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Over the years, paper dolls have provided much more than countless hours of pleasure for children and adults alike. For centuries children have been making paper dolls by hand; commercial or mass production began in Europe in the early 1800s. Although intended as play things, every aspect of the paper doll provides insight into history, culture and life of the day; from costuming to historical events and political and economical trends. These little playthings are truly a representative slice of history.

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What appear to be three sisters from the 1910s with their two cats and a dog.  Well executed design on the paper dolls and costumes.  The 13 costumes  with 8 hats for the older sisters are interchangeable while the younger sister has two costumes. The costumes in are drawn with fine details.  The hats and dresses reflect the fashions of the day.  The taller dolls are 7 3/4".. A 7 3/4" tall watercolor paper doll.  A tidy gent with broad-set eyes. His 11 costumes appear to be both contemporary to the 1940s while others are vintage.  Four are labeled on reverse - lounge suit, yacht suit, full dress suit and tennis suit.  Three fine hats accompany the outfits. .
A collection of 16 different trade catalogues for books and games published by Samuel Lowe Company(9 from the 1940s, 5 from the 1950s and 2 from the 1960s).  Includes painting and coloring books, games, toy books, general books, toy books and games, fall and Christmas books, Bonnie books, Sturdi-Bilt books, Doll books, Linen-Like books, Lolly Pop Easter stories, doll books, wheel toy books and more. The last catalogue May of 1962 is a folio with product line sheets including such items as sticker fun pack, clean slates, animated cartoon profiles, cloth books, paper doll books and much more.  The cover includes a lenticular eye where for the "O" in the word Lowe. With the exception of the last folio with approximately 40 sheets most are approximately 14 pp .  Each measures 11" x 8 1/2". . Unnumbered pages.  Illustrated paper covers. The first section of the book provides coloring instructions on the left page and pages to color on the right.  Some pages are text explaining h which colors are to be uses; other are colored images mirroring the black and white images on the opposite page.  This section depicts whimsical fairy and anthropomorphic animal paper dolls costumes and accessories. The second section is counting down  animals  from 10 to 1.  The final section is an ABC of animals at the zoo.  Each with relevant caption. Some pages in full color others in black and white to color. Measures 7 3/4" x 10 1/2". 0 OCLC No online copies.  4/25/16.Like new condition.
Printed in the Netherlands. Large format soft cover paper doll and story  book with 12 pp story printed in black and white with relevant line drawings.  Also includes 4 full color pages of paper doll clothes for a boy and a girl to cut out.  A single somewhat gender neutral 10 �"� paper doll on back cover to be cut-out.    Measures 12 �"  x 10 �" c1900.  Includes two approximately 5"  mirror image cutwork (folded in half and cut so left and right sides are identical), a free hand horse with vertical slices in the tail to give the appearance of hair and a folded paper cart constructed of a base, harness and wheels all held in place with straw.  Naive pencil decoration on the two woman.
Large format soft cover book with a single page of patterns for Mary, Kitty, Billy and Sally with six (6) pages of paper fabric swatches and one page of trims (buttons and bows).  The four paper dolls are on the covers.  The largest is 9 1/2"�� high.  The book measures 12 1/2"  x 10 1/2. The front cover depicts a little girl playing on a porch in front of a door with a die-cut window, exposing her mother on the next page.  The last two pages have an additional mother and daughter--could be two sets of twins. There names are Dawn, Celia, Amy and Bonnie. Punch-out dolls and costumes to cut.  Measures 12 1/2" x 8 1/2". 6  Costume pages..
A young teenager in her frilly bedroom with a punch-out paper doll and dog. Sweet 1940s outfits including hair ribbons, cardigan's with pearls, knee-highs and jackets with padded shoulder.  Die-cut front cover. Measures 11" x 6 3/8"  4 costume pages.. Skating Stars in three different poses.  All of their costumes are designed for the ice, including a hula skirts, a sailor suit, princess, rag-a-muffin and much more.  Measures  12" xc 10". 6 Costume pages..
Paper Doll or  Toy Ethnic Dancer
A group of 12 early Victorian embossed die-cut scraps depicting English royalty through the ages.  Each  measure approx. 2 x 6, depicting a full body image of the ruler. Three include a second small scrap that includes name, information on life span, reign and significant events during the reign.   Condition: excellent.  Some light edge wear at base. A seven (7) part paper litho on wood articulated, mechanical pantin style jumping jack toy or paper doll.  The character has an ethnic appearance with porkpie hat, sash and mustache.  The image of an organ grinder comes to mind.  Nails or pins at joints and string mechanism on reverse.  Limbs move in various directions depending on how the string is pulled.  Most likely from the 1880s.  Measures 12 1/2" in length when extended. Condition: some edge wear on litho; somewhat faded. Nicely played with.  Has been restrung, may benefit from heavy string.  All in all great mechanical paper toy.
13” Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scrap of Young Boy in Sailor Suit with Fishing Net, Probably Tuck
A 13 1/4" embossed die-cut Victorian scrap depicting a young boy in sailor suit and red cap with fishing net.  Holds a small tin in his hand.  Not marked but most likely Raphael Tuck & Sons.  Condition: very light neck bend and light edge wear along left leg.  Overall fine. A 2 5/8 handmade paper doll with finely detailed ringlets and facial features.  Overall the doll and costumes are of simple yet well thought design.  The eight (8) different costumes are from the same pattern and decorated with watercolor.   One dress has box cut edges while another has pinked or serrated edges or borders.   Also includes a half-apron and a yellow pinafore.  Dolls hand and left foot lacking. c1880s.
Paper Dolls & Costumes Dearie Dolls 1915
Toddler boy and girl  approx. 18 1/2" tall heavy card stock paper doll, each with two (2) costumes and two (2) hats.  Believe they are Dearie Dolls, published by M.T. Shehan in 1915 or perhaps Tippy Toes or Curly Locks produced by Charles E. Graham -- all were the same dolls, produced by one of two publishers. They are similar to "Woolworth" paper dolls in size and style. Condition: neck and knee bends; generalized light/moderate wear.  Soiling on reverse. A dear 3 3/4 finely drawn and executed ink and watercolor toddler paper doll.  Dressed in nothing but undergarments, shoes and socks.  The curly haired strawberry blond has a rather forlorn look, perhaps because she has no clothes.  Condition: few areas of discoloration.  A sweet addition.
Grandmother Handmade Paper Doll
A rather unusual hand made paper doll.  The 3" paper doll is a cutout from a magazine and depicts a rear profile of an older woman.  Her two hand made costumes, each have applied shawls and aprons.  Costumes constructed of polished and coated paper. Appear to be from the 1860s.  Condition: horizontal crease on paper doll waist level.  Nice addition to any collection of early paper dolls or as a doll in a miniature doll house. Four (4) approximately 4" paper dolls neatly and compulsively created by Mary Hale Cutler who writes in the handwritten note on the envelope in which they were found  "The dresses for all the family. Hat, Dresses, Coats". Dated 1894.  Note the wax on the chest of the one doll--this was used to affix the costumes without having to use tabs.   Last but not least, not the 1" dolly presumably shared by the girls..
5 Fine Snow Angel Scraps - White Winter Wear Toys & Holly
Four (4) approximately 4" paper dolls neatly and compulsively created by Mary Hale Cutler who writes in the handwritten note on the envelope in which they were found  "The dresses for all the family. Hat, Dresses, Coats". Dated 1894.  Note the wax on the chest of the one doll--this was used to affix the costumes without having to use tabs.   Last but not least, not the 1" dolly presumably shared by the girls.. Five (5) different 6 1/2" x 3 1/4" embossed die-cut Victorian scraps.  All are snow angels in white fur trimmed coats and hats, with white leggings or boots, standing in the snow.  Each with a different object or group of objects.  Two with toys and presents, one with a French horn, one with a basket of holly and the final holding a book of carols with a single lit candle.   Condition: overall excellent.  The last described angel, is missing a small portion of the base; otherwise fine.
A 5"  watercolor paper doll with hand cutaway to properly position it on costumes.  The costumes are constructed with plain, polished and 'make-do' paper.   Intricate detailing with applied lace paper, pleated paper, handcut 'fringe' and last but not least applied fur. A 7 handmade paper doll  constructed of an embossed die-cut Victorian scrap bodice of a young girl holding a pond boat.  Note the anchor on her sleeve.   A heavy card stock body form and legs with red and black watercolor stockings and boots. She is dressed in a tissue paper skirt with lace paper trim. All pulled together with a large red tissue paper sash with  with fringe tassel.  Applied easel back to allow doll to stand.  Condition: excellent.
L  B Victorian Scrap Jointed Paper Doll
Lovely well executed young women paper doll dressed in a slip, black stockings and a hair bow.  Costumes with a wide array of design elements and style.  Includes one tissue paper dress the remainder are watercolor.  Includes all of the fashion of the day including a middy dress with bloomers, sailor dress, pleated and flounced dress with bead decoration, dress with geometric design and pleats, one with a pinafore, lace color and ruffled base and many others. .

