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 Post subject: Miniature TV (doll house) Collectors
PostPosted: Jan Thu 11, 2018 3:08 am 
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I also collect miniature (dollhouse and other small fake) radios and gramophones besides regular radios. I recently came into possession of a bunch of miniature TVs? How would a person go about finding someone that collects these?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Miniature TV (doll house) Collectors
PostPosted: Jan Thu 11, 2018 6:16 am 
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I had a girlfriend who collected scale miniatures. There are several publications on the subject and they have many conventions throughout the year across the country. I would suggest trying to find a few of the magazines as a first step.
I do know that any collectors will want to know the exact size of the miniatures you have.

Edit: after re-reading your post I guess you already know about miniature collecting. You might try photographing and listing some of them in our Classified section. As I recall, many of those miniatures were quite expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Miniature TV (doll house) Collectors
PostPosted: Jan Thu 11, 2018 12:06 pm 
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Yep, I own a real original doll house TV shop, with record corner, radios and TVs!
It is british made from the 80s.
Some puppets are included.

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 Post subject: Re: Miniature TV (doll house) Collectors
PostPosted: Jan Thu 11, 2018 5:07 pm 
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SIXMILLION DOLLARMAN wrote:
Yep, I own a real original doll house TV shop, with record corner, radios and TVs!
It is british made from the 80s.
Some puppets are included.

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Pictures? Sounds fun. Makes me think of adding a TV/Radio repair shop to my Christmas Village.


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 Post subject: Re: Miniature TV (doll house) Collectors
PostPosted: Jan Thu 11, 2018 7:25 pm 
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Yes, O.K. I shall do it in the near future!
Ihave these miniture TVs in my collection:
- A few sets which you hold against the light and by turning
a wheel you see porn pictures of women :roll:
BUT I WILL SHOW ONLY THE SETS! :mrgreen:
Something like that:
http://deerbe.com/category/210-antiquit ... index.html

-Another one has a dual picture on the front when moving,
but is good to sharpen pencils!

This one is the hotest:
https://www.google.de/search?q=spielzeu ... SgPl8C-jdM:

I have it, it has wind-up sound and a batteriy to light up a film which runs
behind the screen.
It is made in Germany in the 50s, hard to find/expensive here, I
bought mine from Uruguay!
So it is a real television set! / for children. :mrgreen:
BTW, the knobs are original radio knobs! :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Miniature TV (doll house) Collectors
PostPosted: Jan Thu 11, 2018 8:52 pm 
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Fun stuff! I'm going to have to keep an eye out. Looking forward to the pictures!


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 Post subject: Re: Miniature TV (doll house) Collectors
PostPosted: Jan Fri 12, 2018 2:52 am 
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Several decades ago I was briefly introduced to 1/12 scale miniature "room" creations. As some of you obviously know, unlike a doll house intended for a child to play with, a miniature room is intended to recreate a real room's look quite accurately, and to notable detail. As a hobby (or passion) is seems not unlike recreating realistic prototype scenes on a model train layout. The rooms have, for example, wallpaper, carpet, furniture, working lighting, etc., all of which can be quite authentic looking - and expensive.

Anyway...I thought then, and suggest now to anyone with more talent than I, that a vintage "pocket tv" could be turned into a reasonable, working model of an older rear projection TV box. I had hoped to reduce the "cabinet" size by discarding the plastic shell, battery compartment, antenna, earphone jack, etc., then adding a miniature speaker, and fashioning a "cabinet" from balsa sheet, stained appropriately. (A better craftsman might prefer fine wood.) The TV could be powered by the standard low voltage "room" power (suitably adjusted), and a signal (RF, or maybe even audio and video), could be supplied. These TV's are easily obtained at garage sale prices.

It's an obvious idea. Does anybody have pictures of this being done?

Also...somebody please supply a link to the exquisite miniature radio/tv repair shops discussed here some time ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Miniature TV (doll house) Collectors
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My 2 cents, back in the 60s Knotts Berry Farm had a collection of Doll Houses, in one of them they had a miniature TV that actually worked, I don't what the screen size was, but possibly 1". Wonder if its still on display?

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 Post subject: Re: Miniature TV (doll house) Collectors
PostPosted: Jan Mon 15, 2018 4:41 am 
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My Thanks to all that left a reply!!

Johnnysan... no I really don't know anything about miniatures at all. I just love to collect these little fake radios. However, I will take your suggestion and do some research into the miniatures world and I will also get them unpacked and post them in the classified section. I am really just looking to get them to someone who would appreciate them as much as the gentleman did that I got them from. Thanks for all our help!!

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 Post subject: Re: Miniature TV (doll house) Collectors
PostPosted: Jan Tue 23, 2018 8:40 pm 
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You can even get miniature dollhouse TVs with necked CRTs.

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