I chose to post this paper doll in one of my first blog entries as my original set is complete, in good condition, and I have never seen it anywhere else. At the time I did not include the additional pages of the book. To date this paper doll has been the most popular posting on my blog and for this reason I have decided to add the rest of the pages as today's entry.
Last week I received a comment asking whether the set had a wardrobe. It does, but the one that was provided is (in my opinion) not very attractive. It is just a simple folder included inside the back cover. The design is very typical of the 60's and does not compliment the doll who depicts the early 20th century.
Besides the doll and her clothes the book contains the story of Covent Garden. I think it was supposed to double as a colouring book. Although I was still an avid paper doll collector, by the time I was given this book I had passed the age of wanting to colour it in which is probably a good thing as it has remained in its original condition.
All the additional pages follow with the wardrobe included at the end. The front and back covers of the book are identical. It was published in 1967.by C.B.S Limited.
|The Chapel at Dublin Castle|
|Dublin Castle with part of the State Apartments|
|Dublin Castle 'Gardens'|
|Coach House Dublin Castle|
My office is the building in the background of this photo. As I am on the second floor facing this lawned courtyard (and my desk is right in front of a floor to ceiling window) I have a beautiful view of the castle. The buildings in the previous pictures are behind where I was standing here.