Letty Schwarz at the 2009 Paper Doll Convention in Las Vegas.
She was smart, funny, sharp. I didn't know her half as well as I would have liked. We always had a lot of catching up to do at the convention. I was so looking forward to seeing her last year in Virginia. I will miss her.
Letty collected antique paper dolls, and she had a keen eye for 19th century hand-mades -- delicately drawn and painted, rich in detail. She also collected contemporary paper doll artists, especially in the silent auctions for original artwork.
On Friday, April 3, the Rhoads Auction House in Pennsylvania will be auctioning off the lifetime collection of Letty Schwarz's paper dolls. Online bidding has already begun.