The term also may include three-dimensional dolls and their costumes that are made exclusively of paper.
Collectors sometimes extend their collections to include other toys printed on paper, such as paper airplanes, cars and trains, animals and birds, villages, furniture and so on.
In 1840, a boxed set was done of another ballerina, Fanny Elssler, as well as of Queen Victoria.
These early paper dolls are rare and priced accordingly.
First American manufactured paper doll: The History and Adventures of Little Henry, published by J. In the 1820s, boxed paper doll sets were popularly produced in Europe and exported to America for lucky children.
For historians, paper dolls and their costumes provide a broad look at cultures around the world.It's memories like this that bring many adults back to the subject as collectors seeking the sets they played with as children.There is nothing quite like the feeling of digging in a box of assorted papers and suddenly finding in one's hand an exact replica of a childhood toy.Film and theater buffs will enjoy the popular figures from opera, stage, screen and even television that have appeared as paper dolls-and many have.Paper doll royalty and political figures provide opportunities for sleuths who love digging in odd places to unearth their treasures.