A 9" embossed die-cut jointed or articulated paper doll.  The pretty face child has ebony skin-tone and is adorned with a shell necklace and black shoes  white anklets.  (Littauer & Boysen, Berlin Germany - founded 1887, Sold in 1920.) Comprised of five embossed die-cut pieces and body form.  Pieces held in place with brass brads.  Excellent condition. 

A 9 newspaper paper doll with nine (9) two piece handmade paper costumes.  Many are interchangeable.  Late Victorian period transitioning to Edwardian fashion.   Each costume has its own charm, many with applied layers of paper ruffles polished paper trim, applied or cut wallpaper and more.   Condition: the doll has some wear and is lacking a hand. This rather large late Victorian family includes a mother and father and 11 girls and 6 boys.  Note that each of the boys is wearing a hat of some form.  The older girls are also wearing hat and the younger boys are in short pants.. The dolls range in size from 5 3/4 high to 1 1/2 high.  The dolls have simple yet expressive faces. Various emotions portrayed -- just like a real family A charming group of folk art paper dolls.  Few small imperfections with minimal detraction.
A 6 pencil drawn adolescent girl paper doll with 19 handmade costumes and 15 pinafores.  Note the cut bow closure at back and a 3 infant with 11 layettes, 4 dresses and 2 mantles.  Many constructed of decorated paper.  They were given with a hand constructed  pop-up valentine note for Myra H. Gould of Vermont, presumably the receiver of the paper dolls.  The dolls were most likely made by the giver at an earlier time in her life. Dolls appear to be c1860s-70s and note from the 1880s.. A 3 x 4 1/2 advertising trade card for Au Bon Marche department store in Paris.   A first glance it has the appearance of a die-cut card of a child in a high chair.  By pushing the base upwards and side flaps inward it creates a 3D chair with a child in a high chair with a standing wheeled lamb toy at front    Light wear.  Few areas of missing surface litho. The reverse promotes the department store.    One of a number of exceptional novelty cards created by the store.
Bobby Blair - Uncut Boy Newspaper Paper Doll by Dan Rudolph 1923
Betty Sue, a curly blond with blue eyes, has outfits that include a skating outfit and sled, golfing equipment, and a school dress. There is a cut out suitcase with her name.  Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.  slight wear on cover A 17 x11 5/8 uncut color newspaper paper doll sheet.  It is 10 Bobby Blair, a bit of a stout little lad with his New suite, hiking shoes, cap, cane, his beany, and his bath robe.  The paper doll depicts Bobby in his undies.  Edge wear
c1700 Dressed Picture Cutwork Mezzotint Engraving with Fabric Background - Iosephus Leopoldus

A dressed picture of Iosephus Leopoldus I Hungaria Et Romanorum Resc . G. Valek engraver. c1700. A cutwork mezzotint engraving with fabric in background, illustrating the fashion of the day. A precursor of the paper doll Measures 11 x 7 . Fragile condition. Scarce

Iosephus Leopoldus I , House of Habsburg (Austria) son of Ferdinandus III 16581705

VALCK (Gerard) a Dutch engraver, who died about 1684. He came to England with Booteling, and was some time employed by Logan.
A 4 x 4  sheet with profile view of lovely lady accompanied by six (6) different watercolor costumes that overlay the woman creating a different personae with each overlay.  Some as men, others as woman of different age and class,  or travelers from different lands. Found in a handcrafted box with a marbled  paper silhouette of the woman on the cover..
Dressed Embossed Scrap Paper Doll on Valentine c1890

A single fold 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" embossed die-cut valentine with a hinged embossed die-cut scrap paper doll bodice of a young girl wearing a purple velvet hat.  Purple violet scraps surround the paper doll.  The inside page has a handwritten note from a mother to her child who is away working.  The mother encourages her to be "truthful and faithful to your employers, love and fear God and you will pay me for all..." c1890. 

