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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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 3 Hand Made Paper Dolls w 15 Costumes, A Dog & 2 Cats c1910s. ..  5  Naive 20"  Folk Art Paper Dolls - Buster Brown, Robert, Bertha, Nan & Lenora . .Nebraska.1910s
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".. Five (5) crayon drawn and decorated paper dolls created from 'make-do' materials-- the back of pressed board advertising signed. The first is 21 1/2" older girl in a blue dress with large white colors. Her face is drawn as profile with an exaggerated nose and chin. Her hair is curled in tendrils. Created in two pieces. Her feet and legs are applied and watercolor decorated. The second is a 19 3/4" younger fuller girl done in crayon. This doll is actually dressed with a silk bow in her hair, an islet lace neck choker and a handmade chiffon dress, banded at top with the same ribbon as used on her hair. Here gray and orange boots are crayon.   The remaining three each measures about 18 1/2". A boy and girl in sailor influenced attire. The third is a Buster Brown look-alike, wearing the familiar red suit with black neck bow and big round eyes. This dolls appear to be created by the same individual. .
 8" Handmade Watercolor Male Paper Doll named Drake Shelbourne with 11 Costumes & 3 Hats - Contemporary and Historical Attire c1940s. ..  A 6 3/4" Handmade Watercolor Paper Doll w 9 Costumes & 5 Hats. ..c1910s
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 6 3/4" young woman paper doll with day dresses,party dresses and a night gown,  The five (5) outfits with hats are a mixture of day and evening wear.  One of the outfits is a coat with a ruffled base.  Two dresses with intact tears that have been reinforced with archival tape.  Three tabs lacking; otherwise fine.  Reverse is blank..
 A collection of 16 different Trade Catalogues of Children's Books et al. 1940-1960s. Samuel Lowe Company.Kenosha, Wis. .  Be a Li'l Miss Designer Dressmaking Kit No. 898. Neptune Plastics, Inc..Brooklyn.c1960
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". . An unused  large format book titled  Be a Li'l Miss Designer - With this revolutionary new Colorful Self-Sticking Plastic Dressmaking Kit - No Glue No Sewing No Mess! Manufactured by Neptune Plastics, Inc. Brooklyn 16, NY.No. 898. Includes 4 different colors, 6 different styles (patterns), one 13" Model Doll that stands by itself, 4 storage bags for parts and many additional suggestions.  "Unlimited Hours of Fun for Girls of Every Age"  When opened the inside cover depict images of the various models and instructions.  Affixed with plastic spirals at center is a plastic wrapped card that includes the doll, the patterns and the material including ruffled trim pieces.  The back cover further promotes the product  Instructions on reverse read "Choose your outfit -- cut out paper pattern - cut plastic to shape of pattern -- cut ruffles to size.  Dress model with self-sticking clothes and ruffles. Dolls include Miss Holland, Miss Hawaii, Miss Western and Miss America.  Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2". .
 Boxed Set - Little Friends. Socolu, (S* C) No. 407.Germany.c1930s  Cut McLoughlin Hattie, 4 Original Costumes and 4 Handmade Costumes with Envelope. McLoughlin Bros..New York.1868
An 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" litho on pressed board box titled "Little Friends" with acute accents instead of dots on the "i"s.  Cover illustration depicts children at play, with one child particularly protective of her doll as others look on. Includes three (3) of four (4) unused 6" paper dolls with costumes and accessories.  All are die-cut with original connective ladders in place.  The Dolls are A, C, and D.  Each costume and accessory is coded on the tab to indicate which accessories go with with costume.  . A two-sided 4 " paper doll named Hattie.  Four (4) two-sided costumes the reverse is blank Also includes the original An 5 1/4" x 2 3/4"  folder with directions within.  Hats are lacking.  The reverse promotes McLoughlin Bros. Paper Dolls--Book Form priced from $3.75 - $18.00 per gross. priced at 50cents each.  Part of Series No. 2.  Additionally, a little cutout of a girl holding doll found with the other items. .
 Cut McLoughlin Little Fred, Complete with Envelope. McLoughlin Bros..New York.1850s  Cut-Out Dolls - Powers Models 6 Dolls with Clothes. Whitman Publishing Co.Racine, Wis..1942
A 3 1/2" effeminate paper doll named Little Fred.  Includes five 2-sided costumes; reverse is blank.  Also includes the original 5 3/8" x 2 1/2"  folder with directions within.  The reverse promotes McLoughlin Bros Amusing and Instructive Games for Children, priced at 38 or 50 cents.  Neck repair.  Part of series No. I.. 7 + pp paper doll book - 1 and a 1/4 card stock pages and the back cover are the punch out dolls.  The remaining 2 pages are a page of cut-out costumes for each doll.  The paper dolls are created after six (6) real models from the John Robert Powers Modeling agency with illustration of Powers looking up at the model lineup on front cover.  Images from photographs of Doris Meyer, Angela Green,Lillian O'Donnell, Frances Donelon, Helen Dillard and Eileen Nolans.  Each page has a theme including models for the Movies, the Newspaper, as a Dancer, the Radio Star Model, a career girl Model and a Stewardess Model.  Each with appropriate background illustrations. Measures 14 3/4" x 9 3/4". .
 Fairyland Sprites to Paint, Crayon and Cut-out. No 1202 - ABCs, Counting  and Paper Dolls.  1930  Fiesta Paper Dolls. Saalfield, ArtCraft, No. 1723.USA.c1960
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. A 12 1/2" x 10 1/2" book with six (6) paper dolls to cut out from the the covers.  Each is dressed in Hispanic influenced attire.  Includes four (4) pages of festive traditional costumes to cut for the dolls.  Each garment is labeled with the country of origin.  The countries include Uruguay, Guatemala, Cuba, Costa Rica, Honduras, Argentina, Dutch Guiana, Paraguay, Ecuador, Columbia, panama, Mexico, Peru, Chili and Bolivia, .
