American Girl

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll NRFB

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll had bendable legs and a glamorous new hair style.  Her official name was Bendable Leg Barbie when she was sold by Mattel, but collectors have long since named her "American Girl".

Model #: 
1070

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll

Issue Date: 
1965 and 1966

Box Date: 
1964

Hair Colors: 
Blonde  - Light, Ash and Yellow
Red / Titian 
Brunette

Face: 
Blue eyes, brown eyebrows, yellow, orange or raspberry lips 
A variety of lip and brow colors were made
The later dolls from 1966 had heavier and brighter makeup - often referred to as "high color"

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll Markings

Markings on head rim: 
Copyr. © 1958 Mattel Inc.

Body Markings: 
©1958
Mattel, Inc. 
U.S. Patented 
U.S. Pat.Pend 
Made In Japan

The markings were presented three different ways.  The first dolls from 1965 had everything indented.  In 1966 the "Made in Japan" was raised.  The later 1966 dolls were all raised.  A neat way to tell where in the cycle your doll was made.

Clothing: 

Vintage American Girl Barbie Swimsuit & Shoes

One-piece Striped Swimsuit with Turquoise Bottom
Turquoise Open Toe Heels 

Stand: 

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll Gold Stand

Gold Wire Stand

Box

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll Box

This box only (no doll, nothing else) sold for $200 in May 2014.

American Girl Barbie had three different hair styles:

Short Hair American GirlShort Hair

A chin length bob with a middle part - the hair was coarse.

Long Hair American GirlLong Hair

A longer bob with a silkier, softer texture and middle part.

Side Part American GirlSide Part

A longer bob with a left part and turquoise hair ribbon band.

Side-part Bubblecut Barbie with American Girl Face

(Some transitional side-part Bubblecut Barbie Dolls have the American Girl head and markings.)

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll Booklet

There was only one Barbie Booklet that pictured the American Girl.  This one, dated 1965.  There were four different versions.  See where it says Book 1 in the lower right?  There are also books 2,3 and 4.

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll in Booklet

The American Girl Body was also used on Vintage Bendable Leg Midge (1965).  There was also Bendable Leg SkipperKen and Allan.

American Girl Reproductions 


Frosted Blonde Side-Part American Girl

This Frosted Blonde Side-Part American Girl sold for $5495 in April 2014.

American Girl Barbie wearing Outdoor Art Show

Here are the current listings:



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