An intricately detailed little group of embossed die-cut card stock toys.  Includes a lion, lioness and two cuts, who appear somewhat docile with a nearby dish of milk.  It also includes a less then docile  hyeana who has presumably grabbed meat from the wagon.   c1900.  Light wear. The lion measures 4 1/2 x 3.
32pp. Dust jacket. Both written & Illustrated by Faith Jaques, the book tells the story of a doll named Tilly, who leaves the her doll house in search of a place of her own. Along the way she befriends a teddy bear named Edward, who helps her find her way in the world. Tilly shows herself to be a strong, independent individual who is not afraid of hardwork. The illustrations in this children's book are the real gem, as they are extremely rich and detailed and make Tilly's world come to life for the reader. Measures 10 x 8 1/4" . Very minor edge wear, due to rubbing. A small amount of brown speckles on the front cover. A truly fanciful fellow with a printed face,and card stock body parts that have been decorated with applied and layered polished and foiled papers. His exaggerated hat has a large applied flower.  His bodice begins with pleated paper dickey and velvet bow tie; a crest is applied beneath the dickey.  His waistcoat is constructed of various foiled papers with red embellishment and embossing. His topcoat is velvet with studded border trim topped with a large red silk bow.  The arms and legs are jointed at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees..
A copper engraving cut-out from the February 1872 Peterson's Magazine that has been dressed in both paper and fabric.  It is captioned "Fanny's First Flirtation".   Sight view 7 3/8" x 6".  Housed in period frame which measures 9" x 8". When researching the image an editor's note from Peterson's reads "This charming engraving, published in our February number, receives praise everywhere.   The New Jersey Enterprise says, 'What a Frenchman would call, but what some of our juvenescent Americans translate 'the piece of resistance'... A 12" Scotsman dressed in a traditional kilt with with shoulder sash and belt.  Embellished with feathers on his hat and belt.  Finely detailed facial and hand features.  Not the detail on his stockings. A simple string mechanism allows him to dance..
Paper Doll 1933  Italian Angelina Paper Doll 1933 Wenonah Indian Friend
This listing is one of two different Friendship Press paper dolls we have acquired.  They are Friendship Paper Dolls - United States.  Friendship Press, 150 Fifth Avenue.  New York.  Illustrated by M. Pugh.  Copyright 1933 by G.Q. Le Sourd.  Each paper doll is a vividly colored depiction of an American minority of the day.  The doll is in "American" attire with the costume in a more traditional or stereotypical attire.  Fine cultural Americana.  This listing is Angelina, Our Italian Friend.  Depicts an 8" girl in a school dress.  His "traditional" attire is gaily colored outfit in red, white and green.    Sheet measures 8" x 10 1/2".  Condition: surface soiling. Otherwise fine. One of two different Friendship Press paper dolls we are offering.  They are Friendship Paper Dolls - United States.  Friendship Press, 150 Fifth Avenue.  New York.  Illustrated by M. Pugh.  Copyright 1933 by G.Q. Le Sourd.  Each paper doll is a vividly colored depiction of an American minority of the day.  The doll is in "American" attire with the costume in a more traditional or stereotypical attire.  Fine cultural Americana.  This listing is Wenonah, our Indian Friend.  Depicts an 8 1/4" Native American girl with braids.  His "traditional" attire is a fringed colorful Native American costume complete with "papoose".   Sheet measures 8" x 10 1/2".  Condition: light surface soiling otherwise
A 13" x 11" paper doll book with six (6) paper dolls on the front and back covers; all Hispanic in appearance.  The six (6) costume pages feature costumes form Venezuela, Dutch Guiana, Paraguay, Argentina (Gaucho), Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, Columbia, Panama, Chile and Bolivia. Costumes are both traditional and ceremonial.   . Small area of missing surface litho on front cover (removal of old price tag?) A group of nine (9) different 8 3/4" paper soldiers that have been cut an applied to heavy card stock.  Believe them to be French Infantry Soldiers. c1870s. Most like printed by F. Wenzel in Weissenburg.  Vibrant color with gouache finish.  Condition varies.  Three with broken bayonettes.  Come neck and ankle bends. Fine group of soldiers.
handmade, paper doll constructed of a cut-out from a c1860s Godey's or Peterson's magazine with a hand made paper skirt with applied coated paper decoration. Henderson’s Boots and Shoes
A 9" paper doll constructed of a cut-out from a c1860s Godey's or Peterson's magazine with a hand made paper skirt with applied coated paper decoration.  Also includes a mantle or cape, also with coated decoration.  Antebellum appearance.  Condition: excellent. A 12 x 6 uncut advertising premium or giveaway for Red School House Shoes made by Hendersons Boots and Shoes.  Includes a schoolhouse, trees, fences and several children at play.   The reverse provides promotional information and instructions on cutting and constructing the play set.  Compliments of Stark Bros., Conrad Grove, IA.  C1910.  Condition: light edge wear; over fine.
Valentine Marionette - Leprechaun
12 pp.  Paper  wraps.  Images of paper dolls on the cover.  Includes three (3) paper dolls and four (4) pages of outfits. The reverse of the page provides a narrative description, sizing information and pricing for each of the paper doll costumes.  The introductory note asks the children not to cut out the dolls until mother has ordered the desired outfits. Additionally with an order from the book a little Bendel gift scissors is given to the child... Measures  9" x 7".  Light staple rust. An 11" x 9" embossed die-cut mechanical marionette valentine paper toy apparently by by Raphael Tuck & Sons. Ltd.  Depicts a little Irish boy, dressed in his green jacket with four leaf clovers on  his hat.  Brads hold arms in place and are raised and lowered by a string tie. Reverse is blank. Condition: light edge wear.  One hand has been professionally replaced.  Scarce item. 
Mary Jane is a blue eyed blonde that comes with clothing to go skiing, paint, have tea, and go out and about. There is a punch-out suitcase with her name attached.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages. May Lee, a brunette with brown eyes, can be an aviator with gear or can dress up in a sailor dress among other outfits. She comes with a punch-out suitcase with her name.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.
McLoughlin Bertha Blond 1875 Paper Doll McLoughlin Betsey Brunette 1875 Paper Doll
McLoughlin Bros. 1875. This doll is the same doll later used in the Dolly Varden Series for Betsey Brunette and Bertha Blonde. As stated on page 95 of Those Fascinating Paper Dolls - An Illustrated Handbook for Collectors, Marian B. Howard, an excerpt from the 1875-76 catalog reads "DRESSED PAPER DOLLS". These are a new feature in the Doll Line, and make attractive and salable gifts.  In the different series, the figures vary in size and in style and beauty of the toilets.  They are made of fine imported papers, in imitation and moire antique and coded silks, elaborately trimmed in imitation lace and are only excellent by the original fabrics.  the dresses are full plaited skirts with slight trains. DOLLS WITH TISSUE DRESSES - Series 1 - Three Kinds: Baby - Brunette - Blond.  "The figures are eleven inches in height, made of pasteboard and give front and back views.  The dresses are made of tissue paper tastefully trimmed with sash.Condition: some wear to costume.  Doll in excellent condition. McLoughlin Bros. 1875. This doll is the same doll later used in the Dolly Varden Series for Betsey Brunette and Bertha Blonde. As stated on page 95 of Those Fascinating Paper Dolls - Ann Illustrated Handbook for Collectors, Marian B. Howard, an excerpt from the 1875-76 catalog reads "DRESSED PAPER DOLLS". These are a new feature in the Doll Line, and make attractive and salable gifts.  In the different series, the figures vary in size and in style and beauty of the toilets.  They are made of fine imported papers, in imitation and moire antique and coded silks, elaborately trimmed in imitation lace and are only excellent by the original fabrics.  the dresses are full plaited skirts with slight trains. DOLLS WITH TISSUE DRESSES - Series 1 - Three Kinds: Baby - Brunette - Blond.  "The figures are eleven inches in height, made of pasteboard and give front and back views.  The dresses are made of tissue paper tastefully trimmed with sash...|n||n|Condition: some wear to costume.  Doll in excellent condition.|