 Hollywood Dollies - Series 1. Hollywood Dollies, Inc..New York NY.1925  Junior Miss Paper Dolls. Saalfield Pub. Co..Akron, OH.1942
A series of life-like miniatures of famous motion picture stars in original costumes worn in pictures.This is the First Series, including eight (8) different paper doll stars, each with three (3) actual movie costumes with accessories.  They include Colleen Moore,  Rudolph Valentino, Tom Mix, Mae West, Norma Talmadge, Douglas Mac Lean, Norma Shearer and Reginald Denny.   Elaborate costumes as seen in the early movies.  The reverse is blank. Each measures 10 1/4" x 14 1/4".  Scarce. . 15 5/8" x 10 3/4" uncut paper doll book with four (4) 12" adolescent girls - Judy, Betty, Molly and Patsy.  Six (6) pages of costumes including play clothes, prom wear, school outfits, shoes with anklets, school books with a book strap and of course hats to match each of the outfits -- everything a Junior Miss would wish for. .
 Just for You - Jean and Johnnie's Country Holiday, A Story Cut-out Book c1950s w Gender Neutral Paper Doll.  1950s  Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, Advertising Booklet and Paper Doll. J. B. Carroll Co .Chicago.c1900
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 �" Two pieces of advertising materials for Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children. The first item is a 16 pp (including covers) booklet advertising Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children, as well as other products sold by the manufacturer, including Mother Gray's Aromatic Leaf (a medicinal tea for digestive health) and Allen's Foot Ease (a powder to help with achy feet). The Sweet Powders was supposedly an all-natural remedy developed by a nurse, known as Mother Gray, who worked at the Childrens Home in New York City. While the powders were originally meant to treat pinworms, they were also soon used to treat a variety of other ailments, such as headaches, fever, and constipation. While it is unknown if there is any truth to who Mother Gray was, the product itself was distributed and marketed by Allen S. Olmstead who owned a proprietary medicine company. The powders werent exactly made from all-natural ingredients, the main ingredient was actually calomel (mercurous chloride), which could be toxic if used regularly, causing mercury poisoning. Other ingredients were licorice, slippery elm, anise, sulfur, bicarbonate of soda, sugar (hence the word sweet in the name) and mandrake (also poisonous). The second item is a paper doll of Mother Gray, who supposedly was a nurse, specializing in children's health. The "walking" paper doll has feet on the bottom that rotate as you push it across a table. The pocket of the dress has an insert so that you can have something sticking out of the pocket. The back states that the doll was made by J. B. Carroll Co. Measures 5 3/4" x3" (booklet), 6" x 2 1/2" (paper doll) . Minor toning due to age.
 Naive Pennsylvania Paper Cuts - 2 Woman, a Horse and Cart with Rolling Wheels.   Shakespeare's 7 Ages of Man Advertising Paper Dolls - Kirkman's Borax Soap. Kirkman's Borax Soap.Brooklyn, Buffalo.c1890s
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. Includes a 4 1/4" self-standing die-cut paper doll of an infant.  Captioned 1st Age - The Seven Ages, Shakespeare' The reverse reads "First Age- THE INFANT.  Baby's clothes its little stockings -- its cunning little undershirts -- its sweet snowy dress -- should all be washed with Kirkman's Borax Soap.  Don't use cheap and nasty soaps in washing the dear child's things". Shakespeare's verse reads  AAt firt the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. The remainder of this advertising set includes six (6) different costumes and hats. They include The School Boy The Lover The Soldier The Judge An Old Man The Ancient Each captioned with age appropriate information re the Borax soap. .
 The Dolly Dressmaker, B.B. Ltd. No. 509 Printed in England. C1950s â“ An unusual twist on a paper doll book- Patterns, Swatches and Trim.   Un-Cut Paper Doll Book - At Our House;  Mothers & Daughters, Saalfield 1960s. ..
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..
 Un-Cut Paper Doll Book - Trudy in her Teens, Merrill 1943. ..  Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Eve Arden, Authorized Edition. Saalfield No. 158510..1953
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.. Smart costumes for the statuesque actress for various roles she played.12 5/8" x 10 3/4".  Number of Dolls:2.  Doll Size: 11 1/2"<. No of Costume Pages: 4.
 Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Skating Stars, Whitman 1954 - 3 Dolls. .. 12 Embossed Victorian Scraps - British Royals
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.. 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.
13” Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scrap of Young Boy in Sailor Suit with Fishing Net, Probably Tuck 2 finely executed paper dolls with 2 costumes and 2 hats done after 1850s Brave Boy and Little Girl . All Two-sided.. ..c1940s
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 7 3/4" male and slightly shorter female two-sided paper dolls.  They are drawn in the style of the Brave Boy and the Little Girl  He in dashing finery with a sword and feathered hat, she in her outing attire with her dog at her side.  Both with creative license, but well executed in the style of. .
Paper Dolls & Costumes Dearie Dolls 1915 3 S.H. & M. Bias Velveteen Skirt Bindings Head and Shoulders Advertising Paper Dolls. Sackette & Wilhelms Litho Co..NY.c1895
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. Three (3) different die-cut advertising head and shoulders paper dolls compliments of S.H. & M. Skirt binding tape.  Each depicts an elegant lady of means, dressed for various social events.  Perhaps designed as an aspiration the for average child.  The reverse of the dress promotes the various bindings available for sale. Printed on the reverse of the front of the dress is information on obtaining the three figures shown by sending five 2 cent stamps to the S.H. & M.  Co. NYC.  Each measures 8 1/2"..
Grandmother Handmade Paper Doll 4 Bizarre appearing Infant Toddler Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scraps
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) different 6" embossed die-cut Victorian scraps of infants or young toddlers.  Each with a different flowing gown.  Three of the four hold objects. One is in a high chair with the tails of the gown tucked under the legs of the chair.  What makes these items particularly unusual is the maturity of their faces and the deep set eyes.   REverse is blank.
4 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls with a Dolly and Profusion of Costumes, created by Mary Hale Cutler, 1894. 4 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls with a Dolly and Profusion of Costumes, created by Mary Hale Cutler, 1894.. ..
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.. 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 5" Handmade Paper Doll with 10 Costumes c1870s. ..
