Vintage Barbie Identification and More

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Start here for help with Barbie Identification.  Please read all of the information below before requesting assistance.

All of the Vintage Barbie Dolls are clearly identified on this site - you will find them here - Vintage Barbie Dolls and Mod Barbie Dolls.  All of her clothing from 1959 to 1972 is also pictured and described.  (The links are above under Clothing & on the right on older pages).

If you have a question regarding a Vintage Ponytail Barbie, please consult the Vintage Barbie Ponytail Comparison Guide.  

If you are trying to identify your item, I suggest you start by searching this site.  You can use this search if you know the name of an outfit or doll but do not know the year.  You can also search by descriptions, like red dress or fur trim.      (Results will open in a new window.)

If you cannot find your item on this site, I suggest you search for your item on eBay.

Also, I cannot help you determine the value of your item. If you want to know the value, I suggest you search the completed listings on eBay.

Please search for yourself first.  If you cannot identify your item, you can post it here.  Please include clear photos and as much information as possible.  Ids require a photo.  

If you are a collector, please stop by and help others identify their items.  Thanks!


For years, I had a Vintage Barbie Identification form on this page, where people could submit a photo of the item(s) they were trying to identify. Those are the questions you see below. I had to take the form down because it became too overwhelming, I started receiving sometimes up to 100 requests in one week. I also noticed that people were asking me to identify items that were already identified on this site - meaning they didn't even bother to look before they asked.

Please search for yourself first. If you cannot identify your item, you can post it on our Facebook page. You can post the item here - Fashion Doll Guide on Facebook (be sure & include a good photo - if it is a doll, a close up of the face is essential!) and someone will probably be able to help you. If you are a collector, please stop by and help others identify their items. Thanks!

What you see below are previous questions and answers when there was a form on this page.  If you can answer any of the questions or would like to comment, please do so.  Thank you!

Past Barbie Identification Questions and Answers ....

Please help other collectors by answering some of the unanswered questions!

Unanswered Barbie Clone and Fashion Doll Questions 
Hi there everyone. I purchased this doll mistakenly thinking it was Lori from Mattel's Pretty Pairs Lori n Rori. When she arrived, I realised I was wrong …

Answered Questions About Barbie Size Friends 
Can you please help me identify this doll? All I have is the picture attached. My best friend had this doll as a child and I would like to get her another. …

Answered Questions About Barbie Clothing After 1975 
I have several dresses from the late 1980s and early 1990. I have done some searching online and have not found a guide for barbie clothes from this time …

Answered Questions About Barbie Dolls After 1975 
When did the first Barbie come out that was identified as Hawaiian? It had very long hair and I think more Asian features. My daughter was delighted …

Unanswered Vintage Barbie Doll Identification Requests 
I am listing a huge lot of vintage Barbie items, (dolls, clothes, accessories). This particular Barbie appears to be an American girl Barbie. Due to …

Answered Barbie Clone and Fashion Doll Questions 
Hi, I'm new to Barbie collecting and bought a lot of barbies that included what the seller said was a vintage Bild Lilli doll. It is identified as …

Unanswered Barbie Items Requests 
I have a "Barbie shopping fun playset" from 2004-new never opened box-perfect conditon. Everytime I try to look up this item I get the "Barbie HEART FAMILY …

Answered Vintage Barbie Doll (1959 - 1966) Identification Requests 
She is a very dark brown hair bubble cut with pale pink lips, bendable legs, straight arms. The question is about the markings on the right cheek. It reads …

Questions and Discussions About Cleaning and Caring For Vintage Barbie Clothes 
I just found a great deal on ebay! Barbie Enchanted Evening complete, but the dress had some light brown spots, is it wise to wash this dress? I bought …

Questions About Holiday Barbie Dolls 
1998 Holiday Barbie with the black dress and the pink shawl. Although the back of the box shows her with a cape not a shawl and I was told that she was …

Answered Barbie Items Identification Requests 
I have seen several blue cases like this, but I have a pink one. Is the pink one more rare?

Questions About My Size Barbie Dolls 
do you have any info on these dolls, history, which ones were first, 2nd etc... when they stopped making them? I'm trying to find some of them and figure …

Unanswered Barbie Clothing Identification Requests 
I have two Barbie outfits I haven't been able to find in any of the books on clothing or online. They are both probably late 60's/early 70's. One is …

Questions About Barbie Watch and Clock 
I have my Barbie clock that I've had since the 60's and was wondering if you could possibly tell me what it is worth and if the pink color is more rare …

Answered Mod Era Barbie (1967 - 1975) Id Requests 
i know its a barbie body but not sure about face, bottom is stamped matel barbie i think 1968 but face is different, she is almost smiling. thanks!! …

Answered Questions About Francie 
The dress is tagged as Francie but I can not find what collection this is from! Can anyone help me out?? Hi Amanda - This is the dress from Merry-Go-Rounders …

All about Barbie Doll Green Ear, questions about and how to treat 
Is it possible to remove the green stain caused by earrings? I have a blonde bubble cut Barbie with pearl earrings. Both ears are really discolored. …

Unanswered Barbie Friends & Family Identification Requests 
I have no clue who this dress belongs to. I've looked everywhere to no avail. It's from my childhood (late 60's - early 70's) and it fits my Malibu Skipper. …

Question About Barbie Styling Head 
The back of this Barbie Styling Head says 1971 Mattel Inc. Mexico. She also has a string with a ring on the end on the back of her head to allow her hair …

Answered Questions About Ken 
Hi, first I want to say how much I love your site. I find it so beautiful and it helped me many times. I'm from Rome, Italy and I need your help to identify …

Questions and Discussions About Barbie Clothing Labels 
Hello,I have picked up some barbie items.I believe to have been put out in the 70's due to the case that came with them. My problem is the clothing is …

Answered Questions About Vintage Barbie Clothing (1959 - 1966) 
I have several b&w swimsuits in my collection, recently I purchased one that was represented as vintage, but it has perfect elastic over the breast area …

Questions and Discussions About Barbie's White Rabbit Fur Stole 
The Barbie gown from the early 1960's, called "Enchanted Evening", was sold with this white fur stole. Is anyone aware of this same fur stole …

Answered Questions About Skipper 
I would like to purchase a vintage blonde Skipper doll. Does anyone have any tips for me. What should I be looking for. I do not want to spend my $ …

Unanswered Collectible/Modern Barbie Doll Questions 
I'm searching for barbies with the Lara face sculpt. on the back of the head is stamped "1998 Mattel inc" there is another face sculpt from that year …

Answered Questions About Mod Era Barbie Clothes (1967 - 1975) 
Dress is in the package, sewn into the cardboard with a stamp on the back of and A/319 in a circle. Barbie hanger is early 1960's. I also have 2 barbie …


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