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Doll's house made by Frans and Christina Bosdyk, 1997-2006

This is a doll's house and contents made from wood, metal, ceramics and glass by Frans and Christina Bosdyk of Picton, New South Wales, between 1997 and 2006. The house and contents is made from 1:10 to 1:12 scale, with 20 rooms and a working electrical system for lighting. The style of the building and rooms span a period ...

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Radcliff-system piccolo used by Richard Chugg, 1913

This is a Radcliff-system piccolo of sharp pitch made by Rudall Carte of London in 1913 and used by Richard Chugg. It is made of cocus wood and has silver keys.

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Doll's house and contents, 1942-47

This doll's house is a fully-furnished two-storey five-room miniature timber building made in Australia. It has a cream-painted asymmetrical exterior with three gables decorated in imitation half timbering. The windows are painted to resemble leadlight glazing and the surrounding timber work, front door and double garage ...

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Dinky cars, buses, aircraft and accessories, 1934-40

This is a set of Dinky Toys metal toy cars, buses, aircraft and accessories, manufactured by Meccano, England between 1934 and 1940. They are die-cast miniatures, and painted in a range of bright colours.

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Toy model Native Americans, 1908-35

These are toy model Native Americans and other items, including two groups of chiefs and braves. The full set is not shown, but includes 12 hollow-cast lead figures made by Britains Ltd and another eight figures made by an unknown manufacturer. The figures made by Britains include figures on foot and mounted on horses. ...

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Nomura Toys 'Century Hot Rod', 1950s

This friction-operated tin-printed toy vehicle is a two-seat roadster, with a large engine bay and engine, which is exposed without a bonnet. It was made by Nomura Toys in Japan during the 1950s. The engine is particularly detailed while a pair of oversized engine rockers sit prominently on top. The car has tin-printed ...

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Clinker Toy construction set, 1950s

This is a Clinker Toy construction set made in Australia in the 1950s. It includes a one-page instructional leaflet and a cardboard mailing-tube-style storage container. Beside the leaflet and container are pink and green wooden spools and a number of plain sticks or dowels of various lengths. The spools are approximately ...

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Nomura toy fire engine, 1950s

This is a friction-operated tin-printed tin-plated American style fire engine marked 'F.D. 112' (Fire Department 112) made by Nomura Toys of Japan at some time between 1950 and 1960. One fireman wearing a cap sits in the left-hand drive cab and drives the truck while two other firemen wearing helmets stand on special platforms ...

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Brick City construction set, 1950s

This is a 1950s Brick City plastic-block toy set, including the cardboard storage cylinder, several white blocks, white picket fences and a green door. The cylinder has a metal lid and an illustration of a woman, man and three children smiling over several completed model buildings. The label on the cylinder reads: 'BRICK ...

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JNF Mercedes-Benz toy car, 1951-62

This is a toy model Mercedes-Benz type 300 Adenauer limousine, made by JNF in West Germany between 1951 and 1962. The car is a four-door sedan (the doors do not open) and the body is white-enamelled tin plate with metal radiator, headlamps, front and rear bumper bars and wheels. In its original condition, the car would ...

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Toy Nike Missile, 1955-58

This is a toy Nike Missile with its original box. It was made between 1955 and 1958. The toy comprises a plastic tube shaped like a missile with a red nose-cone and white barrel. Inside the missile is a folded parachute. On the ground is a strong rubber band with a yellow plastic handle similar to a sling shot. The label ...

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Albula mountain railway tin toy, 1920-35

This is an Albula mountain railway tin toy manufactured between 1920 and 1935. It comprises a two-level railway system on which a clockwork rail motor progresses from one level to the other by means of a pivoting 'rack' rail. The track is finished in green enamel and the stanchions in red, and the rail motor is tin-printed ...

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Mettoy jack-in-the-box, c1955

This toy clown jack-in-the-box was made by Mettoy Playthings of England around 1955. It comprises a tin-plated cube with a small plastic handle on the side. When the crank handle is wound several times the spring inside is compressed and the tune 'Pop Goes the Weasel' is played. The spring, covered in red and white striped ...

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Hand-decorated toy boxes containing blocks and plastic toys, 1955-60

These two toy boxes, made in Australia between 1955 and 1960, have hinged lids and are used to store wooden blocks and toys. Both are decorated with handmade collages of images from women's magazines. The boxes are made of timber with some of the surfaces finished in bright enamel colours including red, purple, pink, turquoise ...

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Schuco 'Kommando Anno 2000' toy car, 1938-41

This 'Kommando Anno 2000' toy four-door sedan was manufactured in Germany by Schuco around 1938-41. It is finished in black enamelled tin, is voice-activated and operates by clockwork. It has a chrome radiator, bumper bars, wheels and a split windscreen. The wing bonnets can be raised to reveal a tin-printed lithographed ...

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Egyptian worker ushabtis, 945-715 BCE

This is a worker ushabtis, made at some stage between 945 and 715 BCE. The male mummiform figure is made of Egyptian faience with a blue glaze finish. The figure is shown wearing a headdress and 'seshed' headband knotted at the back. The body is wrapped in bandages with only the head and arms visible, crossed left over ...

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Egyptian overseer ushabtis, 1070-712 BCE

This is an overseer ushabtis, made in Egypt sometime between 1070 and 712 BCE. The male mummiform figure is made of Egyptian faience with an exterior pale turquoise-blue glaze. The figure is shown wearing a short headdress and black painted 'seshed' headband knotted at the back. A vertical column of hieroglyphs are handpainted ...

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Toy clockwork car, 1906

This is a tin toy car that was manufactured from tin plate by Georges Carette and Co in Germany in 1906. The toy features an early automotive body style reminiscent of a horsedrawn vehicle. It has carriage lamps next to the windscreen, no doors, a coal scuttle-shaped louvred bonnet and large artillery wheels with solid ...

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Tipp toy racing car, 1932-39

This is a toy left-hand-drive racing car made of tin plate with tin-printed details and tab-and-slot construction. The toy was manufactured by Tipp and Co in Germany sometime between 1932 and 1939. Tin-printed details include exhaust extractors from the engine, a radiator and a belt across the long bonnet. The wheels are ...

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KT toy garage, c1934

This is a tin-plated toy double garage with yellow walls and a red roof, manufactured in Japan by the company KT around 1934. The doors for the front of the structure have been removed and are lost. To the right of the garage is a red car hoist that can be raised and lowered with a small handle. The outside walls of the ...