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.
7” Dressed Victorian Scrap Paper Doll Sailor Girl with Pond Boat - Lace Paper Ruffles & Red Tissue Paper Sash c1890s 7” Watercolor paper doll w 15 handmade costumes.  C1900. ..
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. 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. .
L  B Victorian Scrap Jointed Paper Doll 9” Late Victorian Newspaper Paper Doll with 9 Elaborate Handmade Costumes  c1903

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.
A Large Family of 19 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls c1890s A Loving Gift of Two (2) Handmade c1860s Paper Dolls with Numerous Decorated Paper Costumes Presented as a Valentine to a Young Child
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. W. Macy Women's World Magazine, Promotional Booklet - Horoscopes - An exposition of Occult Laws of Stars and Planets Affecting the Lives and Destinies of Men and Women. Cruver Manufacturing Co..Chicago.1913 A.W. Scribner  Our Annual Sketch Book: Souvenir of the Exhibition . Heliotype Printing Company.Boston.1889
28 pp. booklet. Illustrated wraps. The cover depicts an astronomer gazing at the heavens.  Designed with advertisments printed on the left and the introduction and horoscopes by sign printed on the right hand page.  The horoscope pages are in color and present an overview for those born under the sign.  The advertisements are for premiums available from the magazine with the purchase of a subscription.  Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". The sketchbook combines advertisement and a year end exhibition to show the work of the students from a free evening drawing school. 10 pages with paper wrappers. The inside front and back covers have the names that correspond with the works of art that were being presented, as well as the graduating class. Each page has several, highly decorative and elaborate advertisement works from various local businesses in or around North Adams, Massachusetts. 7 3/4" x 4 3/4"    .
Advertising Paper Doll for The New Home Sewing Machine Co.. Forbes Co. .Orange MA.c1895 Air Hostess Push-Out Paper Dolls and Dresses. Saalfield.Akron OH.1947
A front and back paper doll created by Forbes Co. consisting of multiple parts to be joined to create the object. The 81/2" x 5" card Compliments of The New Home Sewing Machine Co has a main figure of a sewing machine that folds at top for insertion of head and shoulder component of one of two women - a young lady or an older woman--your preference.  It is accompanied by a 9 1/2" x 3 1/2" card is to be cut and constructed to create a back drop for the sewing woman.  It is an image of a house and is captioned "Our New Home".  Reverse of both cards blank.. A 13 3/4" x 10 5/8"  book with six (6) punch out paper dolls on the covers including an Air Hostess.  Six (6) costume pages.  Note that the costumes are formal, as one would have worn on an airplane in the 1940s.  Additionally the costumes are for an affluent family vacationing.  Notably there is only one additional costume for the Air Hostess, which is an additional uniform (all work and no play).  Airplane motif background decoration. .
Air Hostess Push-Out Paper Dolls and Dresses. Saalfield.Akron OH.1947 Angela Tuite Price Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Pretty as a Picture . Saalfield  No. 2703..1948
A 13 3/4" x 10 5/8"  book with six (6) punch out paper dolls on the covers including an Air Hostess.  Six (6) costume pages.  Note that the costumes are formal, as one would have worn on an airplane in the 1940s.  Additionally the costumes are for an affluent family vacationing.  Notably there is only one additional costume for the Air Hostess, which is an additional uniform (all work and no play).  Airplane motif background decoration. . The cover of the book depicts proper young girl of yesteryear reading an album, with a die-cut frame above with a cellophane window showing portraits of the dolls on the second . The next page shows the to characters i a room scene. The costume pages show fashions of the day for young girls in the late 1940s with stylish accessories including a double locket with faux pictures and elements of charm including a "Gone with the Wind".  Of note is a riding outfit with jodhpurs. A mixture of sentimental and 1940s modern. The actual punch-out dolls are on the back cover. 11 1/2" x 10 3/4".  Number of Dolls: Size: 10".  No of Costume Pages: 5 with a 6th page depicting the girls posing on stage...
Art Tanchon - Illustrator Circus Day - Cut-out Book No. 135.. Stephens Publishing.Sandusky, OH.n.d. c1950s. Au Bon Marche 3D Movable  Die-cut  Toddler Paper Doll in High Chair with Toy Wheeled Lamb
6 page paper doll book with heavy stock covers.  Paper dolls printed on back cover.  Each character has a page of costumes and accessories.  They include Bosco the Bear,  Monk (monkey), Elmer the Elephant, George the Giraffe and Laffie "the Clown.  The final costume page is the circus ring and animal cars. Measures 10 1/2" x 10 3/4".. 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.
Betty Sue clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll. slight wear on cover 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 C1830s  Watercolor Overlay Transformation Set – Lovely Woman with  Six (6) Overlay Personae in Handcrafted Box

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..
