Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Homemade and Handmade Paper Dolls Folk Art collection Jim Linderman

In Folk Art > Show & Tell and Dolls > Paper Dolls > Show & Tell.
Folk Art977 of 1878Can U Help Identify this item?R M S QUEEN MARY models
Love it
Like it

ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
JewelsJewels loves this.
AmandajaneAmandajane loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
Virginia.vintageVirginia.vintage loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
lovekidscardslovekidscards loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
Moonstonelover21Moonstonelover21 loves this.
lisalisa loves this.
See 9 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(203 items)

Commercial paper dolls usually created as branded products from licensed characters attract more attention from collectors than folk art, handmade versions which are MUCH scarcer and more beautiful. Mark it up to marketing, I guess...after all, a child who watches 24 hours of television a day is going to prefer the latest Disney creation more than a raggedy homemade version, and that seems to be a preference which stays with us until adulthood. I've always much preferred the charming handmade versions children created when the money was short and even paper scarce. This little group of fairies was found in a pile of ephemera in an antique mall for one dollar. Made by a little girl, dating probably to the 1920's or earlier, the whole lot was packed into a very old envelope, browned with age, and reading in script "Fairyland" and "SAVE" which someone did. Each is only a few inches tall, and if you click to enlarge they'll be bigger than they should be, but go ahead.
Jim Linderman Dull Tool Dim Bulb


  1. lovekidscards lovekidscards, 3 years ago
    My largest collection is paper dolls - maybe I'll post a few of my handmades when I'm fatigued with the luster s&p. These ones on lined paper are especially charming - because most likely drawn by an imagintive child. Beautiful!
  2. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 3 years ago
    Loveee it!
  3. lovekidscards lovekidscards, 3 years ago
    Hi Jim - This pd looked so familiar, so I went through my photos from the LA PD convention - and there was a photo of this paper doll. Did we meet at the convention?? Tamara
  4. Jewels Jewels, 3 years ago
    Really nice!
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    great style!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.