 A 5" x 2 3/4" mechanical, die cut valentine card.  This is officer #14 looking mean. He has on a full uniform and he is carrying a Billy club. The verse is simple 'I want to COP your Heart.' If you move his head you will see a young boy's smiling face. Above his right arm is a heart with a sentiment My Valentine. The condition is good. Reverse has pencil inscription.

An embossed, die cut, Mechanical Umbrella with a Girl. This 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" valentine card  has a young girl dressed in a blue and white dress with  matching blue and white hat. Even her socks and shoes are blue and white.  In her hands she has a arrow with a tiny red heart. There are two sentiments, one on the umbrella ' My Valentine' and under her shoes 'Kind Greetings.' The condition is very good. Reverse marked Tuck & Sons. 
A 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 sheet from the Ladies Home Journal.  It is one of several in a series of rocking or movable paper toys or dolls to cut and construct.  Each has a military theme to advance the war effort.  Illustration by Henry Anson Art.   This sheet is  The Baby Tank Corps - Terry Tupper commands the tank America, with his friend Billy Blithe, and Ruff, the cat.  Condition: edge wear. A 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 sheet from the Ladies Home Journal.  It is one of several in a series of rocking or movable paper toys or dolls to cut and construct.  Each has a military theem to advance the war effort.  Illustration by Henry Anson Art.   This sheet is Uncle Sams Fighters with Captain Dickie A. Medalwinner and Miss Polly Pitcher, the Worlds Smallest Soldier. 1919.  Condition: light edge wear.
A 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 sheet from the Ladies Home Journal.  It is one of several in a series of rocking or movable paper toys or dolls to cut and construct.  Each has a military theme to advance the war effort.  Illustration by Henry Anson Art.   This sheet is Uncle Sams Fighters - a new sereis of cut-out toys that move.  The first set: Wig-Wag Willie, the waggish sailor, and Knit-Knot Nettie, his sister.  Condition: overall excellent. A 4  page  book with paper covers. A Cut Out Doll and Dresses.  The   7 1/4" paper doll is on the cover and designed to be cut-out.  Each page is a ball gown.  Measures 8 1/2" x 7". desgined by Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings penned at base.   Accompanied by letter from the Tom L. Ketchings Co. advising the customer that the doll was created by Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings, wife of the boss. Letter dated 1948.  Scarce.
My Smallest Doll's Room
My Real Dollhouse is an activity book where each page when cut out and properly folded makes one room of the doll house. Along with the directions the following rooms are included the Kitchen, the Garden, the Play-Room Circus, the Living-Room, the Nursery, the Dining Room. The rooms are wonderfully charming colored lithographs depicting scenes in each room. The covers There are no dolls with this book. Measures 13" x 10". Heavy edge wear. The covers themselves are soiled and partially detached and the back cover has a section that is fully detached. The interior pages are fully detached, and the direction sheet is toned and brittle due to age. The rooms themselves have some edge wear and  are tone, and cut out. There are crease marks where they were folded in order to make them stand, and in some cases there are slight tears along these folds. An uncut four fold paper doll set and it's original envelope.  It is the Furnished Fishery with Several Dolls for Dressing and nice toys for same.  It is one of six different designs for the My Smallest Doll's Room.  Made in Germany 10305.  In the uncut state measures 3 1/4" x 13 1/2".  The two fold scene has six "slits" for placement of the dolls, their costumes and accessories.  Most likely from the 1930s.  This is a scarce item.  Condition: excellent. 
Newspaper Cut-out Paper Doll
An uncut four-fold paper doll set with its original envelope. It is the Furnished Nursery with Several Dolls for Dressing and nice toys for same. It is one of six different designs for the My Smallest Doll's Room. Made in Germany 10300. When uncut measures 3 x 13 . The two fold scene has six "slit marks" for placement of the dolls, their costumes and accessories. light toning on envelope A 10 x 14 uncut color newspaper cutout depicting a stereotypical Japanese family.  It is titled A Japanese Family A Pretty and Interesting Cut-out by Lawrence Semon.  Copyright 1910, by the North American Company.  Includes two adult paper dolls standing with a woman seated in front of a screen and a gentleman seated in an outdoor setting.  Sheet has been affixed to lightweight cardboard; otherwise fine.
Victorian and Early 20th Century paper dolls by Raphael Tuck Victorian and Early 20th Century paper dolls by Raphael Tuck