Childhood Letters of Emily Hockaday Blair (Henrotin). .Missouri.1888-1894 Collection of 20th Century Paper Dolls used in Fashion Advertising to Children Directly. .United States.1917-1996
A wonderful collection of over 40 items of a child's letters to her parents. Emily Hockaday Blair was only five years old when her mother and father sent her away to her aunt's house in 1888. Emily spent at least several months there a year while her parents were traveling between various cities in Missouri, Chicago, Washington, DC, and New York. Eventually it appears she also began to go to school year around near her Aunt's house. For the next six years Emily sent letters to her father, Francis Preston Blair III, and mother, Florence Price Blair, keeping them updated on her education and constantly asking to see them soon or if they were sending her any dolls. The collection includes correspondence and drawings done by Emily Hockaday Blair. The letters written by Emily are addressed to Faver and Mudgie, presumably pet names for her father and mother. The envelopes within the collection are either addressed to Florence Price Blair or Francis Preston Blair. The first few letters are from 1888 when Emily would have been about five years old. These early letters mostly consist of Emily practicing her writing on one side, normally writing either her or a family members names or the alphabet. Occasionally there are also some drawings accompanying her practice letters. The actual letter on the other side was written by her Aunt Lizbeth. However they are the words of Emily herself as the letters end with "this is just as she dictates." As Emily grows and begins to become more proficient in her writing she begins to write to her parents herself. These letters mostly consist of her stating her wish to see her parents soon and either requesting a new toy or thanking them for one they sent. By 1893 she has started writing more detailed letters about her education and the time she was spending with her cousins. She even sent them two maps she drew of the United States for school. The last two letters in the collection were sent in 1894. They were written on the same day, August 23, with one addressed to Faver and one to Mudgie. They are the only two letters not handwritten, and were produced by a typewriter. In addition to the letters there is a hand embroidered handkerchief that was Emily's New Years gift in 1892 to her parents. There is also a photograph of Emily herself. Based on the stamp on the back it taken by Joseph L. Douglass, a commercial photographer in Columbia, Missouri who was active from the 1890s into the early 1900s. She is wearing a large hat and appears to be about six years old. Additionally, there is a small name card/visiting card, with Emily's name printed on it and a note stating to "Mudgie and Faver". Lastly there is a poem "The Queen's Gift" written by Rose Hartwick Thorpe, which was transcribed by Emily at some point. There are 8 envelopes in the collection. Based upon the address present, it is obvious her parents traveled a great deal. Several of them are to Kansas City, Missouri. Two others were sent to Muskogee and South McAlister in Indian Territory (now known as Oklahoma). The last three are addressed to two different addresses in Chicago, presumably from when her father started to set up his law practice there. Additionally several of the letters themselves make reference to her parents travel to New York and Washington DC. To view this collection please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/PJAKxHjqGoVdccyF7 . Emily was born on November 16, 1883 in Missouri. Both her mother and father were a part of well-known and prestigious families in the 1800s. Her mother was from a prominent, pioneering Missouri family, the Prices. Her grandfather Robert Beverly Price was a well-known banker and gentleman farmer, who was active in local politics. He was also greatly involved in the financial success of his alma mater, the University of Missouri. He served as Treasurer for the university for over forty-five years. Emily herself attended the university in 1907. On her father's side of the family, she was a part of one of the most powerful political families of the 19th century, the Blairs. Emily was the granddaughter of Francis Preston, Jr, and the great granddaughter of Francis Preston, Sr. Preston Sr. was an American journalist, newspaper editor, and influential figure in national politics advising several U.S. presidents across the party lines. He was an unofficial adviser to presidents Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren and Abraham Lincoln. Preston Jr. was an American jurist, politician and soldier. During the Civil War he held the rank of Major General, and commanded a division at Vicksburg under Sherman. He even took part in Sherman's March to the Sea. He was a Missouri Senator, and in 1868, he was Horatio Seymour's vice-presidential candidate for the Democratic Party losing presidential ticket. The Blair family was particular close to Mary Todd Lincoln's family and therefore Abraham Lincoln. In fact, Emily's father, Francis Preston Blair III, reported even played 'town ball' with Abraham Lincoln during his visits to their family's estate in the mid-1860s. Emily's father, Francis Preston Blair III, unlike his forebears and siblings, did not follow in his family's footsteps of national political ambitions. As a young man he graduated West Point and was stationed at Fort Hamilton. Later he studied law at Columbia University in New York. After receiving his degree, he met and married Florence Price. After his marriage, he opened up a law practice first in St. Louis and later Chicago. Emily herself would eventually marry into a prominent Chicago family, the Henrotins. Her in-laws were the Chicago power couple of Ellen Martin Henrotin and Charles Henrotin. Ellen was a writer, activist and staunch suffragette, while Charles was a prominent banker who founded the Chicago Stock Exchange and eventually became an influential person in global politics as he was Consul to both Belgium and Turkey. Emily married their elder son, Edward, and would eventually move to Cherryplain, New York, where she and her husband were involved in farming and sheep breeding. Emily H. B. Henrotin would die in 1965. In the 1880s companies saw a way of reaching a wider audience by creating advertising material that was directed towards a young audience. The hope was that children might help to direct their parent's spending habits. By the early 1900s, advertisers had perfected this technique and had come up with a wide variety of paper games and toys meant to attract a child's attention. One such paper toy that was used by advertisers was paper dolls. With the combination of cheap printing and a surge in the popularity of paper dolls, manufacturers of all kinds of household goods took advantage by using them to promote their wares. The fashion and clothing industry in particular used this to great effect, as these ads were designed to mainly target young girls, and encourage them to desire to dress like their favorite paper doll. This collection consists of 11 items (25 dolls) of advertising paper dolls. Below is a brief description of the items within the collection. Dandyline Company Paper Doll (1917) The Dandyline Company, based in Chicago, IL, made dresses for young girls in the early 1900s. It then sold them to retail stores across the country along with an advertising paper doll. While the two dolls in this section are extremely similar, they are slightly different. This is mainly seen in the details of the yellow dress they are both wearing. The back of the doll had a space for the retail store to print its name and address.  