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The most popular material in Doll making is cloth and plastic. But you can use almost anything like wood or pottery, which was used in early doll making. One of the earliest places dolls have been found would be Egypt in Egyptian tombs. Most were made of wood or pottery for the wealthy and buried in child tombs. Some of the dolls have movable limbs and removable clothing.
Dolls are usually made for children but adults like to collect and make them. The United States began the industry of making doll in the 1860's. Once dolls were made of plastic the price came down making them more available for everyone. Now you can even have virtual dolls on the Internet. Of course this doesn't make everyone happy who want to handle and experience his or her own dolls and not just see it on the screen.
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One of the most inexpensive doll is the Paper Doll. These dolls are made out of paper and have paper clothes that stay on the paper doll with tabs that fold over the doll. Paper dolls have been around for over 200 years.
Paper dolls can become collectibles and can be quite rare since they are so easily wrecked. The biggest producer of the paper doll was the McLoughlin Brothers, who started production in the 1800's and sold them to Milton Bradley in the 1920's.
Some of these original paper dolls would be quite valuable today if found in good condition. Mint uncut sets can go from $100 - 500 today. Hundreds of people attend a paper doll convention in the United States each year.
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Dear Doll Fans,
I am writing to you in behalf of your Heavenly Father. He is seeking you like a lost sheep. You remember the Bible story? It is about a shepherd who has 100 sheep. But when he brings the sheep home one night, one is missing. He then leaves the 99 sheep and goes out into the wilderness until he finds that lost sheep.
In this parable the shepherd goes out to search for the one lost sheep-the very least that can be numbered. So if there had been but one lost soul, Christ would have died for that one. To read more click Lost Sheep?