 A 5 paper doll and six costumes and four hats. It is Dolly Delight from Artistic Series #106. Patd. Feb 20th, 1894. Raphael Tuck & Sons, London. etc. This is a complete set. Dress colors and dress length are four long dresses, orange, yellow, and purple with hat, green with hat.  Two short dresses with matching tights, pink with hat and green with a hat. Condition: Minor repair on left wrist. Moderate wear.

A 12 easel back paper doll with four costumes and two hats. It is Sweet Alice from Dolls for all Seasons, Artistic Series#503. Patd. Feb 20th, 1894. Raphael Tuck & Sons, London. etc.  Dress colors are a yellow dress with matching hat, outside wear red cape with black muff and red boots with matching red hat. A blue dress with white lace and left hand is holding a doll wearing a yellow dress. The final dress is yellow, purple and green. Two hats lacking. Condition: doll is lacking right hand, left ankle and shoe, right ankle crease with tape on reverse, left wrist crease and small crease on face. Cape dress has center crease and hat has small corner crease. Blue dress has right shoe tip with no color. Yellow dress is lacking right shoe tip. Otherwise moderate wear. Reverse marked published to her Majesty the Queen.

Victorian and Early 20th Century paper dolls by Raphael Tuck Victorian and Early 20th Century paper dolls by Raphael Tuck

A 5 easel back paper doll and six costumes and four hats.  It is Winsome Winnie from Artistic Series II. Patd. Feb 20th, 1894.  Raphael Tuck & Sons, London. etc. The six dress colors are two purple with hats, green with hat,yellow with hat, and two blue dress. Condition: Lacking two hats. This is a later version, as it is not marked Tuck on reverse. Moderate wear. 

An 8 easel back paper doll and four costumes and four hats. It is Rosey Ruth from Doll for All Seasons. Patd. Feb 20th, 1894. Raphael Tuck & Sons, London. etc. One costume is a winter coat in green and white trim also muff and matching green hat with purple bow. The other costumes are fancy dresses with bows, ribbons, umbrella, and hats.  Condition: Lacking one hat and right arm and left shoe. Repairs on chest and bend on right foot. Red dress missing left boot. Moderate wear

Victorian and Early 20th Century paper dolls by Raphael Tuck

A 9 easel back paper doll with four costumes and four hats. It is Winsome Winnie from Artistic Series II. Patd. Feb 20th, 1894. Raphael Tuck & Sons, London. etc. The dress colors are purple, yellow, green, and blue. All have matching hats. Condition: doll has tiny crease in left shoe; purple dress has right shoulder crease and umbrella crease. Blue dress and green hat has scrapbook residue on reverse side otherwise moderate wear. Box front cover is lacking two top corners and  back of the box.

Patty Lou has red hair and blue eyes and comes with clothes and accessories that include play clothes and toys, a fur coat, and seasonal outfits. There is a punch-out suitcase with her name attached.Measures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.  slight wear on cover
An 8 pp linen-like paper doll book with four (4) punch-out dolls; two on each cover.  A different type of paper doll boo with a page of "trimmings t6hat includes collars, bows, lace trim, belts and much more. The second page are basic dress patterns for each paper doll.  The remaining six (6) pages are essentially rectangles of printed paper.  It is up to the child to decide which fabric should be used for which costume and how to accessorize it. Measures 13 5/8" x 10 3/4". Sally Ann, a brown hair, blue eyed doll with an assortments of outfits including a riding outfit, winter furs, and coveralls with dog. Comes with punch-out paper suitcase with nameMeasures 10 1/2" x 9 1/2": Whitman Publishing Co. Illustrated: Florence Winship1941. 1 Doll, 4 costume pages.
Scarce 24 Alphabet ABC Occupational Victorian Scraps or Reliefs c1880 Set of 5 Die-cut Alpine Figures with Horse & Donkey Decorated for a Festival c1900
A set of 24 of 26 Victorian Scrap or Relief alphabet or ABC occupational die-cut figures circa 1880.  Each figure measures approx 5 3/4" high and has an associated small scrap with an alphabet letter and verse describing the character.  The smaller scraps would have originally been connected with a ladder (or paper strip) to the character.  Examples include E was an Earl with pride on his brow, M was a Miser, who hoarded up gold, Z was a Zany, who looked a great fool.  Delightful examples of Victorian characters.  Condition: lacking the small scrap for "L" presumed Lady, and both characters and small scraps for N & S. Overall light wear.  Vibrant color.  A scarce group of Victorian ABC or alphabet scrap depicting life at the time. 5 different embossed die-cut Alpine figures dressed in festival attire.  All appear to be poised to dance. The women in dirndl skirts and the men in lederhosen all adorned with flowers.  They are accompanied by a horse ridden by one of the figures and a donkey.  Each measures approx 4 and is intricately die-cut with finely detailed adornments.   Multiple layers used to create the adornments on the animals.  Excellent condition.
Stokes 1895  A Year of Paper Doll The Bridal Party Series
A 7 paper doll with eleven of twelve costumes from a Year of Paper Dolls, by E.S. Tucker. It is for 1895 and published by Frederick A. Stokes Co. New York.   The set includes the little girl with twelve costumes; one for each month. One lacking. Also would have contained a sheet of accessoriesalso lacking.  Also includes two (2) hats that were hand made by a creative paper doller.  Light wear; some missing surface litho and neck repair on doll. A 9 x 17 uncut paper doll sheet c1900.  It is The Bridal Party Series The Maid of Honor Dressing Doll Sheet No. 107.  Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.  This set may be more familiar in the die-cut boxed verse, but was among a series of paper dolls made by Tuck as a way allowing people of various income levels to afford this popular paper doll.  It is difficult to find these paper dolls uncut, as they were eagerly cut and played with by those who waited for the less expensive release of the paper doll.  A must have for the Raphael Tuck collector.  Repair of separation at center crease. Discoloration right edge.
The Dancing Chinaman—An Amusing Cut-Out 1909, A Jointed Paper Doll

