Mar 232010

My friend Pat gave me a stack of little doll newsletters called “Milady in Miniature” which were published by Rae Walker of West Virginia (later Maryland) back in the ’60s and ’70s. In the era before the internet, it’s interesting to see how collectors communicated and shared information. These little newsletters contain an article or two, perhaps a pattern, a poetry page, classified ads, and info on newly released dolls, which today are our vintage favorites. The covers are often hand drawn and the mimeographing is sketchy. (Anybody else remember the smell of that mimeograph fluid??) But I can imagine how eagerly anticipated these little booklets were to those who were starved for doll information and somebody to share their hobby. I have come across other of these little homegrown publications from time to time – a little piece of doll history.

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