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The Newspaper Ladder, Tree and Sword
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami designs usually rolled and cut from newspaper known as the Newspaper Ladder, Tree and Sword. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

The Newspaper Ladder

As far as I know this design first appears in 'Paper Magic' by Will Blyth, which was first published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1920.

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The Newspaper Tree

As far as I know this design first appears in 'Paper Magic' by Will Blyth, which was first published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1920.

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The Newspaper Sword

As far as I know this design first appears in 'Paper Magic' by Will Blyth, which was first published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1920.