An uncut 9 x 14 newspaper comic sheet with a jointed paper doll to cut and construct.  Instructions at right on how to make the paper toy dance.  Copyright 1909 by the North American Company.

It began on March 24, 1895 with the publication of the 11 3/4" litho on card blonde paper doll with the following message on the reverse: The Boston Sunday Herald will issue, each Sunday, a Fashion Plate Supplement which will be in the very latest style and when cut out will exactly fit on this figure.  Order the Boston Sunday Herald at Once".  With costumes published weekly.  On June 16, 1895 the brunette doll was published.  The dolls and costumes were this set have all been cut from the supplements. Not only did the costumes present the latest fashions they provide insight  into the changing behaviors of the American woman.  The costumes include outfits for tennis, bicycling, traveling, skating, bathing, riding and yachting.  All activities that would not have been promoted for women in the 1880s.  The costumes include all of those produced for the Boston Herald plus a number of additions printed exclusively for other outlets that picked up the series. Ladies Toilette Ladies Traveling Coat Ladies Riding Habit Ladies Outing Suit (Tennis) Ladies Evening Toilette Ladies Toilette A Sous Gene Costume Ladies Yachting Toilette Garden Party Toilette Ladies Bicycling Costume Ladies Bathing Suit Ladies Tea Gown Ladies Travel Suit Ladies Seaside Toilette Ladies Casino Toilette Ladies Afternoon Toilette Ladies Demi Toilette Wedding Gown Bridesmaids Toilette Ladies Riding Toilette Ladies Walking Toilette Ladies Opera Toilette Ladies English Jacket Toilette Ladies Redingote Costume Ladies Street Toilette Opera Cloak Ladies Skating Toilette English Tailor Gown Princess Toilette Ladies Luncheon Toilette Ladies Afternoon Toilette Ladies Concert Toilette Home Toilette Demi-Evening Toilette Plus additions from other papers Plates lithographed by G. H. Buck Co., New York.  Series is known to have also appeared in The Brooklyn Times, Cincinnati Commericial Gazeet, The Chicago Record, The New York Mercury, The Philadelphia Press, The Saint Louis Republic, The San Francisco Chronical and the Washington Star..
The Jointed Paper Doll Family
A 15 pp book with original slip case.  It is The History of Little Fanny, Exemplified  in a Series of Figures. Original date 1811.  8th Ed.  Includes six (6) of the seven (7) original costumes.  Hats lacking.  The head has been replaced with a very good watercolor likeness. Wear on slip case. An important part of paper doll history.   Although not perfect, a nice introductory piece. An excerpt from a web page below nicely tells the story of S and J Fuller and how their importance in paper doll history from the UNT library. http://www.library.unt.edu/rarebooks/exhibits/popup2/fuller.htm S. and J. Fuller The London toy novelty firm, S. & J. Fuller, produced a series of books between 1810 and 1816 that came with a paper doll and various outfits, hand-colored and cut-out. The small books told stories in verse, centered on a character represented by the paper doll. The character  wore a specific outfit in each episode of the verse; thus, as the book was read, the doll was supposed to be dressed in the appropriate attire. The books would often tell morality tales aimed at children. As an example, in Little Fanny, Fanny is at first an "idle" girl whose chief activity is playing with her dolls. When her mother refuses to accompany her to the park, she escapes with her maid and is soon robbed of her clothes. She appears next as a beggar girl and slowly works her way out of poverty and into different outfits until she is able to return to her mother. In the end, Fanny has learned her lesson and appears reading a book instead of playing with a doll. The Fuller paper doll design is different than the original paper dolls of the 1790s. Instead of having an entire body, the doll consists of only a head and neck. The neck serves as a tab that slides into slots in the backs of the outfits. The books were quite expensive compared to other colored children's books. Selling from five to eight shillings, they would have been marketed toward the upper class. For more information on see  Paper Doll Toy Books c1810-1823 by S. & J. Fuller and Other European Manufacturers on our website. http://www.eclectibles.com/Paper_Doll_Indentification_Guide_p/2.htm The Jointed Paper Doll Family Series by Carolyn Chester was found in The Womans Magazine in 1913.  Each month a different member of the Jointed family was featured.  Each displayed on a magazine page of approx 16 x 10 and designed for a child to cut and assemble the doll and eventually gather the entire family.  We have a number of the family members listed.  Each in the fine Edwardian fashion of the day.  Cutting-Out directions at the base of each page. This particular sheet is Jeans Young-Lady-Sister with her fine high fashion attire.  Consists of eleven (11) pieces for cutting and assemblying.  Condition: edges trimmed.  1 tape repair at top.
