THE DAVID WINTER COTTAGES COLLECTION

 
 
up
 
down
 
 

 
The Restyles
 
 1980 
  NameNo of MouldsRestyledRetired
 
  Anne Hathaway's Cottage
(The Tiny Series)
219801982
   Very early pieces have slightly larger chimneys 
     
  Coaching Inn
(The Main Collection)
319801983
   Early pieces had Crystacal pillars at the rear of front building which were changed to matchsticks. The upstairs door of the thatched building was originally recessed in. This was filled in with a plain rippled effect before David sculptured a door flush with the wall. On later pieces the arched sign at front of courtyard was removed due to an increase in the gap caused by mould deterioration. John Hine Studios used to provide replacement signs for collectors who felt they had missed out and wanted to have a go at attaching the sign themselves. 
     
  Dove Cottage
(The Main Collection)
219801983
   Very early pieces had a name plaque. 
     
  Forge (The)
(The Main Collection)
319801983
   Very early pieces had a name plaque. More foliage was then added between the outhouse and the chimney of the main building (Mould 2). The name plaque was then removed and the wording on the mile stone at the front improved (Mould 3). Mould 2 is an undocumented restyle. 
     
  Little Market
(The Main Collection)
319831993
   Mould 1 has a name plaque. This was removed for Mould 2. A complete restyle was then done for Mould 3 - the main change being the chimney was made larger and a different Tudor beam pattern on the front and both sides. The windows were also made larger and the piece was made generally crisper. 
     
  Little Mill (Version 2)
(The Main Collection)
319801983
   There are 3 different moulds of this version of Little Mill. It originally had a name plaque. Foliage was then added to the waterwheel to aid demoulding. The name plaque was then removed for Mould 3. Early releases were named "The Little Mill". 
     
  Market Street
(The Main Collection)
319831996
   Very early pieces had a name plaque this was removed for Mould 2. A complete restyle was then done for Mould 3 - the main changes being the chimneys and roofs were raised. Mould 3 also has a different Tudor beam pattern and the wooden panelling, tiles and brickwork were made crisper. Some windows were made larger or removed. The main shop windows were made smaller with 3 rows of glass instead of 4 and the cellar window was made narrower and taller. More general detail was added. 
     
  Mill House (Version 2)
(The Main Collection)
3-1983
   Mould 1 has a slightly larger waterwheel and the positions of the beams are different on all three walls of this part of the cottage. There are more steps to the right of the main door, the river and brickwork along the river bank stretch further along from the bridge and the door and the path over the bridge becomes part of the grass embankment. Moulds 1 and 2 have a name plaque. This was removed for Mould 3. 
     
  Rose Cottage
(The Main Collection)
219831996
   Very early pieces had a name plaque on the front left corner this was removed. The chimney was raised and a plant on the right wall and a small window in the eves between the two roofs were also removed. 
     
  Wine Merchant
(The Main Collection)
319831993
   Very early versions had weatherboarding and low chimneys. Beams were added for mould 2. These were removed for mould 3 and replaced with weatherboarding again. The chimneys were enlarged, smaller front bay windows, rear door beam removed and foliage added 
     
 1981 
  NameNo of MouldsRestyledRetired
 
  Castle Keep
(The Main Collection)
319811982
   Very early pieces had a plaque naming this cottage as "Guildford Castle" this was then changed to "Castle Keep" and then removed altogether. Later pieces also have some of the windows filled in. 
     
  Cornish Cottage
(The Main Collection)
2-1986
   There is an Undocumented Restyle - On very early pieces the lower window between the two doors does not have any greenery growing up in the corner and along the window sill. 
     
  Old Curiosity Shop (The)
(The Main Collection)
5-1983
   Various materials were used for the glass in the front windows. Originally the frame was glued with liquid resin poured in (Mould 1). Then a thin sheet of hardened resin was used instead (Mould 2), then a sheet of clear acetate was used (Mould 3), then clear bicycle reflector plastic was used (Mould 4). Finally the window frame was incorporated into the cottage with no glass (Mould 5). Very early versions are also missing the man's face in the curtains at the back. 
     
  Provencal One
(The Main Collection)
219811981
   Undocumented Restyle: some are missing the name plaque at the back. 
     
  Single Oast
(The Main Collection)
219851993
   Original pieces have no foliage or white fencing. Different materials were also used for the wind vane - Crystacal, resin, metal and then plastic. The steps were moved forward and the side doorway made smaller. Position and the number of planks of wood at the front vary. 
     
  Stratford House
(The Main Collection)
319811996
   Early pieces had a gap between the main house and the small building on the left. An arch was added to aid demoulding. More foliage was then added to block the gap completely. 
     
  Triple Oast
(The Main Collection)
219851994
   Original pieces have no foliage or white fencing. Different materials were also used for the wind vanes - Crystacal, resin, metal and then plastic. 
     
  Tudor Manor House
(The Main Collection)
519851992
   Early pieces had a name plaque and a walkway running through and exiting in the chimney. The walkway was blocked in (Mould 2). The balcony became part of the main mould and the name plaque was removed (Mould 3). For Mould 4 the chimney was raised, the beams enlarged, foliage added and the paths made smaller. 
     
  Tythe Barn
(The Main Collection)
319831986
   For Moulds 1 and 2 both doors are on their hinges (better known as "Door On"). Mould 3 has the right-hand door completely is off and on the ground (better known as "Door Off"). For Moulds 1 and 2 the right-hand door can be part of the mould or is glued on (and so can be in different positions). Mould 1 has crystacal pillars. These were changed to matchsticks for Moulds 2 and 3. Also for Moulds 1 and 2 the farm implement (that looks like a spring) is slightly larger than on Mould 3. 
     
