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Dollhouse & Miniature & Toy Collection Sale

Eileen Rhoads Presents The Carolyn Sunstein Collection Dollhouse & Miniature & Toy Auction on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, beginning at – 9 a.m. (The Preview will be held Friday, March 26, noon to 5 p.m.) The auction will take place at Rhoads & Rhoads Auction Center in Spring City, Pennsylvania.

Carolyn Sunstein was a patron of the arts, co-founder of the Philadelphia Miniaturia Show, as well as an expert on miniature silver. As such, she assembled one of the most illustrious collections of miniatures in the United States. Her expertise in miniature silver is reflected in the compilation of the miniature silver offered. “We were fortunate to work with Carolyn before her passing,” says Eileen Rhoads, “and the memory of her pride in showing her collection will remain with us forever. While visiting with Carolyn we remarked about how she might miss her collection. Her reply was ‘Come into this room, you haven’t seen anything yet!’”

Eileen continues, “As she turned on the lights of the mahogany breakfront, we recall that the sparkle of her silver was surpassed only by the sparkle in her eyes,” “This, is my collection,” she said.

“And now,” says Eileen, “we are thrilled and thankful for the opportunity to offer this rare and important collection, in it’s entirety, a memorial, as it were, to one of most important ladies of miniatures of our time.”

The auction will include: Automatons, Toys, Child-Size Period Furniture, Artisan Miniatures, Vintage Miniatures, Glassware, Miniature Art Glass, Over 500 pieces of Miniature Sterling Silver, David Clayton, and many other early Artisan pieces, Room Boxes, Vickerman Dollhouse, Victorian Dolls’ Houses, French Doll Accessories, Candy Containers Collection, Vintage Miniature Books, Vienna Bronzes, Children’s Vintage Transferware Doll Dishes, just to mention a few items!