Some more irrevocable than others......
In the workroom, I've finally begun the long-awaited makeover, which at some point will necessitate completely emptying the room to facilitate re-decorating and re-carpeting.
While I know that everything currently fits in that one room, I am sure that emptying it will cause all the stuff to expand exponentially, so that it will never all fit back in it again.
That is how stuff works.
Expansion by stealth.
So I've been casting my eye over the contents with a view to further downsizing. By far the things I have most of are magazines.
My magazine collection dates back to the mid 1970s up to the mid 2000s and contains many rare gems and now defunct publications.
In the past I have toyed with the notion of listing them individually, on Ebay, or on our website, but having counted them today, and discovering that I have around 500 (YES FIVE HUNDRED!) I've rather lost my enthusiasm for that idea.
For example, I have every issue of the late lamented Home Miniaturist magazine. There is also a quantity of the highly respected, excellent and now also defunct International Doll's House News magazine.
I have first and subsequent issues of Doll's House World, Doll's House & Miniature Scene and The Doll's House Magazine.
My specialist miniature doll magazines include issues of Dolls in Miniature and Dainty Doll's Newsletter, both of which are replete with patterns and ideas for mini doll dressing.
Most are in mint condition, having been read once, then filed away in magazine storage boxes.
I want to sell them all as one lot. Please don't email me asking for a specific copy of Doll's House World from 1993, or issues 23, 47 and 86 of DHMS. I will have to bite you.
The entire collection is for sale for £250. No offers. No cherry picking. At just 50p per copy that's an absolute bargain. You can fill the gaps in your own collections or sell them on, or even, if you have oceans of time, energy and enthusiasm, list them one by one on Ebay and make a small fortune.
There is just one proviso..... they are for collection only from St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. On collection the lucky buyer can expect a cup of tea and a cake, not to mention the pleasure of having Small Dog sit on their lap.
Bargain or what........?!
A tiny sample of the titles on offer.......