This is the "Little Sister" series and includes two dolls and 14 costumes. Note the gender specific objects being held by the costumes. The back of each out had a Lot No. so that one could order the exact outfit. The two stores on the back of the dolls in this collection are E. M. Devine in Philadelphia, PA, and Hirsch D. G. Co. in Decatur, IL. 2 Dolls + 13 outfits, CUT, Measures 7" x 2 1/4" (Doll) FA Quality Family (c1920) During the 1920s a company by the name of FA Quality Trimmings, which sold various ribbons and trimmings meant to accent clothing, started a line of dolls called the FA Quality Family. It was a set of 4 dolls- Mother, Sister, Betty, and Buddy (Buddy is missing from this collection) with three outfits each.  On each sheet is the advertising phrase: "These cut out dolls serve two purposes; to amuse the children and to give you the style suggestions designed by experts." 3 UNCUT SHEETS (3 dolls + 9 outfits), Measures 7 3/4" x 5" Stories and Fashion (1934) Like the title suggests, this 16 pp. black and white booklet contains both paper dolls and short stories. Published by Mabley & Carew, a prominent department store in Cincinnati, Ohio, its goal was to help sell the clothing available at its store. The book contains six dolls: Mary, Tommy, the twins Betty & Bobby, Billy and Baby Jane. Beside each outfit is the price and department store floor in which it can be found on. The stories in this booklet are: The Little Boy and the Brook, My Fairy, and the Baby Stuart. Cover is detached. 6 Dolls + 10 outfits with accessories, UNCUT Booklet, Measures 7 1/2" 5 1/4" Miss Sunbeam Paper Doll Set (1949) Sunbeam Bread used their Miss Sunbeam doll to not only encourage the purchase of their baked goods, but also as a mean of selling their "Simplicity Printed Patterns". These sewing patterns allowed mothers to recreate the dresses Miss Sunbeam wore for their daughter. Next to each outfit was a product code that correlated to a specific sewing pattern. There are two pages for this item, the first page, with the doll, is in color, while the second page is in black and white. This would allow the child to have even more fun with the toy by coloring in the outfits. These two sheets are stapled together. 1 Doll + 9 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 8 3/4" Miss Sunbeam Paper Doll Set (c1950) The same paper doll as mention in the previous item, but with new outfits, mean for a new season. These outfits, along with the product code also gave an age range. Additionally this version had a teddy bear paper doll as well. 1 Doll + 9 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 8 3/4" Gibbs Kids Paper Dolls (c1950) Produced by Gibbs Underwear Company, based in Philadelphia, PA, Gibbs Kids was a series of paper dolls intended to help local retailers sell their clothes. The doll featured is the "10 year old Sister", and it showcases 4 outfits. What is unique about this item is not all the outfits paired with the doll are made or sold by Gibbs. Additionally, on the back of the sheet is a stamp that says "Compliments of Paperdoll Gazette, Shirley Hedge, Editor, Route 2, Princeton IND. 47679" 1 Doll + 4 outfits, 1 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 9" Carter's School Wise Cut-Ups (Sept 1952) Printed in the September 1952 issue of McCall's, a monthly American women's magazine that ceased publication in 1992, was a printed ad for Carter's. Carter's was a clothing store for children selling clothes from 'cradle through school'. This ad features two dolls, a Big Sis, and a Baby Sis, each with their own outfit. The ad speaks directly to the child stating that their outfits mean that "Daddy saves dollars galore!" 2 Dolls + 2 outfits, 1 UNCUT SHEET, Measures 13 1/2" x 5 1/4" Pretty as Picture (1961) In a children's magazine, entitled 'Jack & Jill', a paper doll was printed for Vogue Patterns, a company that sold patterns for fashionable clothes. This doll was designed by Betty Jaxon and was meant to capitalize on the Easter holiday. In two sheets, a doll named Jill (there are two version of the same doll, each in a difference stance) is surrounded by colorful, fashionable outfits. Each outfit has the pattern number printed on its tabsThe Pretty as a Picture sheet was a store give-away, the second sheet is a proof presumably for future designs. 2 Dolls + 10 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 14" x 10 1/4" (Larger sheet) Bendel's Cut-Out Dolls (1962) Henri Bendel was an innovator when it came to high end luxury fashion and his boutique shop in New York City soon became a beacon of luxury for the cities elite. He also was a strong proponent fashion-centric illustration, and since paper dolls are a natural progression of that he soon had several books of them that he used to sell his clothes. The item is a 12 pp. booklet with paper wraps. The cover is an illustration of a cut out sheet of paper dolls. The book 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. There is even an introductory note in the beginning of the book that asks the children not to cut out the dolls until mother has ordered the desired outfits. 3 Dolls + 21 outfits with accessories, UNCUT Booklet, Measures 9" x 7" Vind Garn Til Vinterens Dolls (1966) Published in Familie Journalen, Denmark's longest running weekly family and women's magazine (it was started in 1877), are two paper dolls. The advertisement is for Dale Crepe, a yarn company in Europe. The dolls are meant to help selling knitting patterns, and each sweater is a pattern you can purchase. There is a both a boy and girl doll, each with fours knit sweaters, and at least one knit hat and pair of mittens.  In Danish. 2 Dolls + 8 sweaters with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 13 1/2" x 10" Look Book Holiday (1996) This advertising pamphlet was aimed directly at both young boy and girl fashionistas. This is evident even in the title, as a 'Look Book' is a collection of designs compiled to show off a style or clothing line. Even the names of the outfits advertised in this accordion folded pamphlet are titled to reflect that. Such as "Glamor Girl", "Updated Classics", and "Long, Lean Look". Published for the holiday season by The Children's Place, an American specialty retailer of children's apparel and accessories since 1969. It comes with two dolls, a boy and a girl with several outfits each. The pamphlet is printed in color and is double sided. As such, it is impossible to cut out both dolls and all the outfits from the same pamphlet. 2 Dolls + 13 outfits with accessories, UNCUT, Measures 5" x 3 1/4" (folded), 26" x 5" (unfolded) To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/XwvcVTTJih1xvwYr7 .
Corinne and Bill Bailey (illustrators) Fashion Shop Paper Dolls. Saalfield.Akron OH.1937 Demorest's Family Magazine -  Advertising Paper Doll with 2 Costumes. ..1895
The front cover is a die-cut window exposing the fashion dolls on the next page through the windows.   Note the awning lifts to allow the book to open.  The first page is heavy card stock and has the three (3) punch-out models Henry, Marie and Cecile and three (3) additional models Phyllis, Donna and Annette on the inside back page.  There arey four (4) costume pages at in the center of the book laid out as though they were displays in a boutique.  The back cover includes a mannequin and two (2) display heads for displaying hats. All one would need to set up shop.  Measures 12 1/2" x 10 1/2". . An 8 1/2" paper doll attired in corset and petticoats with printe d message on reverse "Please remember that a new dress for this doll will be given to you each month.  It will be presented to you by the dealer as a gift from DEMOREST'S FAMILY MAGAZINE.  All the favor they request of you in return is that you will ask your mother, or the grown people of your family, to read the "Contents" of the Magazine that will be printed on the back of the dress each month.  Our object is to interest them in the Magazine; so, after calling for a new dress each month, be sure to perform this little duty, and then you will feel at liberty to call for another dress the following month."   Compliments of Ames and Bates Newsdealer & Stationers, Boston. Accompanied by two dresses cut from Demorest's promotions from 1819.  Guess the child didn't appreciate being used as an advertising pawn after a couple of months....
