I have never written a guide before, and seem to be the first (inventing a catagory). So please do bear with me!!
I have been purchasing both Vintage and Hand made dolls house items for a time now, and I do hope it is appropriate for me to advise some of the best people on ebay for you, if this is your hobby/obsession!!
Hand made items are a real joy, not only for the buyer, but also for the seller, as most of the sellers of hand made miniatures put much time and care into their workmanship! I have repeatedly purchased items like these from sellers such as jamnatmat and flea567. I am of the opinion that such high quality workmanship will result in these stunning items becoming collectable in the future. These are MUST SEE items!! Quality and detail are breathtaking! Don`t be reluctat to mix these items with those of Vintage status!!!
One of the individuals I strongly advise those starting to collect Vintage miniature items would be short-paws, very helpful lady, and a keen collector, passionate about her subject, and very polite!
I am personally still very much in the process of forming a Vintage collection, and it can be hard to know what you are looking at, in scale, and quality. All advice is vital when starting out!
I will se how this posting goes, and may return, there are so many superb individuals out there. Does anyone have any opinions on the very best of the best?