A bright paper doll set, more than complete with one doll body, six interchangeable heads, four dresses, four elaborate beribboned and plumed hats, and five accessory pieces, including a boa, drawstring handbag, and teddy bear. The chromolithographed pieces are die-cut and enhanced with embossing. Carl Spear of J. W. Spear & Sons, a Nuremberg company specializing in games, patented the design of this doll, emphasizing the originality of having interchangeable heads that fit onto the figure's neck. This allows one doll to become many different characters with a variety of expressions. In the original illustrated box, measuring 11 by 9 1/2 inches (28x24cm), which shows some light soiling and wear. A previous young owner has written the dolls' names in pencil on the backs of their heads and inside the box, and one dress is missing the tabs around the neck that secure it to the figure, else a near fine set. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Spear's Original Character Dolls
Publisher: J. W. Spear & Sons
Publication Date: 1911
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