Edson Keith & Co., Wholesale Millinery 2 Uncut Advertising Paper Doll - Dorothy Keith Hats for Girls. .Chicago.c1920 Embossed Die-cut Paper Toys - Wild Animals -  Lion Family & Hyaena
Two (2) different 13" x 10" uncut paper doll sheets promoting hats for girls.  Each page includes an 8 1/2" paper doll, one dress and nien (9) different hats.  Each hat has an item number.   If the girl was interested in hat she was to ask her mother to purchase it for her at Edson Keith & Co.  Reverse is blank.  Quite scarce.. 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.
Ethel Hays (illustrator) Cinderella Paper Dolls. Saalfield.Akron OH.1950 F. Gere, Illustrator.  13 Anna Belle Newspaper Paper Dolls. ..1908-1913
Measures 12 1/2" x 10 3/4" with four (4) 7 1/2" paper dolls on the back cover - Cinderella, Prince Charming and the not so ugly step-sisters.  Note the Cinderella on the front cover looks like a statuesque movie star.  Six (6) costume pages with costumes for Cinderella before and after, her step-sisters and the prince  and of course an array of slippers with "question marks". . Color newspaper paper dolls series of a good little girl who is always very careful about her dress.  Printed on newspring. Each segment includes at least one paper dolls with costumes and accessories and a narrative promoting good behavior, caring and living in a perfect world.  A segment captioned New Fall Clothes - Fall 1911 is a narrative on how being proper requires wearing nice new clothes and organizing a sewing society  and instead of making things for ourselves we will give them to poor little girls and boys who never have nice things. Anna Belle was unexpectedly elected president and know they will make children happy with the clothes they make. All an interesting approach to socialization.   Titles include Anna Belle goes to the seashore, Anna Belle's Grandpa, Anna Belle Visits Sister Mary, Anna Belle's school furniture, new fall clothing, playing moving pictures (Native American costumes), Anna Belle's brother Harold and Baby Sister (note his rifle and sword), Brother Harold's Birthday, School Gymnasium, Getting Ready for School, Anna Belle's Dining Room Furniture, Anna Belle Visits Arabia and Anna Belle's Valentine Party. Several mention the Sewing Circle.  Each measures approximately 10" x 7 3/4", cut from a newspaper. . Anna Belle newspaper paper dolls first appeared May 1908 in the Seymour Daily Republican Newspaper, Seymour Ind.
Faith Jaques Tilly's House. Margaret K. McElderry Book.New York.1979 Fanciful 15" Articulated Dresed Matador
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..
Fanny's First Flirtation - Dressed Paper Doll.  Peterson's Magazine 1872 . .. Fine 12" Watercolor Dressed Scotsman with Articulated Legs c1890s
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..
French Paper Dolls - Pauline Baby and Annete. McLoughlin Bros..New York.1895 Paper Doll 1933  Italian Angelina
A 7 1/4" cut-out two-sided Annette the nurse paper doll and baby Pauline.  In original envelope with additional two-sided costume a cloak for baby Pauline.   Printed on heavy stock.  Note that these are only so-called "French Paper" doll, just an advertising promotion by McLoughlin of a nurse in French regional attire.  The set is believed to be complete. See Howard pg. 191.. 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.
Paper Doll 1933 Wenonah Indian Friend Front and Back McLoughlin style paper doll promotes Brook's Spool Cotton - 3 Costumes. ..1890s
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 5 1/4" front and back paper doll stylized after McLoughlin's 1890s Clara and Alice. She holds a card that reads Brook's Spool Cotton is the best.  There are spools of thread at her feet.  Her three (3) costumes appear to be regional attire from various countries, perhaps Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands. Appear to be cut from a sheet with advertising on reverse.  Missing surface litho on the reverse of back side of each costume and doll presumably had been glued down at one point and carelessly removed..
Good Neighbor Paper Dolls. Saalfield Pub. Co..Akron, OH.1946 Group of 9 Gouache Wentzel (?) Paper French Infantry Soldiers 1870s
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.
H. E. J. Handmade Jenny Lind Paper Doll w 5 Handmade Costumes. .. Henderson’s Boots and Shoes
A 6" handmade pen and ink and watercolor Jenny Lind paper doll with 4 cut and one uncut costume.  The uncut costume has two guards pencils in the background.  Fine replicas copied from the Albert Davis Collection of prints. . Johanna Maria Lind (6 October 1820 2 November 1887), better known as Jenny Lind, was a Swedish opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". One of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, she performed in soprano roles in opera in Sweden and across Europe, and undertook an extraordinarily popular concert tour of America beginning in 1850. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music from 1840. 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.
Jane Langton Original Art - 2 Watercolor Paper Dolls and Costumes in Stylized 1850s attire. .. Jay Kissinger, Jay and Peter Palazzo  Bendel's Cut-out Dolls.  1962
Four (4) original watercolor designs are attributed to Jane Langton while a graduate student at Radcliffe. Although not signed they were given to the previous owner by Ms. Langton as her work. Finely detailed well executed art. Created on art board, each measures 12" x 8 1/2".  . Jane Gillson Langton (1922-) is an American writer and author of children's literature and mystery novels. She both writes and illustrates her novels. Previous owner indicated they came with a note "I made these tiresomely stylized dolls when a graduate student at Radcliffe, about 1946" 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.
