In my organizing efforts I sorted out all my paper dolls and I have 54 uncut sets in different categories!!!! Melissa asked me if I was putting names on them for the grandchildren. I said, "No, but they can probably sell them on E-bay when I am gone!" Probably the one that would be worth the most is "Gone with the Wind". It was made for the 50th Anniversary of the movie and I am so appreciative of Jennifer for getting them for me.
Why do I love paper dolls so much? It was one of my most favorite past times as a child. The hundreds of hours we spent in playing the imaginary lives of our paper dolls I cannot even assess. It was a lot!!! We loved changing their clothes and having countless scenarios of interplay. The Bride and Groom sets were a special favorite because they had so many characters in them. Especially the time I spent with Donna S at paper dolls in her lovely double size bedroom with her Mom always serving us hot fudge sundaes and ice box cookies--everything homemade, yum. We would have the dolls spread all around but took excellent care of them. I wonder why her big sister who shared her room never complained?
In my preschool days it was the Seven Dwarfs and Snow White dolls I would have around my living room while the other children were at school. I have never found any paperdolls to replace them. Another favorite I had which I have never found is "Baby Sandy". It was a big baby paperdoll with lots of fun clothes.