Monday, December 31, 2012

Sweetheart paper dolls

Another set by the artist Betty Campbell.

Description: multi doll set
Name:  Sweetheart Date: still available Publisher: Shackmans
Artist:Betty Campbell
Condition: uncut internet source

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 9 lovely girls, great poses, all with personality
Clothing: 8 good outfits, lots of clothes
Accessories: 8 hats and purses to go with outfits
Cover: 7 kinda dull, 5 girls on each side, some boarder detail
Color: 9 good range of colors
Shading/Texture: 8.5 great texture and details
Overall:8.25 of 10

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Little Miss America

I've always loved this set, so many pretty girls, great clothes, and a cute theme.  Also, lots of versions of this set, just smaller with less dolls.  Available from a couple reproduction companies for a pretty good price.  The artist is Betty Campbell.

Description:multi paper doll set
Name:  Little Miss America Date: still available  Publisher: Shackman
Artist:Betty Campbell
Format:10 pages
Condition: uncut reproduction

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 9 so many cute girls, all different with darling poses
Clothing: 8 good outfits, lots of options
Accessories: 8.5 hats to match the dresses
Cover: 7 girls with a little bit of boarder detail,
Color: 8.5 good range of colors
Shading/Texture: 9 nice patterns and detial
Overall:8.3 of 10

Friday, December 28, 2012

newspaper paper dolls

Various cut out newspaper dolls.  I think they are from the 1940s or 50s.

Description:lot of newspaper dolls
Name: unknown  Date: 40s Publisher: newspaper
Format:multiple sets
Condition: cut

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hour of Charm

Here's the set, Hour of Charm, uncut.  I am not familiar with the show or any of the girls but I really love the outfits and dolls to this set.

Description:vintage celebrity show set
Name:  Hour of charm Date:1943 Publisher: Saalfield
Format:8 pages 6 dolls, and accessories
Condition: uncut original

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Mary Englebreit

Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season.  I know I'll be taking some photos of things I got soon, to post.  Here are some winter theme paper dolls from Mary Englebreit (I always have trouble spelling her name).  Have a safe and Happy New Year.

Description:3 magazine dolls
Name: Ann Estelle, Ann Estelle's Friend Georgia, Ann Estelle's friend Gracie
Date: various (90s) Publisher: Home Companion
Artist:Mary Englebreit
Format:3 magazine pages
Condition: uncut

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ventura Christmas

Here are a few black and white paper dolls from Charles Ventura for Christmas. Last year I printed out about 7 different sheets of paper dolls for my (future in law) cousins, whose ages I never know, but they had lots of fun cutting them out and coloring.

Description:black and white paper doll
Name: an old fashion paper doll  Date: 80s Publisher: doll magazine?
Artist:Charles Ventura
Format:4 pages 2 dolls
Condition: uncut internet source

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays

Here is a Holiday Paper doll I've designed.  I should say dolls, there are eight bases, all the girls can share clothing.  I tried to include a wide range of winter holidays. I am also working on other outfits for the dolls. Enjoy!

Name: 8 paper dolls   Date: 2012 Publisher:none
Artist:Melissa Smith (me)
Format:2 pages
Condition: uncut original art

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 8.5 cute girls, nice range
Clothing: 8 good range of holidays
Accessories: 8 hats to match and holding accessorizes
Cover: N/A
Color: 8 good range of colors
Shading/Texture: 8 a bit of shading and pattern detail
Overall:8.1 of 10

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Little Miss Christmas and Holly Belle

Here's a Christmas treat!  I've always loved this set, it is so cute and charming.  I may not be posting much for the next few days because of the holiday.  I have a doll that I'm almost done with that I will post for Christmas (actually it's multi holiday theme).

Description:holiday theme vintage paper doll
Name: Little Miss Christmas and Holly Belle  Date: 1965 Publisher: Merrill
Artist: Elizabeth Anne Voss
Format:6 pages
Condition: uncut reproduction