Front Cover of The Only Complete Petite Princess Reference Guide
About The Guide
The Complete Reference Guide to Idealís 1964 and 1965 Petite Princess and Princess Patti Dollhouse Furniture is a comprehensive guide to Idealís Petite Princess and Princess Patti Dollhouse Furniture collections, featuring information and pictures on these exquisite dollhouse furniture lines. Included in this all-inclusive reference guide are historical insights into the marketing of Idealís Petite Princess and Princess Patti products, theory on the demise of the Ideal Toy Corporation, commentaries and collections of present-day ďprincesses,Ē identification tips, full-color inventory sections on Idealís Petite Princess and Princess Patti Furniture lines, and tips on how to find these products in mint condition.
This complete 8 1/2" X 11" "Coffee Table" style softcover Reference Guide includes timelines of Idealís 1964 Petite Princess and 1965 Princess Patti Furniture lines and over 500 color photographs, with a full-color photo on every page. The 33-page inventory section features photographs of over 100 furniture pieces sold for these mid-1960ís era dollhouse furniture lines.
Special attention is given to those pieces often missing from Petite Princess and Princess Patti collections, including possible prototypes and extremely rare pieces. Finally, an appendix containing photographs of Idealís Petite Princess and Princess Patti Original Trade Catalogs accompany this book. This book is a must for any dollhouse furniture collector or aficionado of the Petite Princess and Princess Patti Furniture lines.
This practical, yet humorous book, is an easy reading ďpeople friendlyĒ book. After all, it was written by two teachers, from one end of the United States to the other!
What's In The Book?
A comprehensive 33-page Inventory Section of over 100 photographs serves as an Identification Guide and includes:
45 color photographs of all available furniture pieces with their original boxes and accessories from the 1964 Petite Princess Fantasy Furniture line
38 color photographs of all available furniture pieces with their original boxes and accessories from the 1965 Princess Patti Furniture line
19 color photographs feature rarely seen Princess Patti boxed room groups
The Identification Guide of Fake Petite Princess Pieces helps avoid future purchase errors. Comparative photographs with Petite Princess and Hong Kong knock-offs include:
20 different ĺ inch scale Redbox furniture pieces
Ĺ inch scale Blue-Box furniture pieces
The Identification Guide to Idealís Colonial Mansion Vinyl Dollhouses provides information on the contents of these 1960ís era dollhouses and include:
The Original Sears Catalog Advertisements for each Vinyl Dollhouse
Photographs of each Vinyl Dollhouse furnished with Petite Princess or Redbox furniture pieces
Close-up photographs of the two Bathroom additions sold in the 1968 & 1969 Colonial Mansion Vinyl Dollhouses
The ďrealĒ Dollhouse Families residing in Idealís Vinyl Dollhouses
A 17-page Appendix Section with photographs of Idealís Original Trade Catalogs features rare advertisements on Petite Princess and Princess Patti products including:
1964 Petite Princess Dealer Catalog
1965 Princess Patti Dealer Catalog
1965 Princess Patti House Dealer Ad
1965 Princess Patti Trade Sheets
Idealís TV Tie-In Campaign Advertisements
Idealís 1964 Dealer Reference Booklet
Idealís 1964 Petite Princess Castle Display Deals
Further Benefits to Fellow Princesses and Princes:
Practical tips for collectors on how to acquire Idealís best.
Historical information and marketing strategies on the Ideal Toy Corporation
Personal Stories and Collections from Fellow Princesses and Princes Worldwide
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