Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A royal Lundby treasure!



Dollhouse collector Colleen from Canada was extremely fortunate to find a Queen’s Silver Jubilee Royal Lounge set—complete and mint in the box! Lundby produced this set in very limited quantities in celebration of British Queen Elizabeth’s 25th year of accession to the throne in 1977.


As far as I can tell, this set is not shown in any Lundby catalogue. It’s one of those extremely elusive and rare items that most Lundby collectors can only dream of laying their hands on.

The set includes a sofa, a coffee table, and two arm chairs:




All are marked with the Silver Jubilee logo. Here’s a look at the official logo:

The set also includes a gold-framed portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip:


Colleen found the set in the antique shop of a friend who thought it would sell during the Queen’s Golden Jubilee this year. Colleen almost left the store without the set but decided to treat herself for her birthday.

A collector of mostly 1:12 scale dollhouses and furniture, Colleen says she has always been attracted to high quality miniatures. She adds the Royal Jubliee lounge to one other Lundby set she found at a yard sale. Now she’s interested in acquiring and furnishing a Lundby dollhouse.

Happy birthday, Colleen, and best wishes for many more happy years…of collecting Lundby!

7 comments:

  1. This is so cool!! I'm in Canada. I am going to look for one. Thanks for the info!!

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  2. You're very welcome! I hope you find one soon. :^)

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  3. Wow, what a great find Colleen.
    Happy collecting!

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  4. I have a question for ya...I am restoring an old Lundby. I have no idea the age. There are jacketed holes in the back in each room, I assume for electrical lights. Can I purchase a new transformer and lights from Lundby and get this thing to work? Or do I need to find a vintage set? Thanks so much! Melissa

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  5. Good questions! Yes, those little holes are for the tiny plugs on Lundby lights. Lundby no longer makes a transformer for the U.S., so you could watch for a vintage Lundby transformer on eBay (if you find one to bid on, make sure to ask the seller if it is tested/working). Another option is to buy a new transformer designed for modern Lundby houses from Cheeky Monkey Toys (it will also work with vintage Lundby houses). Unfortunately, they are out of the U.S. version and have told me it's unlikely any more will be manufactured. But they do sell an Australian version with a converter for North American voltage:
    http://www.cheekymonkeytoys.com/buy/lund607011/australian-transformer-for-lundby-with-us-converter/
    For more info on Lundby electrics, please check out my page: http://sites.google.com/site/vintagelundby/electrics-lighting
    If you're looking for vintage Lundby lights (and furniture, people, etc.) I have some for sale here:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/116233834274762017841/LundbyToTradeSell?feat=directlink
    I hope that helps. Let me know if you have other questions!

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  6. You are very welcome. Have fun with your restoration!

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