2 hours ago
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The house is mine!!
It needs some TLC, but that I can give it. I am so excited!!
MyReality.blogspot.com and read the posts from May 30, 2012 to June 4, 2012.
I bought this house and its contents last February from an Auction house in Maine. I paid for it (shipping too) and waited for it to be sent to me. I called and emailed the auction house several times but received no indication as to when I would get it.
Over a month later I finally managed to speak to someone in charge and was told that I couldn't have the house. It had been sold to me in error. It was being put up in a future auction and there was nothing I could do about it. I said I bought it, I paid for it and I want it, but to no avail. I was not happy, but I was going through chemotherapy at the time and had no energy to fight.
My dear friend, CM, went to bat for me when this house came up for sale again a few weeks ago. She posted about it on her blogs. She called and emailed all the dollhouse collectors and dealers we know. And she had me file a complaint with the Maine Attorney General.
While none of these valiant efforts stopped the re-sale of the dollhouse, CM got the support of the dollhouse collectors world and no one bid on the house except her. And she bought it for me!!!
I am so touched and moved by CM's kindness and the support of our collector community. Thank you, also, to Ann Meehan and her husband for picking it up for me. And, thank you all for being such great friends!
In a few weeks the elusive Tynietoy Townhouse will be ensconced in a place of honour in my home. Every time I look at it I will be reminded of the love and kindness of CM and of you all. It certainly is a special little house.
Posted by Shale at Thursday, June 21, 2012