Parting with a Collection of Miniatures?

Are you ready to do some winter cleaning for a fresh start to the new year? Do you have minis that you are ready for someone else to love? Here are some options to consider:

NAME is seeking donations for the monthly online Estate Auction. If you are looking to downsize your collection or dispose of an item or more, please consider donating it to NAME. Donations of miniature furnishings, accessories, building materials, and tools are encouraged. NAME does not accept large dollhouses because they are difficult to store and move. For local inquiries, please contact the NAME N2 Region Coordinator, Barbara Thornton-Hill. If you are located outside of the N2 region, email Rhonda Keef.

Selling, a Facebook selling group/marketplace, or an estate business may be helpful if you’re selling a large dollhouse.

If you are located in Northern California, you may wish to try the following:

  • Annual miniature flea market held in March/April in Morgan Hill, CA (contact Ruth Heisch).
  • The Elegant Dollhouse shop in Sacramento, CA offers a parking lot sale on the first Sunday of May. Contact Barbara Taplin, ‭(916) 484-0411‬. Barbara also purchases and sells miniature/dollhouse estates.
  • Debbie Heard in Lodi, CA, offers appraisals and may purchase some items. website.

This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.