A little while ago this dolls house appeared on ebay:
|The post on the right of the verandah roof appears wonky - it's not fixed at the base, just sits in position, and can shift a bit. I thought I'd positioned it so it was straight, but obviously not!|
It was described as "made for the 2nd series of "Skippy", so I contacted the seller to find out more. She replied,
My late husband was a cameraman in the second series of Skippy. The dolls house was made by the set builders for the set - The dolls house was used in the house where the children lived I believe. My late husband brought it home for my daughter after the series ended.
The seller very kindly offered to pack it for freighting from Brisbane, so I was able to buy it!
As the seller also said in the auction listing, it is pretty basic - most of the detail is on the front. It's quite big - the base is 30" (76.5 cm) wide and 14" (about 35.5 cm) deep, while the roofline is 33" wide by 18" deep. It's about 26 1/2" (about 67.5) high to the top of the higher roof ridges.
The inside is bare stained plywood:
There are four rooms, two with roof heights of about 12" (30 cm), and two about 18" (45 cm) high. Apart from the height, the dimensions of the rooms are about 1/12th scale - about 10" (25.5 cm) deep, and (going left to right in the picture above), 9 1/4" (23.5 cm), 10" (25.5 cm) and 10 1/4" (26 cm) wide.
There are arched doorways cut between the lower rooms:
The doorways are 7 1/4" (about 18.5 cm) high. (The front door is 7" (17.75 cm) high.)
The seller didn't know which episode(s) of Series 2 the dolls house appeared in - I've only watched one episode, and didn't spot it, so I'll have to check out some more.
The roof - thin strips of ply simulate roof capping.
I don't know if I'll furnish this dolls house - or perhaps find some figures for the verandah. What do you think?