Toni put in her letter to Santa that she wanted some Toni paper dolls for Christmas. When I was a kid, we had Betsy McCall paper dolls that our grandmother let us cut out of her McCall magazine. I never saw any Toni paper dolls though.
So, I went searching in old newspapers since I have a subscription to Newspapers.com. It’s mostly used for searching my family history, but it’s great for other vintage topics too. No luck. There were paper dolls of Boots and Her Buddies and ones for Anna Belle, but none for Toni.
Some time ago, I had checked on eBay and found there is such a thing called Toni Hair-Do Cut-Out Dolls, but that was only available as a reproduction. It’s likely that my Toni won’t care if it is from 1950 or is a 2020 reprint and would be happy with this one.
Unfortunately, when I checked eBay today, I don’t see these reproductions listed by this seller anymore. Oh Oh, Toni’s going to be disappointed when Santa doesn’t bring her any Toni cut-out dolls. I know, I should have bought them when I first saw them. You would think I’d know that by now.