I can now reveal the auction items were some Petite Princess (Ideal) miniatures. Petite Princess furniture was made between 1964 and 1968, so they are almost as old as I am! They are 3/4" scale. I saw some a while ago in a magazine and really liked them. I couldn't believe my luck when I came across these on a New Zealand on-line auction site. Unfortunately I missed out on a few pieces. I really wanted the Petite Princess piano but wasn't quick enough to grab that one. Still, I am really happy with what I got. It is a good start to a collection and Petite Princess items are relatively easy to find on Ebay. Now I just need a 1960s house of the right scale to put them in.
Fireplace, planter and picture.
Floor lamp and one of the chairs.
Sideboard and another picture.
Table and chairs. Oddly the table appears to have two different legs.
One of them has decoration around the bottom and the other doesn't.
Bed, footstool and chaise.
Four small tables.