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“Rosebud” 19th C Paper Doll
“Rosebud” 19th C Paper Doll
“Rosebud” 19th C Paper Doll
“Rosebud” 19th C Paper Doll
“Rosebud” 19th C Paper Doll
“Rosebud” 19th C Paper Doll
“Rosebud” 19th C Paper Doll
“Rosebud” 19th C Paper Doll
“Rosebud” 19th C Paper Doll

One of my first loves, in addition to textiles, has always been books and paper ephemera. I started collecting early children’s books as well as natural history and ornithological studies. So, it is with great pleasure that I am offering some wonderful finds with this update.

May I present “Rosebud”, a late 19th C McLoughlin paper doll. Darling girl is 5 ½ inches tall and in very good condition. She comes with the paper envelope in which she came as well as 5 outfits of the period. All are in very good condition with some evidence of minor wear attendant with age and use. I do not think this is a complete set as there is mention of “head-dresses” although there are none present. As she was played with, it’s a wonder that she survived at all.

McLoughlin and Co. produces high quality chromolithography and is well known to collectors of paper toys, games and books.

I just think she is charming! She would be great to copy and use as place cards at a high tea or dinner.

Price: SOLD

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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