Like the clothing, the shoes were made in Japan and came in pairs. The bottom of the left shoe should be marked Japan with the bottom of the right shoe unmarked. The first shoes had holes in the bottom to accommodate #1 Barbie's stand.
The dress is made of polished cotton and has a metal zipper in the back. It has a rolled collar and is found with different variations in the intensity of the red, blue and green print.
Early Barbie ensembles included the cloth black & white Barbie tag in one piece of each ensemble. The tag was found in the dress when it was sold alone. If it was with the Easter parade ensemble, the tag was in the coat and the dress had no tag. The tags in clothing made in 1959 have ™ after the Barbie name, from 1960 to 1972 they have the ® symbol (for Registered Trademark). Clothing with the ™ tag is generally considered more desirable and therefore is more valuable.
A reproduction of this dress as a part of Easter Parade was included in the 1994 35th Anniversary Gift Set.
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