Largest dollhouse built by former Lancaster County craftsman goes to auction; here’s how to bid | Entertainment
One of the most unique tiny homes ever built in Lancaster County is currently on the market. The three-story home features fully functional electric lighting, unique hardwood flooring, double wrap-around porches, and is 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
But we mean it when we say “small”.
The dollhouse was built by former West Lampeter Township craftsman and poultry farmer Benjamin Brubaker, who Denver-based Morphy Auctions describes as building 102 dollhouses between 1979 and 1999. Brubaker died in 2012 at the age of 98.
Morphy Auctions will facilitate the sale. The absent portion of the auction is currently open via morphyauctions.com. Live bidding takes place during Morphy’s General Toys and Collectibles Auction on August 9-10. The auction also includes hundreds of lots of games, robots and space toys, toy trucks, pedal cars, comic books and more.
The model available at Morphy Auctions, known as the Scarborough model, has 7,000 pieces, including individual shingle pieces. It weighs 75 pounds and is the tallest of all Brubaker builds.
According to the description on the Morphy Auctions website, most of Brubaker’s pieces were sold at charity auctions. This particular dollhouse was last sold in 1989 at an auction to benefit Lancaster Mennonite School for $2,000. The dollhouse, whose Morphy notes are in excellent condition, has an estimate of $2,000 to $4,000.
Learn more about the dollhouse here.
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