condition: excellent make / manufacturer: David Winter
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For sale is 3 David Winter Cottages: Devoncombe, Little Market, and The Village Shop. All are 1st year productions. Moving this weekend. If you want them, contact me right away.
David Winter cottages, which were created by artist John Hine in 1980, are one of the three fastest-appreciating, contemporary, limited-edition collectibles in the United States. Because Mr. Hine retires each piece at will, collectors never know which items are likely to be worth more than others. This strategy suggests simply buying each new collection as it is released.
Each cottage was purchased new in Maine from a U.S. authorized dealer. For a short time, they were displayed in enclosed glass display cubes, away from direct sunlight. They've not been handled beyond being taken out of the box and then when they were packed away. All can be described as being in pristine, mint, as-new condition. All cottages have a certificate of authenticity.
Listed below are the details and specs for each David Winter cottage. Check out the pics!
* Devoncombe ~ West Country Collection
Issued 1986 at $73
Retired 1994 at $110
Price today $47.99
Measures 5" high, 5.875" wide and 4.375" deep.
Devon Combe is David's interpretation of the home of a West Country boatbuilder, nestling in a
sheltered spot by the waterfront. The West Country has a long and proud history of shipbuilding.
The construction of boats and ships grew up as an inevitable part of the whole seafaring tradition in
the area ... like many other traditional skills, boatbuilding was often passed down through the
generations of a family...
* Little Market ~ Main Collection
Issued 1980 at $18
Retired 1993 at $52
Price today $ 49.29 to 75.00
Measures 3" high, 4" wide and 3" deep.
To appreciate the detail of the fine points of this piece you will need a magnifying glass to pick out
the baskets of produce, game and fish. At the back you will notice the small staircase which led up
to the parish chamber, where the elders of the community would meet once a month to discuss
* The Village Shop ~ Main Collection
Issued 1982 at $
Retired 1996 at $
Price today $ 20.00
Measures 3" high, 3" wide and 2" deep.
These are magnificent pieces with wonderful detail. These are a must have for either a new or for
the serious collector.
If you're interested or have any questions, you can reach me at show contact info
. Cash only. Thanks for looking!
TAGS: David Winter, Cottages, Collectibles, Devoncombe (West Country Collection), Little Market
(Main Collection), The Village Shop (Main Collection)
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