Baby Blue McLoughlin Paper Doll with 3 Costumes, Dolly Varden Dolls Series c1876
14 pp wrappers.  Stories and activities involving girls as they should be and behave.  Content includs Nancy the little Nurse, a free 'Twinkle' engagement ring premium, Betty Bright-the proper little girl who does everything well, puzzles for the little nurse, Dainty dollies, Sue of the Children's Zoo, Sally Sweet on Sunshine Street, Wendy at Willowtree Farm, Patsy the Panda, The friendly frog, playtime with girls playing jump rope and a Twinkle paper doll anda concluding story titled 'When I Grow Up'.  Measures11" x 8 1/2".  Some wear. . A two-sided 11 Baby Blue paper doll with three (3) two-sided costumes by McLoughlin Bros. c1876. It is from the Dolly Varden Dolls series, which introduced a dramatic change in the style of previous dolls, with costumes executed in as Marian Howard says gaudy, flamboyant hues, thus presenting a less attractive appearance.  Although they may have been a bit outlandish at the time, they seem rather decorative and a bit of a novelty today.  The set lacks the envelope, hats and a cape.  Light foxing on Baby Blues face.  Edge wear on costumes.
Two-sided advertising paper doll with three costumes and hats. The two-sided doll measures 4 1/2" tall. A dolly walking at her side. She has three costumes, one a jester, the second a party dress with a white wig and the third a party dress holding a hat with a jockey dress. The top of the page promotes the product NESTLE - Farine Lactee and Lait Sucre Suisse". The reverse promotes the product with advertising on each item. Vibrant color. In French. Measures 7 1/2" x 8". Light toning, otherwise fine. A 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" uncut sheet with a 7" paper doll  with 4 costumes  including a day dress, a walking toilette, a wedding gown and negligee. 2 hats. Reverse is blank.. Reinforcements on reverse
A 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" uncut sheet with a 6" Cinderella paper doll 4 outfits and of course the pumpkin coach adorned with lizards and driven by mice.  Reverse is blank.. Edge wear and staining; corner bends. A 13 1/2 x 16 1/2 uncut sheet  on thin stock. Printed and hand colored in vibrant shades. Each consists of 7 pieces and when cut and constructed would measure 16 high. They are a stereotypical Chinese and Turkish man.. Marked Druck u. Verlag v. C Burchardt s Nachf Weissenburg (Els)..
A 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" uncut sheet with a 5 3/4" Sleeping Beauty  paper doll seated at a chair with a spinning wheel attached.  4 outfits and a tiara.   Reverse is blank.. A 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" uncut sheet with a 6 1/2" paper doll  with 5 sporting outfits for the emerging woman. They include a swimming costume, a golf outfit, a riding outfit, an outfit for tennis and another for rowing.  Each with a hat.. Toning right margin.
An 18 x 12 x 1 1/2 box containing Puppet Parade - The  most Fascinating and Beautiful Toy in Existence A Reed Toy, Paper Products Division,  Electric Coproration of America,  Copyright 1943.  The set includes A t22 high x 25 wide x 18 deep Puppet Parade Stage with 12 different acts and scenery for each.  The 25 characters include The Terrific Trio, Mr. . and Mrs. Bones, Pete and Repete, Midnight Masters, Comrade Borscht, Han n Eggs, Smoothie Smith, Shirley Screech, Professor Discord, Madame Lotta Song, Honeybelle Lee and Henry Highpitch..  Lacking one sheet - Honeybelle Lee and Shirley Screech., otherwise complete including promotional paper wrap on box.  Some wear.   There is also an instruction sheet for assembly and narratives regarding the characters and a play.  The characters  as designed in various forms and would be of interest to those who collect mechanical paper.  Some have articulated joints, others movable eyes, 3-d bodies, etc.  Quite a charming set.