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Apple Print Sheath Dress

Vintage Barbie Apple Print Sheath Dress
Vintage Barbie Apple Print Sheath Dress #917

Vintage Barbie Apple Print Sheath Dress #917 (1959 -1960)

Vintage Barbie Black Open Toe Shoes
#1 Vintage Barbie Black Open Toe Shoes with holes for stand
Black Dress with Red, Blue and Green Print
Black Open Toe Shoes -

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.

Barbie Easter Parade
The same dress was also included in the Easter Parade ensemble, produced only in 1959.

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.

Vintage Barbie Apple Print Sheath Dress #917 (1959 -1960)
1959 Barbie Apple Print Sheath Dress Booklet

This NRFB version received 13 bids and sold for $637.19 in February 2013.

Vintage Barbie Apple Print Sheath Dress NRFB

1994 35th Anniversary Gift Set
A reproduction of this dress as a part of Easter Parade was included in the 1994 35th Anniversary Gift Set.


Apple Print Sheath on Vintage Barbie Train Case and Hat Box Case

It was also pictured on these 1961 cases - a Train Case & a Hat Box Case - made by Ponytail. These are some of the earliest cases made, but are surprisingly easy to find and can be quite affordable.


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