Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Dimple Dolls, ca. 1920s

Published by Charles E. Graham and Company. The artist could be Margaret G. Hayes--the dolls resemble the characters in her postcard sets.

Friday, March 29, 2024

Big Online Paper Doll Auction!

(This costume is from the Ann Sothern paper doll set -- is it in the auction? I don't know, but it just might be. In any event, it's just right for Easter Sunday!)


This just in from Charles Stafford, who attended our paper doll party in PA last year to sell his mother's large collection with loads of uncut vintage pds in really excellent condition.
Treat yourself to something for your Easter Basket! Hundreds of vintage paper dolls, starting bid at $1.  This collection was last seen at the Regional Show  in Philadelphia last year.  Movie Stars from the 1940s through the 1970s.  Gone With the Wind to Queen Holden, something for everyone!  Oz books, Fairy Tales, and classic children’s books from the 1800s through the 1940s.  Lots start at 772 with individual lot photos:

The Auction is open for pre-bidding now, and starts at 9 AM on Tuesday April 2nd.  Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Chiquet paper doll, Child Life Magazine, March 1930


The dresses are "Designed by Chiquet," but I see what looks like the name "Briggs" running vertically in small print on the right side of the page.

This cover perfectly captures the extremes of March weather: wind and snow, and the first signs of spring in emerging crocuses. (The elf's mailbag contains a letter: "Memo--First Call for Crocoses.")