  Village (The)
(The Main Collection)
219861996
   Various colour variations and also the piece suffered from distortions and shrinkage. Then in 1986 foliage was added, arches widened, buttress on the right removed, The front of the main building made smaller making the main courtyard larger. 
     
 1982 
  NameNo of MouldsRestyledRetired
 
  Brookside Hamlet
(The Main Collection)
2-1991
   Mould 1 has no water dripping from the waterwheel and no greenery between the tall building and the small building at the front. 
     
  Cotswold Village
(The Main Collection)
419821990
   Foilage arches were added between the church and two adjacent houses; one at the back right and the other at the front. This second arch was eventually filled in completely and extra foilage was added to numerous roofs, the church walls and gravestones. 
     
  Fairytale Castle
(The Main Collection)
219861989
   Foliage added behind the main tower and on the rocks between the smaller towers. The sharp pointed tops were also rounded off. 
     
  House On Top (The)
(The Main Collection)
3-1988
   Mould 1 has no greenery in the diagonal wooden supports for the two side buildings. For Mould 2 the wooden supports for the left-hand building are filled in with greenery (the supports for the right-hand building are still open). Mould 3 the wooden supports for both side building are filled in with greenery. The door halfway down the passageway is missing on later versions. 
     
  Ivy Cottage
(The Main Collection)
319831992
   Very early pieces were slightly taller. The white stepping stones, window boxes and the date on the base were added along with more ivy on the roof. However, the ivy was then reduced on later models. 
     
  Old Distillery (The)
(The Main Collection)
219861993
   Various colour variations mainly on the roofs. In 1986 more foliage was added, the front of the main right building was cut back and crates added, the roof of the largest far left hand building was tapered back. 
     
 1983 
  NameNo of MouldsRestyledRetired
 
  Alms Houses
(The Main Collection)
219841987
   Earlier pieces have deeper gutters and less sturdy upper walls 
     
  Bakehouse
(The Main Collection)
319831996
   Very early pieces had just two bands of bricks around the top of the chimney (Mould 1). Two extra rows were then added (making the chimney seem shorter) (Mould 2). Then for Mould 3 this was reduced to three and greenery was added further up the rear wall and between the chimney and roof. Mould 2 is an undocumented restyle. 
     
  Cornish Tin Mine
(The Main Collection)
2-1989
   During its production run more foliage was added along the join between the main building and the chimney. 
     
  Cotton Mill (The)
(The Main Collection)
219841989
   After its first year of production run foliage was added along the join between the main building and the chimney. 
     
  Fisherman's Wharf
(The Main Collection)
4-1996
   Early version had very little foliage. During its production run more foliage was added notably on the roofs (Mould 2) and around the gable ends (Mould 3) and then between the two main buildings at the front (Mould 4). 
     
  Green Dragon Pub
(The Main Collection)
2-1996
   Early versions had a plastic sign this was changed to a metal one. 
     
  Hertford Court
(The Main Collection)
219831992
   Very early pieces have a narrower courtyard and a smaller middle section of the main building between the two upper front windows. Mould 2 also has a lot more greenery. 
     
  Woodcutters Cottage
(The Main Collection)
219851988
   Half way through its production run the sharp point of the main tree stump was rounded off to aid demoulding. 
     
 1984 
  NameNo of MouldsRestyledRetired
 
  Castle Gate
(The Main Collection)
2-1992
   Undocumented Restyle: Mould 1 has less greenery than Mould 2 - namely under the archway, on the pavement either side of the right-hand of the two left-side houses and in the V of the roof of the far left house. 
     
  Parsonage (The)
(The Main Collection)
319861996
   Remodelling was done in two stages creating 3 moulds: Mould 1 has more greenery and no path alongside the small thatched building that is in the front/right corner. For Mould 2 this building was moved slightly to the right and a path was added and with less greenery. Then for Mould 3 the walls of the front porch were cut back, resulting in an overhanging arch, to aid de-moulding. Also Mould 1 has a different shaped base than Moulds 2 and 3 due to the movement of the small thatched building that is in the front/right corner. 
     
  Tollkeepers Cottage
(The Main Collection)
219841992
   Very early pieces have less foliage. 
     
 1985 
  NameNo of MouldsRestyledRetired
 
  Hermits Humblehome
(The Main Collection)
219851988
   Early versions had more gaps between the trees. These were filled in to help with demoulding. 
     
 1987 
  NameNo of MouldsRestyledRetired
 
  Ebenezer Scrooges Counting House
(The Christmas Collection)
219871988
   The bush at the back in the corner between the two buildings was extended nearly all the way up the wall. 
     
 1988 
  NameNo of MouldsRestyledRetired
 
  Windmill
(The Heart of England Series)
219881995
   Very early pieces had six frames per sail but this was then changed to seven. 
     
 1990 
  NameNo of MouldsRestyledRetired
 
  Boathouse (The)
(The British Traditions Collection)
219901995
   Pieces made before May 1990 have sharply defined bricks both inside and outside on the very the top edge of the chimney. A bevel had to be added to all four sides inside to aid demolding. 
     
 1991 
  NameNo of MouldsRestyledRetired
 
  Castle in the Air
(The Main Collection)
219911996
   The flag supports at the top of the turrets were originally crystacal. Metal supports were added soon after production had started to add strength. 
     
  Scrooge's Counting House
(The Christmas Ornaments Collection)
219911991
   Early pieces have less greenery at the rear in the corner between the two main buildings. 
     

 
Cottage Listings
Collection Listings
Cottage Gallery
Cottage Search Collection Listings Cottage Gallery
 
Mouse! What Mouse?   Mouse! What Mouse?
KJ Software


Press to go back to the previous visited page