Auctions — January 24, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Noel Barrett to auction Flora Gill Jacobs dollhouse collection

The cover of “The Small World of Antique Dolls’ Houses – Six Decades of Collecting Mansions, Cottages, Shops, Stables, Theaters, Churches – Even a Zoo!” by Flora Gill Jacobs, publisher Lake Isle Press. Much of Jacobs’ personal collection is documented in this book.
The cover of “The Small World of Antique Dolls’ Houses – Six Decades of Collecting Mansions, Cottages, Shops, Stables, Theaters, Churches – Even a Zoo!” by Flora Gill Jacobs, publisher Lake Isle Press. Much of Jacobs’ personal collection is documented in this book.
CARVERSVILLE, Pa. – Noel Barrett Auctions has been awarded the right to sell the late Flora Gill Jacobs’ private collection of dollhouses and miniatures, including shops and miniature furnishings. The collection will be apportioned into 700 lots for an April 11-12, 2014 auction in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

The sale of contents from Jacobs’ world-famous Washington Dolls’ House & Toy Museum in 2004 was a landmark event. The upcoming auction of the private collection Jacobs displayed in her home is expected to attract just as much attention. Most of Jacobs’ prized personal collection was featured in “The Small World of Antique Dolls’ Houses – Six Decades of Collecting,” one of five reference books she authored. Jacobs died on June 12, 2006 at the age of 87.

“It is a tremendous honor for us to be auctioning such an important collection. Mrs. Jacobs was an internationally respected authority on antique dollhouses and singlehandedly defined the hobby for two generations of collectors,” said Noel Barrett.

Additional auction details will be available soon at Noel Barrett’s website: www.noelbarrett.com.

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