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Papier-mâché crumb tray

Papier-mâché crumb tray with wooden brush. Pale green with blue and gold decoration of a large bird, frogs and plants. Papier-mâché was used in the second quarter of the 19th century for a variety of household furnishings.

Heubach German porcelain doll

  Heubach German porcelain doll. The head is badly cracked and taped together. The face is clear, but the doll’s eyes are loose and need to be reset. All parts are separate. The composition body is in need of repair. The doll has an open mouth with one tooth and …

Armand Marseille doll

My Dream baby doll AM 351 The doll has a bisque head, sleep eyes, painted lashes and two bottom teeth. The doll’s head has been repaired. The composition body in good condition The lawn dress has pink embroidery and appears to be the original clothes. The doll was purchased from …

Spice Container

Tin spice container containing six round spice tins labelled Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ginger, Allspice, Cloves and Pepper.

Dressing table set

Pink glass art deco style dressing table set with a rectangular tray, lidded bowl, perfume atomizer and perfume bottle with chrome tops.

Wax Doll

  This wax doll was owned by Elizabeth Annie Robshaw. It has a waxed head and legs with composition arms and hands. The cotton body has sawdust filling. The doll is dressed in cotton lace fabric. There are three cotton petticoats. One of lace and pintucks and two plain petticoats. …

Monthly meeting

2.00 p.m. on Friday June 7 in the TAFE Theatrette, McCrae St Bendigo.Monthly Members’ meeting. All Welcome.Speaker  Racquel Kerr from the Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation. Her topic will be “Reconciliation and the work of the the Dja Dja Wurrung in Bendigo”.

Early French Boudoir doll

Composite face legs and arms. Painted features. Hair – possibly real, dark brown colour. Doll dressed in royal purple gown. Long sleeves with lace cuff. Faux fur collar around V shaped neckline at front and squared collar at back. Lace trim across front of neckline. Faux fur trim across centre …

Ella Nicholls Wedding Dress

Wedding dress worn by Ella Nicholls at her marriage to James Mitchell on 12.1.1915. James Mitchell is listed as a shearing contractor on electoral rolls 1919 at 11 Wellington St Geelong 1927 – 1967 in Bendigo First at 49 Neale St (now demolished and part of Kennington Oval precinct) Then …

Sealing set

The “Georgian” sealing set in a blue leather covered box with a brass clasp. Contents include a crucible, wax seals, matches and a spirit burner. The inside of the lid is lined with blue silk. Gold lettering reads “Patent No. 30394/10 Third Hand Patents Ltd 881 City Rd E.C. Donated …