Search the Auction Exchange for auctions, news, and more!
Recent Stories
Stained glass window beamed with $7,500 bid at Braun & Helmer
Collecting Jimmy Stewart movie posters
David Boudon plied his trade as a portrait painter
There is more to Barbie than just a doll; fans love the accessories
Masudaya toys spark joy in the hearts of collectors
Breyer horses so realistic it is like owning your own
For 100 years Madame Alexander dolls have delighted
Jaymar puzzles and dolls provide hours of fun
Pair of Percheron mares pull a $2,600 bid with Goebel
Animal statues delight bidders at Repocast auction
News Article  
Paper dolls have been entertaining for centuries
By Larry LeMasters The first paper dolls are lost to history, but it is a very old history. A Japanese purification ritual, dating to at least 900 AD, used a paper figure and a folded paper kimono, which were put into a boat and set adrift upon the sea. And other cultures have used leather and paper puppets since before the birth of Christ.