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The August/September 2018 issue of DOLLS features48 four-color pages including this year’s Dolls Awards of Excellence ballot, features on artists Esther Manso, Lynn Cartwright, and Sherri Williams; a history of paper dolls featuring British royals; and more!



8              Paper Princesses: Britain’s royals are popular subjects for paper dolls, By Karen B. Kurtz

16           Art & Soul: Esther Manso’s character dolls are testaments to tenacity, By Wil Peterson

20           The Write Stuff: Lynn Cartwright’s book is perfect for aspiring artists, curious collectors. By Stephanie Finnegan

24           Beautiful Belinda: RubyRedGalleria marks its 10th year of dollmaking with new character

26           Tender Treasures: Self-taught dollmaker re-creates innocent infants, By Sharon Verbeten

28           2018 Diamond Awards

You be the judge in our Public’s Choice voting!

37           Diamond Award Ballot & Reader Survey


6              Editor’s Letter
39           Portraits
40           Antique Q&A
42           Curious Collector
44           Paper Doll
46           Event Calendar
46           Classifieds
46           Advertiser Index