Betty Paper Doll Book and Stand-up Doll with Sew-On Dresses

Name: Betty Paper Doll Book and Stand-up Doll with Sew-On Dresses

Published By and When: Lowe ©1968 James and Jonathan and Samuel Lowe Company circa 1970

Sizes: The dolls are 11 inches tall. Betty’s book measures 8-1/4 x 12 inches. The stand-up doll’s package measures 6-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches.

Description: Lowe used the same illustration for these separately-sold dolls. Betty, #2777, is a press-out paper doll with five pages of colorful fashions and accessories (this includes the back cover).

The stand-up sew-on doll, #3909B, has dresses, hats, and yarn to sew the clothing articles on the doll. Punch-out holes are on the doll’s arms and in the sides of the hair. The instructions read, “Press out clothes from each card. Then push out all the holes in each garment and on the doll. Fit garment over doll so that holes match. Then sew through the holes with colored yarn of your choice.”

Other: The stand-up doll is undated. Handwritten on the back of the package is 7-6-72 (possibly the original owner’s date of purchase).

Gallery (The fronts and backs of both paper dolls are illustrated below.)

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