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Subject: Did You Know'''?
Date Posted: 12/29/2011 3:59 PM ET
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There are 1, 246 listings for paper dolls. They aren't postable and only 1 is actually available to order, but I found it fascinating.(I could look and look thru those lists) Marilyn Monroe , Bette Davis, Judy Garland--just to name a few.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 12/29/2011 4:26 PM ET
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Unfortunately, the data source for book details that PBS uses also allows in other items that are assigned ISBNs, including unpostable items such as the paper dolls listings you found.  These really can't be deleted, as they would just be added back whenever the PBS database was updated to the source.

And there are also, unfortunately, always members who are unclear on the rules or who think that the site's rules do not pertain to them, and they will continue to posting unpostable items to these listings...


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Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 12/29/2011 6:43 PM ET
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Most of those are probably Dover Publications--very nice items and inexpensive.  See for example:

Marilyn Monroe Paper Dolls

Date Posted: 12/29/2011 7:23 PM ET
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Thanks Laura, I was wondering if they were old- How would they have an ISBN ? and to have a Deanna Durbin paperdoll or Bette Davis, LOL I would think they should be old. Funny.

Date Posted: 12/30/2011 10:38 AM ET
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Dover prints many cheap facsimile editions of older books and graphics. They are a truly invaluable resourse! 

(and I do think it's a shame lots of their books are unpostable here as I think they do actually fall into a different category from traditional paper dolls. i.e. they often have a great deal of text. But that's been discussed at length elsewhere on this forum and I doubt the rule will change. Sigh.)

Date Posted: 12/30/2011 6:49 PM ET
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Dover makes wonderful colouring books on a wide variety of historical topics that have a great deal of text as well. 

Date Posted: 1/7/2012 2:55 PM ET
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If you tag them as "unpostable" when you see them, that can be helpful to other members.  If the Post Office inspects a media mail package and finds paper dolls, it will either be returned, or will arrive postage due.