Dolls house built by WWI soldier sells for £1,000



2015-09-04 09:22:49

An anonymous buyer has paid £1,000 for a dolls house built by a World War One soldier after it failed to sell at auction.

The dolls house was built using materiels from Zeppelin bomb sites around Sheffield by a soldier whose name remains a mystery to this day.

All that is known about the soldier is that he started lodging with the Smith family of Sheffield sometime in 1916, where he remained for a number of years and that he built the house as a means of comforting the families young daughters during the war.

The house had originally failed to attract the reserve price at auction with Hansons Auctioneers last month, who went on to sell it to a private buyer for £1,000. 


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