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The April 2019 issue of DOLLS features48 four-color pages. This issue includes our annual look at dollmakers’ new designs for the year, a new Meadow Dolls BJD available exclusively from DOLLS, a history of black paper dolls, and more.


8              Mae Day!: Meadow Dolls partner with DOLLS on an exclusive 16-inch BJD

12           What’s New in 2019: These creations will be the talk of the town this year!
By Stephanie Finnegan

26           Open House: Artist’s own creations are at home with prized antique dolls
By Linda Ellen Brown-Trinckes

31           Elusive Prizes: African-American paper dolls in popular culture
By Karen B. Kurtz, Photos by Mark A. Kurtz


6              Editor’s Letter
25           Portraits
36           Antique Q&A
38           Curious Collector
40           Doll Scene
43           Event Calendar
43           Classifieds
43           Advertiser Index
44           Paper Doll
46           Bookshelf