I can't think of a better emissary for news about the 2012 paper doll convention (Aug. 9-12 in Dayton, Ohio) than Mary Martin, a classic Broadway star of the 1940s-1950s. Mary Young, Peggy Ell and Louise Leek are organizing this year's event. All three are collectors with deep knowledge about the history and production of paper toys in books, newspapers, magazines and greeting cards. And of course Mary Young has written the definitive identification and price guides to the vintage paper dolls we love.
Garth Lax has started up his email blasts about the convention city, Dayton, Ohio. I'm playing catch up, but will do my best to post them all before the convention. Scroll to the bottom for the convention registration form, or simply hit the Convention 2012 logo on the left side of your screen.
Thank you, Garth, for your excellent work pulling together this information!