Juke Box Paper Dolls. Saalfield No. 2586.Akron OH.1948 Junior Joys for Girls & Boys - Women's Work Calendar and Little Polly Flinders Paper Doll
A 14" x 11" uncut paper doll book with scene of soda shop with juke box  on the front and back covers.  Four (4) punch out dolls (2 each cover). Six (6) costume pages -- with all of the typical 1940s iconography - the jock football costume, the kitchen frock complete with apron, hats with most dresses and of course the prom dress.. A 14 3/4" x 10 1/2"  children's page from People's Popular Magazine.  It is the Junior Joys for Girls and Boys.  This is the Girl's page.  It features the story of The Sad Bird-House and a 5 1/2" x 2 3/4" "jolly calendar" for little girls to trace or draw outlining women's work by day of the week i.e. Monday is wash day, Tuesday is ironing day.  At the base of the page is Polly Flinders, a 1 3/4" paper doll with 3 outfits and a doll plus a  she also has an anthropomorphic or dressed bird with a sinlge outfit.  Edge wear and toning.
Valentine Marionette - Leprechaun Mary Jane clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll.
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.
Mary Lee clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll. McLoughlin Bertha Blond 1875 Paper Doll
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 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 Betsey Brunette 1875 Paper Doll Mechanical 'Copper' #14 Looking Tough on Valentine’s Day - I want to COP your Heart
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.

Mechanical Hidden Face Valentine - umbrella reveals girl w heart pierced arrow Military Movable Rocking Paper Doll - Little Folk’s Play Friends, LHJ - Baby Tank Corps, June 1919
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.
Military Movable Rocking Paper Doll - Little Folk’s Play Friends, LHJ,  Uncle Sam’s Fighters - Dickie  A. Medalwinner 1919 Military Movable Rocking Paper Doll - Little Folk’s Play Friends, LHJ, Uncle Sam’s Figherts 1919
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.
Monseigneur Le Duc de Berry (Charles, Duke of Berry) (1686-1714)- Fabric Dressed Engraving Mother Goose CutOut Picture Book . National Art Co. .New York.c1930s
Image depicting the front facing Charles, Duke of Berry. Whole length with curled wig. Engraving and etching on laid paper with hand-applied color, fabric swatches inlaid from behind.  Includes fine brocades and silks.  Believed to have been adapted for use by a clothier to promote their fabrics.  Site view 11 3/4" x 8".  Figure height 6 3/4".  Housed in modern frame, not removed. A four leaf book including the covers. Wraps  Images of Little Bo Peep on the front and Little Red Ridinghood on the back.  The inside covers of have the Little Bo Peep rhyme and story of Litte Red Ridinghood.  A costume page for each character. Directions included.   The head of the Bo-Peep on cover is die-cut for proper placement of the costumes.  Each has die-cuts for costume tab placement.  Measures 13 3/4" x 7 1/2".  .
Mrs. Tom L. Ketchings Mary Ann Takes Part in Confederate Balls Given In Natchez Each Spring .  1940s My Real Doll House, with Cut-Out and Stand-Up Illustrations and Colored Lithograph. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, Ohio.c1910
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 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.
My Smallest Doll's Room My Smallest Doll's Room - Fishery Seaside German c1930. ..
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.  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 German.  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.  Includes a boy and girls  transporting fish from the shore. 3 costumes plus accessories and twofold shore scene.   Most likely from the 1930s.  This is a scarce item.
My smallest doll's room - Furnished Nursery with several dolls for dressing and nice toys for same. In six different designs. Germany, c1930s.. .. Nancy Pritchard White Nursery Rhyme Puppet Book. Jack Built Toy Mf'g Co..Los Angeles.1957
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 An 11" x  13" litho on press board spiral bound book.  Edited and Illustrated by Florence and Bob Dalton,   There is  one die-cut stage page with proscenium on the front  and directions  for use on the reverse or the behind the scenes.  There are also eight (8) quarter page nursery rhymes pages with the verse on the left pages and an image of the backs of the heads of the audience on the right.  The stage is designed with three slots to insert the base of the stick puppets.  It includes 16 stick actors and prop puppets with a die-cut  character(s) on top of each stick. They are stored in captioned slots on the inside front cover that also displays instructions.  .  The verses include Little Miss Muffett, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Hickory, Dickory, Dock, Jack Be Nimble, Georgie Porgie, Little Bo-Peep, and Hey, Diddle Diddle.  Night scene on back inside cover.    . Scuffing and surface wear. Complete.
Newspaper Cut-out Paper Doll Victorian and Early 20th Century paper dolls by Raphael Tuck
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.

 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.

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

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.

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. 

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

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

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.

Paper Doll Family -- No. 1. McLoughlin Bros..NY.1875-76 Patty Lou clothes and playthings to cut out: A Cut-Out Doll. slight wear on cover
A set of six (6)  paper dolls created from embossed die-cut scraps with textured paper skirts, trimmed in lace paper. Housed on original backing.  Title reads "Paper Doll Family -- No. 1. Captions below each include Susie, Charley, Rosey, Harry, Lilly and Willie.   Dolls and stands affixed to card with string ties.   Reverse is blank.   Each doll is approximately 5 1/3 " tall.  The card measures 12 1/2"x 9 3/4". Pictured in 'Those Fascinating Paper Dolls", Marian B. Howard, pg. 193.  Note some of the names on the set from the 1875-76 McLoughlin catalog are different. . 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
Pelagie Doane Polly Patchwork and her Friends - create your own styles. Rev. Frederic Denison, A.M. Picturesque Narragansett: Sea and Shore with Illustrated Providence and Newport . J.A. & R.A. Reid, Printers, Publishers and Engravings.Providence .1880
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". This book has everything that is needed as an introduction to the shore area of Rhode Island. There are advertisement for various businesses that are located in the relevant area. Two fold-out maps are also included in the book, for ease of navigating when visiting. The majority is dedicated to giving brief descriptions of a variety of places to visit and sight see. Broken up into three sections, Providence, Bay and Shores, and Newport, each has locations recommended. For example, Dexter Asylum, Fort Dumplings, and Redwood Library, to  name very few. There are also illustrations of some locations mentioned throughout. 9 3/4" x 6 3/4". First map measures 27" x 24" and second map measure 18" x 22".
