Saturday, December 31, 2016

Paper Doll Mystery

Another paper doll mystery.  These three pages feature Dutch *or Swedish?* costumes.  One page is dated 1933.  No other information is on these pages.  They have a dotted 'cut' line on the side but have been pulled out cleanly of whatever they came from.  Book or magazine?  Again, if anyone has more information about these, please let me know! Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Thanks to Sally W for helping id this set.  These paper doll sheets are from a book called Little Faces from Far Away Places published in 1933 which included 7 pages of paper dolls.

Friday, December 30, 2016

mystery colored paper dolls

M Bly
Here are several pages of paper dolls that have been colored.  They appear to be the same or similar but only the bottom one is marked M. Bly.  I'm afraid I don't have any information about these, they may have been from a magazine ,but the paper seems thicker then most publications.  I'd say 1920s based on the clothing.  If anyone has any more information about these sheets, please let me know!  Also, I'm super busy!  so happy new year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Holiday in Czechoslovakia

Here is a single page paper doll by the artist Neva Schultz featuring 2 paper dolls with traditional costumes. This is from Golden magazine from the year 1967 but I don't know the month.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Holly Sleighbells

Wow, it's almost Christmas!  Here's my paper doll design for this year.  Holly Sleighbells is a holiday Lalaloopsy doll introduced in 2011 as a mini Target exclusive and as a full size doll.  She shares my birthday December 1st (National Mistletoe Day).  As with the other Lalaloopsy dolls, she is created by MGA.  She has a pet reindeer, who appears to be made out of gingerbread.  I've included her main outfit, her mini outfit, and a Christmas outfit.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Wishlist 2016

It's that time of year again!  Here's my doll wishlist for this year (may be some repeats? idk)

1. Luts Kid Delf Coco

2.  Shibajulu Girls- Shizuku
These dolls haven't appeared in the US yet 

3. Monster High Ghoul's Beast Pet Lagoona Blue Doll

I'm not the happiest about the Monster high reboot.  Most of the dolls don't have joints anymore :<  But Lagoona is so pretty!

4. Classic Black Dress Barbie Doll Silkstone

Joints!  I love joints

and that's it?!  Not much going on in the doll world that I find interesting.  :< 


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CutOut Dressing Book

Here is the second Japanese book with the same title as yesterday's post.  I have two copies of this book.  One has light cardboard pages, the other has thicker cardboard pages but they are the same inside.  This set features 3 girls and outfits.  It is four pages and the clothing and dolls punch out. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Cutout Dressing Book


I have two different books with the same title.  I'll post the second tomorrow. This Japanese book features four sheets of cardboard press out dolls.  This set features a family.  It seems to be common to find this set as old new stock around the web.  The price was $2.00. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Seika Kisekae

Artist (I think) is Hisako Kozakai and publisher is Seika, who makes many coloring books and kisekae (dress up) books.  I got to this information with the help of some of my facebook friends.  It's Japanese and I came across two similar items on Mandarake website

With this additional information I (think) the characters name is Funny Carol or Honey Funny Carol.  If anyone has additional translation, that would be helpful.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Made in Japan


Italy "Kingdom of Sardinia"

United States of America


British flag

American flag
I'm afraid I don't have much information about these sheets.  They are 6 cardboard squares with red borders that have perforated clothes and dolls to punch out.  They say Made in Japan and are from about the 1930s.  Each sheets had a flag from a different country.  The sheets with small dolls have an outfit with perforated around the arm to hold the doll. The colors and patterns are vibrant, but the clothes like the try and separate from the sheets.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ann Estelle's cousin Tommy

Here are two more pages by the wonderful artist Mary Englebreit.  Both feature Ann Estelle's cousin, Tommy, a boy paper doll.  The top one is not dated but I believe it's a December/January Issue celebrating new years.  The bottom is April May 1999.  These pages came from Home Companion magazine.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Winnie Winkle Fashion Cut-Out

Here is a newspaper panel featuring Winnie Winkle with two lovely outfits and a very stylish hat.  The paper has aged,  but the colors are still vibrant.  It is dated 5-5-1935. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Jackie Cooper

Here is a movie dressograph featuring a child star Jackie Cooper.  He has two outfits and two coats along with two pairs of shoes and two hats.  This was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sunday magazine for February 14th (Valentine's Day) 1932.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Armand Marsellie 401 "Flapper"

This lovely two page paper doll was drawn by Karen Reilly and published in Doll Reader Magazine for the March/April 2006 Issue.  The doll has 3 outfits with matching hats and some accessories including a very cute dog. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Etta Kett Play Fashions

Here is a newspaper doll featuring the character Etta Kett.  She has 5 outfits.  This was published May 13, 1934.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Betty Jean

Here is a single page paper doll from Wee Wisdom magazine featuring Betty Jean.  Betty was designed by Sarah Irons and redrawn by Dorothy Wagstaff.  The doll has three dresses, two tops and one skirt.  She was published in March 1953.  The colors are red, white, and black.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

ME Christmas

Here are two more Mary Engelbreit paper doll sheets.  I do not have years on these, but both are from December and feature Christmas outfits.  The top paper doll is Goldilocks, she has two outfits ad lots of tiny accessories, this is a later ME sheet.  Below is Mikayla with two outfits and two hats along with lots of accessories as well.  Oh, it's my birthday!  I was planning on doing a paper doll of a doll cake but haven't found time! I started a pinterest board for inspiration. link here