The Little Fairy Paper Dolls

November 3rd, 2009 by Susannah

The Little Fairy Paper Dolls

My Mum found this treasure for me at Berkelouws on the journey home after their last visit to Melbourne. Isn’t it wonderful? It was published in 1951 by Merrill Company Publishers, Chicago. There are 4 dolls on the cover (Little Girl, Little Boy, Pink Fairy and Green Fairy) each with perforated edges, and 6 pages of clothes to cut out inside. It is in near perfect condition. Amazing considering it is around 57years old.

Little Fairy Paper Doll - Page sample

I adore paper dolls. It all started when I was seven. There was a girl called Helen who lived at the end of our street. She was a few years older then me and she used to hand draw little paper dolls and clothes to match and I thought she was so very clever! I wish I still had the one she gave me. Unfortunately I have no idea what happened to it!

One Response to “The Little Fairy Paper Dolls”

  1. Peg DuBrow
    November 15th, 2010 09:01

    I had these paper dolls in 1951 when I was 5 years old and living in Bangor, Maine and adored them!! I recently rediscovered them on Paper Doll review. and now on your site as well. Wish little girls were still interested in playing with paper dolls, sigh, but we big girls still love them, don’t we? I had a prized book of Cinderella dolls, too, but have been unable to find them on any sites but I’ll keep on looking!

    Peg, a 64 year old little girl

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