More Berlin collecibles

Berlin miniature railways scale modelsGerman scale railway models
made in Berlin c. 1930-40s

Another flashback to my recent travels in Berlin – I couldn’t resist these miniature railway buildings. So German – so 40s- so cute. So finely crafted and so fragile. They survived being packed and shipped back to us in various bits of clothing- and now sit very happily on top of a dresser.

I was interested to note that Berliners don’t seem to place the same value on vintage things – and particularly ‘German’ vintage things -that I do. Perhaps it has to do with the city still being under renewal and finding its final form. The things I love and collect- bakelite, school maps, mid-century pottery – I found them all and more. And these railways model buildings are so detailed and so- so- German.