There are so many collectible paper dolls and it is such a fun and rewarding hobby. There are vintage paper dolls, magazine paper dolls, Presidential paper dolls, movie star paper dolls, television show paper dolls. So many fun and fascinating themes and eras.
There are a few resource books available to help you as you learn about the various paper dolls available.
The book above is called: Paper Dolls of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s: Identification & Value Guide
Another is this book called Tomart's Price Guide to Paper Dolls. This book covers the Lowe and Whitman publishing companies paper dolls.
And then this book, which is called Tomart's Price Guide to Saalfield and Merrill Paper Dolls (Tomart's Price Guides), obviously covers the Saalfield and Merrill paper dolls.
The best way to start collecting is to just buy some! There are several options available to get started as a collector.
We have quite a few in our Etsy shop below that you might want to check
out. Some are featured here on this website as free printables, but
these in the Etsy shop are mostly the original, uncut (some are cut)
paper dolls. We also feature a few digital paper doll downloads in this shop that are not available here on this website.
Some of the featured collectible dolls in our shop* include a First Family, Ronald and Nancy Reagan and their family paper doll set, several 1950s and 1960s paper doll sets, Curious George, John McCain, Infamous Women, American Family of the 1900 to 1920s, Lettie Lane, Cheerleader paper dolls, Storybook and many others. You might consider making our shop a favorite and revisiting often as we are continuously adding inventory to this shop. We currently have quite a collection that we need to list as we have some available time.
You might also try eBay as they have a huge and ongoing collection of paper dolls for sale. Most are sold auction style, so you will have to place bids and try to be the highest bidder. Be careful when you are bidding that you are bidding on original dolls and not on reproducible.
Another great resource is Dover Publications. They have quite a selection of paper doll books.
*Inventory is subject to change as purchases are made and new items are added.
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