LEGAL NOTICE About Our Copyrights
RESTORING A PAPER DOLL
(For information purposes, not for sale)
There are many steps to restoring these vintage paper dolls: The paper is old, aged, discolored; Backgrounds yellow, beige to brown; Colors darkened; Pages unevenly aged- darker on top & edges. Sometimes costumes get trimmed off by the publisher requiring repainting. Other repaints replace missing & damaged areas. Restorations can take from 1 to 3 hours per page to do all the repairs...sometimes longer. The cover, above, is about 3.5 hours of restoration work.
In addition, they must be meticulously researched and fees paid at the copyright office in Washington DC before we can do reproductions to sell.