89-year-old to offload vast dolls’ house collection

An 89-year-old who has amassed an incredible collection of 30 vintage dolls’ houses during her lifetime is to auction off her impressive collection in Newcastle shortly.vintage dolls house collection

Nora Boll was given her first house by her mother when she was aged just two back in 1925, and since that time has put a great deal of time and effort into her hobby, which eventually led to her accumulating a range of items which auctioneer John Anderson says is the biggest he has ever seen.

The retired physiotherapist is expected to receive a great deal of money for the treasured objects when they come under the hammer, and she has expressed her hope that the collection is taken on by either another enthusiast or a museum.

Whilst the sale of the houses and their contents may go towards the purchase of mobility aids such as curved stairlifts to help Mrs Boll enjoy her future in comfort, any money that is raised is unlikely to be as valuable as the enjoyment her pastime has given her over almost 90 years.

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