tallest building is about 28mm high, shortest building is about 8mm high.
 
Dollhouse scale: McLoughlin Brothers Pretty Village and map base
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Month 8: McLoughlin Brothers Pretty Village
 
Dollhouse scale: Pretty Village buildings 1
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Dollhouse scale: Pretty Village buildings 2
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Dollhouse scale: Pretty Village buildings 3
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Dollhouse scale: Pretty Village buildings 4
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Description:
  The Paper Minis McLoughlin Brothers Pretty Village kit is a miniaturized version of the human scale paper toy designed in approximately 1900. This village is comprised of 17 buildings and a child's play tent. Along with the set is a re-creation of the original play platform. I had a black and white picture of the original and followed the design as close as possible. The detail of each building is incredibly good and a very easy and fun kit to make. FYI, there is an ornament of this village and platform for an acrylic fillable orb found on the Paper Minis ornament page.

Click here for on-line tutorial
 
 
 
Month 9. Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Theater (pc1is044)
Size:
 
55mmhx20mmdx53mmw (theater)
 
Dollhouse scale: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Theater Dollhouse scale: Theater curtain down
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Month 9: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Theater
 
Dollhouse scale: Theater Medieval style stage
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Dollhouse scale: Theater with furniture in place
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Dollhouse scale: 3 bears and their beds
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Dollhouse scale: Goldilocks table, chairs and porridge
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Dollhouse scale: theater curtain down
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Description: 
This tiny 2 inch theater is a fun composite of many vintage toy theaters. The stage is set-up as the interior of the three bears cottage, which Goldilocks 'visits.' there is a slit in the top of the theater made for the curtain and also for holding the guide rods for the 'puppets'. Kit comes with furniture for the staged play: small, medium and large beds and chairs; table has three stand-up porridge bowls. Flat puppets include Papa, Mama, Baby Bear and Goldilocks. Stage curtain slides up & down. Seed beads are required for the bed feet, round toothpicks for puppet rods and optional for curtain.

Extras included in the kit is a spare set of bears and Goldilocks just in case you make a mistake.

You will need toothpicks for handles.


Click here for on-line tutorial
 
 
 
Month 10. The Carousel (pc1is045)
Size:
65mmh (with flag) x 38mmw
 
Dollhouse scale: Victorian Carousel
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Month 10: The Carousel
 
Dollhouse scale: Carousel underside
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Dollhouse scale: Carousel top side
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Dollhouse scale: Carousel side
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Dollhouse scale: Carousel interior
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Description: 
A composite of vintage carousels including the famous Paris Carousel. This toy carousel actually turns! There are nine animals (the kit contains a spare set of animals) Middle spindle has vintage mirror art. Engineering is stable and parts are designed to be self-reinforced. Follow the on-line tutorial and you will not have trouble.

Extras included in the kit is a full set of spare animals in case you make a mistake.

You will need a round toothpick, metallic gold paint, black bead big enough to fit toothpick and large gold beads for ends of carousel posts

Click here for on-line tutorial
 
 
 
Month 11. Vintage Dolls (pc1is046)
Size:
37mm w x 32mm h x 12mm d (Raggedy Ann and Andy Box)
 
Dollhouse scale: Vintage Doll Collection
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Month 11: Vintage Dolls
 

Dollhouse scale: Raggedy Ann and Andy
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Dollhouse scale: Flagg white and black families
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Dollhouse scale: Kewpie Doll
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Dollhouse scale: Skookum Indian Princess
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Dollhouse scale: Four international tube dolls
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Description:  1940s-1960s doll collection. Four international tube dolls; Skookum Indian Princess doll; window-boxed: Kewpie Doll, Raggedy Ann and Andy, and Flagg white and black families for dollhouses. Sheet acetate for windows included. Follow the on-line tutorial and you will not have trouble.

Click here for on-line tutorial
 
 
 
Month 12. Toys for Boys and Girls (pc1is047)
Size: 
22mm w x 27mm h (Scootles paper doll book as sample)
 

Dollhouse scale: Toys for Boys and Girls
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Month 12: Toys for Boys and Girls
  
Dollhouse scale: Vintage airplane and touring cars
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Dollhouse scale: Art Seiden nesting blocks
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Dollhouse scale: Rose O’Neill Scootles paper doll book
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Dollhouse scale: Hermann Eichhorn boxed puzzle blocks
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Dollhouse scale: McLoughlin Brothers’ paper soldiers
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Description:
  8-pg Rose O’Neill Scootles and Kewpie paper doll book with 4 staging dolls and outfits; box of 6 pages of McLoughlin Brothers’ paper soldiers with 9 staging soldier ; 12 block puzzles with storage box displaying W. Germany artist Hermann Eichhorn’s fairy tale artwork; 2 vintage cars with moving wheels; 1 vintage seaplane with rotating propeller; 4 nesting blocks displaying middle-century artist Art Seiden’s work (blocks do nest perfectly).

Extras included in the kit are: spare staging soldiers, wheels for the cars, rotating seaplane propeller, and Scootles doll in case you make a mistake.


You will need self-drying clay like Crayola Model Magic for blocks, straight pin for airplane propeller.

Click here for on-line tutorial
 

 


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