The little Sailor is 6" tall and I obtained him from England many years ago.
The Sailor is in excellent condition and I also have the Box too which is also excellent.
I've since had a look at UK e-Bay at similar dolls and they are basically in very poor condition- so, I'm pleased that I own a 'Mint' Rogart Sailor.
I obtained this little wooden Lighthouse from a fishing village in the UK- the Village of 'Polperro' on the coast of Cornwall. We visited Polperro in April- May 2015 and found the village to be adorable.
If your ever near the Cornish Coast - Polperro and Portscatho are well recommended.
SEASIDE TREASURE CHEST.
I obtained this lovely decorated chest locally at McCarthur Square about four years ago.
The chest looks as though the lid is tied down with the net - though it opens instead.
The Dutch Boy and Girl belong to my Partner (Chris) - and are form Chris' visit to Amsterdam in 1975. We visited Amsterdam in June of 2015 and I was tempted to buy another set of Dolls similar to Chris' - I wished I had. The little dolls are 6" tall. I've been looking at 8" tall Dutch Dolls from overseas and although similar are indeed different.
The LITTLE ANGEL.
About fifteen years ago we were visiting the small coastal village of 'Milton' down the South Coast- at one of the 'Loft' shops there was this Little Angel figure - with two broken wings - I bought the ornament and when home repaired the figure with Araldite....I think this Little Angel brings me luck.
The Statue is from the Fishing Township of 'Ulladulla' on the South Coast.
I obtained the Mermaid -probably sixteen years ago with the intention of painting it copper or bronze - though never got around to it. The Mermaid is very well sculptured and quite heavy.
The BLUE FISH.
I bought the Ceramic Fish from the small Quarry-men's Cottages at 'Kiama' many years ago now. The ornament is a constant reminder of Kiama and similar towns and villages along the South Coast of NSW.
The concept model is about 1/6th the size of my main larger model to be built.
The Airship is a little special as I cut the pine wood for it at our local 'Mens Shed'.
Also, the wood I used was donated by my friend Greg Jacques from his Air-Freight Crate Factory- which he has since sold.
My LUNDBY Airship SAILORS.
These are special. The Dolls are Swedish and are 110mm Tall -being 1:16th Scale.
I do have other Lundby Dolls to convert for my Dolls' House Airship.
The MAMOD -MM2.
This little Sationary Steam Engine is a very special toy.
It is fifty one years old and in excellent condition.
I obtained the engine from Gainsville Florida USA. Having been manufactured in England- you can say this little Mamod has been around the World.
The Disney 1/6th Doll is my latest purchase.
Certainly a delightful Doll- beautiful in fact - very special as I admire the 1964 Mary Poppins movie -staring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke.
S.S. Cormorant and my 1:16th Airial Sailors.
Close up detail of my Collection.
The 1/6th Doll was purchased from Victoria- though originally it had been brought over to Australia from New York (USA).
Detail of the 'Sleeping Eyes' Amsterdam Dolls.
Detail photo of the S.S. CORMORANT Steam Airship of 1868.
My STUDY WALL.
I've printed a few Posters from favorite Movies to decorate my Study.
I found this photo on the Net which does show the actual colors -better than what I've taken.
I have also included this photo as I am reluctant to take the figure out of the box.
Perhaps one day I will retreive Mary Poppins from the Display Box.
Well- that is about it.
Hope you enjoyed and like my small Collection of my special things.
Until next time.