Robin Hood and Maid Marian Paper Dolls. Saalfield No. 2748.Akron OH.1956 Ruth Upham (Illustrator) Walking Paper Doll Family. Saalfield No. 1074.Akron OH.1934
A 14" x 0 3/4" paper doll book with the  two (2) 10" punch-out characters and stands on the front cover.   Includes six (6) pages of costumes  (including traditional green Robin Hood costumes for both).  Also includes accessories.  Background motif is Sherwood Forest.   The back cover tells the story of Robert of Locksley (Robin Hood) and Maid Marian.. A rather unusual uncut book with an affluent family of six, plus a nurse for the children and Bim the cat and Pal the dog.   Each of the punch-out characters  has only one leg attached with a second to be attached according to instructions using a needle and thread.  This allows the dolls to both "stand alone" and "walk".  Total of three (3) character pages and four (4) costume pages.   All of the costumes and accessories were designed to give the appearance of wealth and privilege  to the degree of each child's costume is holding a different toy.  Unique in many ways the characters are quite tall, Father is 15" tall.  The book measures 15 3/4" x 10". .
Sally Ann clothes and playthings to cut out: A cut-out doll. Scarce 24 Alphabet ABC Occupational Victorian Scraps or Reliefs c1880
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. 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.
Set of 5 Die-cut Alpine Figures with Horse & Donkey Decorated for a Festival c1900 Stokes 1895  A Year of Paper Doll
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. 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.
Style Shop Paper Dolls. Saalfield.Akron OH.1943 The Bridal Party Series
An 11" x 11" book with four (4) "perfectly shaped" statuesque young women paper dolls on the covers adorned in undergarments.  The four (4) costume pages contain nip waist dresses and outfits. Most include a matching hat.  Also includes a wedding gown. There is one somewhat uncharacteristic outfit with loose fitting pants and sweater with a letter sweater. The border decorations are 1940s feminine niceties such as cosmetics, jewels, gloves, handkerchiefs and handbags-- each with a ribbon background. . 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 The Emergence of Women – as Seen through Sunday Supplement Paper Dolls - a Collection of 2 Paper Dolls & 47 Costumes -. Boston Herald .Boston.1895

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 History of Little Fanny, Exemplified in A Series of Figures, S. and J. Fuller, 1811 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.
Three Little Pigs Cutouts. Whitman Publishing.Racine Wis..1939 Twinkle: The picture paper specially for little girls
6 card stock pages with punch-out characters and accessories.  No narrative except for brief directions on placement,, etc. All characters self-standing with side easels. Indoor and outdoor scenes with the 3 little pigs, their mother and the Big Bad Wolf. Measures 8 3/4" x 9 3/4". . 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. .
Baby Blue McLoughlin Paper Doll with 3 Costumes, Dolly Varden Dolls Series c1876 Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Ann Sheridan w 2 Dolls - Authorized Edition.. Whitman Publ. Co...1944
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. 1944 A collaboration with dolls by Lee Lunzer and clothes by Hedwig Jo Meixner.   Each page has a vignette of Sheridan wearing one of the costumes on the page. Stylized imagery structures as costumes hanging on display with whimsical border decoration. Caption on each page summarizes costumes on the page. 13" x 10 1/2".  Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 10".  No of Costume Pages: 8 .
Uncut 2 Sided Adv. Paper Doll Nestle Products- French - Art Deco 1930s. ..1930s Uncut Advertising Paper Dolls Sheet - Young Boy with 4 Military Costumes. Brook's Glace Spool Thread.England.c1890s
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 uncut 7 1/2" x 6 5/8" paper doll sheet promoting Brook's Glace Spool Cotton.   It includes a 5 1/2" young adolescent male paper doll with a note in his hand "with Brook's Compliments" and spool thread at his feet. It also includes four (4) miliatry costumes from different branches of the service. The reverse of has advertising to correspond with the reverse of the dolls and the costumes.  Instructions for cutting and use also found on reverse..
Uncut Handcolored Sheet -2 Jointed Articulated Ethnic Pantin Paper Dolls C. Burckardt Uncut Lithograph Sheet - Les Toilettes Du Bebe - Boxed  Paper Doll set
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 19 1/2" x 25 1/2" uncut sheet for the litho associated with Les Toilettes Du Bebe.  The cover art depicts a scene of 5 children,mother and nanny playing with paper dolls, is labeled "Les Toilettes du Bebe", Also includes  two 6 1/2" two-sided paper dolls with ten (10) two-sided numbered costumes, hats and wigs.  All with egg wash finish. Several of the costumes feature detail of the child clasping a toy or doll. The cover image is signed B. Collbert (Colibert?),lithographed by Jannin,and published by the premiere French game maker Saussine.
Uncut Sleeping Beauty Paper Doll Sheet No. 0106. McLoughlin.New York.1911-1913 Unpunched Boxed Set - Puppet Parade - “The most Fascinating and Beautiful Toy in Existence”,  Reed Toy 1943
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.. 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.
Violet Moore Higgins The Magic Circus. Stanton & VanVliet Co..Chicago .1918 Wallace Morgan Fluffy Ruffles: The "It Girl of 1907 - Paper Doll. J. Ottmann.New York.1907
64 pp. Applied litho on board. Four (4) full color page paper doll or circus animal cutout and characters including Molly May Fall, The Ringmaster, Tik and Tok and many others. Four (4) full color page paper doll or circus animal cutout and characters including Molly May Fall, The Ringmaster, Tik and Tok and many others. All of the illustrations are in tact for this copy. The printed cardboard pages are dispersed throughout the book, each containing two to three characters and accessories. There are instructions for any assembly needed in order to put the character together. There are also easels provided at the back of the book with further instructions, they are also all in tact. Also includes full page black and white illustrations.  OCLC - None found (Sept. 2018). While the author wrote and illustrated this story, she is generally more known as an illustrator. She lent her skills to various comic strips and other children's books. A 10 34/" easel back die-cut paper doll with five costumes, one hat and the original envelope. The character  first appeared as a comic strip in the New York Herald and its European counterpart the Paris Herald. Fluffy was considered the "New Woman" of the 20th Century.  She epitomized the evolution of women into independent thinkers also promoting the current fashions of the day.  Costumes include a driving outfit and a golfing outfit.  Envelope measures 11" x 8". .