Patty & Cathy Duke paper dolls. 1960's.

by Mrs. Hilrie Buller
(Winslow, Vic. Australia)

I received this set of paper dolls as a birthday present when I was about 8-9 years of age. It was the best gift I got for any birthday, before I had turned 10!
The paper clothes had no tabs on them. It was a new sort of idea of a type of glue stick, that you rubbed on the cardboard mannequin and
then pushed the paper clothes onto the mannequin, and the clothes magically stayed there!!
I still have some of the set. My two daughters played with them for hours, when they were younger, and many little girls who have visited our home over the past 25 years have also had a lovely time playing with the set too! The set came in a long, thin box. I think it was a John Sands product.
Does anyone else have these paper dolls?
I also have a few pieces of a Buffy and Mrs. Beezly paper doll set, also from the 1960's.

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Nov 16, 2014
Australian Paper Dolls 1960's-70's
by: Mrs. Hilrie Buller

Does anyone remember, or have, a "pull-out booklet"
Of fashion paper dolls from the early 1970's that came as a feature in the Australian Woman's Weekly or Woman's Day? I have part of one, where some of the pages were coloured,and some had to be coloured in by hand.
The fashions were typical of the day 😊
Maxi dresses, that could be worn over Hot-Pants,
Midi Skirts, and tight, colourful Tee-shirts with very short sleeves, and wild sequined fronts!
Thick-heeled,over-the-knee boots, or clogs with over-the-knee socks! I would have been around 11 years old by then. My friends & I used to pounce on any paper dolls sets we could find! What a lovely time of life! We thought we were so"grown up", but looking back, we were so very innocent, compared to nowadays!
Thankyou, Deborah, for your beautiful, extensive site! I think, even my husband would thank you 😊, because he's never heard me so quiet! I love browsing through your collection, when the day's work is done, & relive a little bit of those gentle times! Have a great day! Blessings, Hilrie Buller.💐😊

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