New Year – New Theme

Reproduction of Paper Doll Wedding No. 4851 by Merrill Publishing 1944. Published by Paper Studio Press
Reproduction of Paper Doll Wedding No. 4851 by Merrill Publishing 1944. Published by Paper Studio Press

Dear blogging friends I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season whether or not you celebrate Christmas. Mine was rather quiet but nice. My sister came and spent the day and night with me and we enjoyed a roast lamb dinner with all the trimmings despite the fact that it was a very hot day. We watched old films of John Martin’s Christmas Pageant played Scrabble and and later watched “Miracle on 34th Street”.

I decided that I would give the blog a makeover for the new year so I have adopted a new theme called Wilson. I hope that it will make it easier for you all to find the pages or posts that you want to read.

The image above is from a reproduction paper doll book that I received for Christmas. I will be sharing more pictures and information about these books in the near future.

I have my eye on a few doll items to add to my collection even though I am really starting to run out of space.

On the wish list for 2016 is:

  • Pedigree Paul with rooted hair
  • Francie
  • new stands for all the fashion dolls
  • a Sindy horse
  • vintage clothing for Ken and Allan
  • to learn to sew nice well-fitting clothing for the modern Ken’s and FR dolls my sister owns.

I’d love to hear what you think of the new theme and what you are hoping to collect in 2016.


  1. Hello. I have a bride doll in original box from the star doll company. It was from Santa in 1956 or 1957. Looking for more info on this company.


    • Hi Anita and thanks for your question. Frustratingly I don’t know anywhere near as much about Star or any other Canadian companies as I would like to. All I know I have written on my Canadian Doll page which I am sure you have already looked at but if you have not, here is the link.
      If you would like to send me a photo of your doll I would be happy to post it here on the blog and maybe someone will recognise it and be able to tell us more. I think this is the only way we’re going to learn more about Canadian dolls as the couple of reference books available are some years old and way too expensive for me to buy and have shipped to Australia from the USA. My email is
      Please include as much information as you have about the doll, size, eye colour, year you got her etc. As you have her in the box that may be helpful.
      I wish that the toy companies had documented their products better but to be fair they did not know they were making collectibles at the time. 🙂


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