Lorraine's Doll Shop 1951 Old doll order? Springfield Mass. Historic .

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Searcy AR Lorraine's Doll order 1951 Library historic document

Mystery tissue paper order for dolls?

This 4 page tissue paper copy of an order (I assume) for a lot of dolls has been in my attic for many years.  It was found in a throw-away cardboard suitcase found by me probably in the late 60's or early 70's as I made trips to the library and the park with my kids.  The box had odds and ends from the Searcy Library such as receipts for insurance payments and a response from the US Post Office saying the library  could ship books for less money and old folder dividers.  Lots of signatures are in there from important people in Searcy at the time.  E O Yancey, Ruth Fuller, Inez Bishop, Ellen Key, Wilbur Dobbins, G O Yingling and others.  Dates range from the late 40's to early 50's.

But back to the subject......This old doll order does not seem to fit the contents of the box.  Was there a doll collector who worked at the library?  Searcy Sleuths perhaps can answer.  Here's one description of a doll.  "25" Shirley Temple doll, good blonde wig, good body, nice underwears, pretty red polks-dot red trimmed dress, tag with Shirley's picture on the sash 'The World's Darling--Genuine Shirley Temple Doll'."  The pages are held together by a pin.

The top says Lorraine's Doll Shop, 100 Wilmont St., Springfield, Mass.  Copy 3-11-51.  This is just another Searcy AR mystery that can perhaps be solved!  Go, Searcy Sleuths!!  See box below.

old Searcy Library box Inez Bishop cardboard historic

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I am often nostalgic about prices things cost in decades past.  For example, I remember as a young bride in the 1960s, being able to buy hamburger at 3 pounds for a dollar.

Jan 13, 2020 04:59 PM #1
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James Dray
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Morning Barbara.

Too bad the dolls were not in there.  If they were a trip to the Antiques Roadshow would be in order

Jan 14, 2020 02:12 AM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Myrl, and now you can possibly buy 1/2 lb for $3.  Times are tough.

James, do you that just the descriptions are worth a little money?

Jan 14, 2020 04:52 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Barbara - your posts call to the Searcy Sleuths to come forth with information has brought many interesting comments and insight.  

Jan 14, 2020 10:21 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Michael, thanks.  No one has solved this question, however.

Jan 15, 2020 04:49 AM #5
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