Vintage Mary Hartline paper doll from the Super Circus TV show, with 10 outfits and the original mail order envelope. The highly popular Super Circus TV show was on the air in the late 1940's through the middle 1950's. The paper doll is marked "Printed in U.S.A.", and "W.P.C., Patent No. 2293887". It is made of heavy cardboard, with a slick front surface. We used to call this a "magnetic" paper doll, and the clothes do not have tabs, but stick on "magically" with static electricity when slightly rubbed on the dolls front slick surface. The lovely blonde paper doll is in excellent condition, and she measures about 9 1/2 inches tall, and is about 2 1/2 inches at the widest point. I do not have the stand for this doll.
There are 10 outfits, and most are in good used, played with condition. The red dress with the name "Mary" in a heart has been torn off on both feet (photos). The red and white outfit with the red boots has a tear on the arm, and some minor wrinkles. The other outfits have a few bends and creases. I did some online research, and I found this Mary Hartline paper doll shown as a premium from Kellogg's "Sugar Smacks" in 1954 (?), but there are no markings on the paper doll or the clothes that indicate this, so I am not sure? This paper doll and clothes was sent through the mail, and the original mailing envelope is included. It is stamped "U. S. Doll Co., 480 Lexington Ave., RM. 1115, New York 17, N.Y.". There is a 3 cent Jefferson stamp on the envelope, and I do not see any postmark date. It was mailed to Mrs. J. Adams in Marion, Ks. There are some hand written scribbles on the front and the back of the envelope, and there is a little wear and tear on the envelope.
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