Friday, August 3, 2012

Dolls Of The Nations

The "Dolls of the Nations" from Hallmark,
 were illustrated by Vivan "Viv" Trillow Smith.
She's the same gal who did the Land of Make Believe dolls I shared last week
and the Little Women dolls from an older post.

Look closely.   Hawaii and Alaska are represented.
These cards were made in 1948.  Alaska and Hawaii did not gain statehood until 1959. 

 The 16 dolls included in this collection are:
Sing Toy of China
Maria from Mexico
Antoinette of France
Rita from Brazil
Katrinka of Holland
John, a Royal Canadian Mountie
Cowboy Joe
Ann of England
Kathleen of Ireland
Tautuk of Alaska
Christina of Sweden
Leilani of Hawaii
Monty of Australia
Barbel of Switzerland
Sandy of Scotland
Kusum of India

Hallmark created an album to keep the dolls safe
and to encourage children to collect them all.
The little girl on the cover is Luanna Patton,  
 star of Disney's "So Dear To My Heart".

Stop by again next week for more paperdolls.


  1. This is a sweet collection, and I imagine it is rather rare.

  2. What a special collection of sweet little dolls! The history behind them is so interesting!

  3. Son hermosas las muñecas de papel y hay una mexicana!
    Un abrazo
    GRACIAS por no tener palabra de verificación

  4. Oh I love them, what a lovely collection. Look forward to seeing more.
    Patricia x

  5. Thank you for sharing this wonderful collection. They are all so beautiful.
    Thanks also for stopping for a visit at my blog and leaving a lovely comment.

  6. Love, love these!! So sweet!! Happy weekend to you! ox Heather

  7. I have never seen those. They are darling. What a wonderful collection.

  8. A beautiful collection of paper dolls. So precious.

  9. I am so amazed at your extensive collection! I have never seen them until now. They are so sweet and such treasured keepsakes, my friend!
    I hope you have a nice weekend and that the weather's good to you!
    Carolynn :)

  10. Of course I love Kathleen of Ireland! :)
    Hope you are well and enjoying your summer!
    My son and his wife had their 5 th child in June. Busy times!

  11. Hello, friend,
    That is a wonderful collection!! I enjoyed hearing some of the history behind them, too. I am addicted to vintage images, and the ones you have shown are fantastic! I love your Sunbonnet Sue embroidery, another of my favorites. I, too, always loved the "runcible spoon" from The Owl and The Pussycat. I had to look in the dictionary to see what runcible meant!! Thank you so much for visiting with me at Bunny Cottage~ Vicki

  12. Oh my goodness - these are wonderful! You are so lucky to have them as well as the Make Believe dolls.

  13. I just am so happy to get to see this wonderful collection. Oh how they are just so pretty! It is just a wonderful collection you have here. Oh, how I used to love my paper dolls when I was a girl!

  14. They are so cute I wish I had them too!!!!!!!!!!!


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