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1932 Saalfield Paper Dolls, Corinne Ringel Bailey
The 1930s and '40s were the Golden Age of Paper dolls. Corinne Ringel Bailey designed these ten paper dolls with tons of high fashion clothing in 1932. One of the dolls, the 8-1/2" tall nurse, has nine charges ranging from the 2-1/2" tall sitting baby to the tallest girl, 6-7/8" Anne, with the other seven (including twins, Jack and Jill) in between. The nice thing about these paper dolls, is that they are actually paper, not cardboard, so if one wrinkles or tears, you can reinforce the back and it isn't noticed on the front. A couple of dolls have already been reinforced. They originally came in light cardboard wraps, and I have read that there were 19 pages of paper clothing, hats, toys and accessories. They are not complete. #885, was published by the Saalfied Publishing Company, producer of many fine paper dolls. The title says only, PAPER DOLLS, 180 PIECES TO CUT OUT". They are in good condition, with a couple of creases and one doll head repaired. Although each child has a number of pieces of clothing (some as many as 12 or 13), the Baby has only five outfits plus a carriage. There are 130 pieces in all, plus the back and front covers. The cover is not in good condition, but I am including it with the dolls and clothing because it shows the date, designer, number and publisher. The clothing, in particular, is perfect for those who do research, play costuming and doll restoration. The children wear everything from Halloween costumes in bright colors to school clothes in precise detail. There is lots of fun in this interesting assortment of cut-outs! Thank you for visiting.
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