Q: I have a pasteboard dollhouse designed and made by Transogram Co. of New York. It’s in reasonable shape. I think it’s from the 1920s or ’30s. It’s a two-story house with a front that opens up and a removable roof. The lower level is red brick and the second floor has yellow siding. The furniture inside is wooden and is definitely ’20s and ’30s vintage. Does the furnished dollhouse have any value or should I just pitch it?
A: Don’t pitch it. Transogram Co. was founded by Charles S. Raizen in 1915. It made toys, play sets, games, craft sets and juvenile and playroom furniture. Raizen died in 1967 and the company was run by his family until it was sold in 1969. It closed shortly afterwards. Old dollhouses, even cardboard houses, sell to collectors. A little wear is OK.