Question about 1963 Barbie and Ken Trunk / Case

by Bethany
(Des Moines, IA)


I have seen several blue cases like this, but I have a pink one. Is the pink one more rare?


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Pink case
by: Anonymous

According to the book, "Collector's Guide to Barbie Doll Vinyl Cases" by Connie Kaplan, the pink one is the most rare of the four colors: Red, blue, black and pink.

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Question About Barbie doll case

by Sheri Wilson
(Joplin, MO)


This is a ponytail case with the Barbie pictures, but only says doll case on it. I can find no information on this item.

Hi Sheri -
This is the first Barbie case made - from 1961. It is marked with the manufacturer's name - Ponytail. They were made in several different colors with slight variations in the graphics. These are fairly common and not particularly valuable.

You can see them here - 1961 Barbie Ponytail Case
Suzanne

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Barbie Heirloom Service Playset? Is this a rarity?

by Karen
(Midwest, USA)


This is a child size plastic silverware set. The top of the box, which isn't pictured here, has a graphic of a ponytail Barbie and it reads Barbie Heirloom Service Playset. I have searched eBay and can't find anything like it. Does anyone know anything about it, including what it may be worth? The box is in pretty rough condition. There is one spoon missing. The rest looks unplayed with. Thanks!

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Barbie Heirloom Service set value :)
by: Amber Rae

I found some info here:
http://www.dolls4play.com/accessorieslist.html
they value it around $45

however, go here:

http://www.gigglytoys.com/Vintage-1962-Barbie-Heirloom-Service-Playset/A/B002NUYR1S.htm

I think you'll be pleased... they value it at $328.88

:) what a find! very rare, valuable, and beautiful. congrats!

Thanks!
by: Anonymous

I appreciate your research. I had no idea.

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Question About Barbie 1958 & Barie/Ken 1961 booklets


Hi,

I found in a Barbie lunch box at a garage sale a bunch of small Barbie booklets (10) that have 1958 in Roman numbers on the front. I can tell that they are old by the glue tape on the front and back of some. They all are in good to excellent shape. I found two versions of this booklet the backs are different and then there are ( 6 ) Barbie and Ken booklets too also in good to excellent shape. Some of the booklets have a separate paper with "The Barbie game 1960 AD" and some with a paper "Barbie Sings 1961 AD". The question is how do I tell what I got here and from what years?

Thank you for any help
Paul


Hi Paul -
These are the booklets that were included with Barbie dolls & clothing. The pink one with Barbie only is the first one and is probably from 1959/1960 & contains Barbie's wardrobe. The one with Barbie and Ken is from 1961, because Midge was introduced in 1963 & the booklets after that had her on the cover as well. The loose pages were often included with the booklet as well.
Suzanne

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if you sell them
by: Anonymous

Hi there
Just wanted you to know these are worth money on ebay to certain collectors, the one with the single barbie ponytail on cover is worth the most, I have seen it go from $25.00 and up on ebay. It has some of the first original barbie outfits in it.

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Miniature Barbie Deluxe House Id Request

by Angela
(Germany)



Please can you help to identify this little vinyl house, I have it for many years in my collection, it is not a Tutti playhouse or a Hallmark ornament or a keyring pendant. On the pic you can see the relation to Barbie size, vintage Malibu Barbie holds it.
It is made of white vinyl outside, the closures and the handle are made of the same white thin vinyl, it is for closing with 2 gold buttons similar to the buttons used on the vintage Barbie outfits. Inside is 2 dimensional except the bed or sofa in front of the window. There are no painted carpets or anything else inside. Is it possible that it was a part of an old dealer display? Is it of any value? Thanks for help, Angela

Hi Angela -
I have never seen anything like this - Maybe someone else will know. I do know that full size cases that did double duty as rooms/doll houses were common in the late 1960s, early 1970s. From the dolls pictured and the outfits they are wearing, I would say this is from the late 1960s.
But other than the Hallmark ornaments, I have no clue!
Suzanne

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mini barbie house
by: Amber Rae

I've seen it before. :) only problem is i can't find where i saw it b4. it's a dollhouse for the dolls to "play" with. ive seen ads online for it. the ads had a photo with the doll standing behind it and the house set in front on a table or something. i dont remember for sure but i think it mightve been skipper behind in one of the pics i saw. i just checked ebay too and all thats there is a repro but doesnt look like the same house. but yes a wonderful treasure u have!

Doll House
by: Susan K

I do know that the regular Barbie sized doll house was made 1966 and 1967. This little house was probably in a Skipper or Tutti playset during that time.

DOLL HOUSE
by: SUSAN K.

I JUST SAW ONE ONE OF THESE TINY DOLL HOUSES ON EBAY TONIGHT. THE SELLER WAS WANTING $45 FOR IT. I WOULD SAY YOU HAVE A VERY COLLECTIBLE PIECE!

Barbie Family House miniature
by: Jax

This is fabulous. Don't know who makes it but I have seen it before on doll boards or ebay. The original one came out around 1966 with furniture attached to the floor, that I read was more in scale to a slightly smaller doll. Then the style was changed to a front opening house that had loose furniture & dolls pictured on the outside including the 1st TNT Barbie. Also seen similar cases & trunks which are great to add to displays.

Jax x

Barbie House
by: Anonymous

Yes, I used to have that house as a child. It was made... I believe in 1964. It was called the Barbie Family Deluxe House.
It would originally have come with furniture attached. A kitchen with a table and chairs on the right divided by divider (painted with kitchen appliances on one side and a fireplace on the other.) On the left there was a living room with a table chair and sofa.

doll house value
by: Anonymous

I just purchased this full size house for $20 yet I can't find this one on Ebay to see its value. Can you help/

Susan Miller Miniature
by: Gwen

This looks like a miniature made by Susan Miller. She usually made a limited quantity of each item and they were highly detailed. Instead of making cases with wood or paper, she made them using vinyl (exactly like the original). Her work is quite stunning.

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New Hallmark Barbie Ornament for 2010- outfit I have never seen

by Kim
(Las Vegas)

Movie Mixer Barbie Ornament

Movie Mixer Barbie Ornament

Movie Mixer Barbie Ornament
Movie Mixer Barbie

As I am sure you are aware, Hallmark makes a few Barbie ornaments each year. This year, there is an ornament called Movie Mixer. It is a blonde ponytail Barbie wearing a sleeveless pink dress which I have never seen before. Have you ever seen or heard of this outfit?

Thanks.

Hi Kim-
The ornament is based on the 2007 Silkstone Barbie with the same name - you can see her on this page - Silkstone Barbie Dolls. Here are all of the Barbie Ornaments.

Suzanne

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Vintage Barbie Blanket? For Suzy Goose Bed?

by Lois
(Avon)


Hi- I received case of beautiful Vintage Barbie items dating through 1960's. This blanket was included. It might be homemade-but it's made so well. It's seams are perfect and the lettering looks professional. Is this item made by Mattel? Thanks for anyone's help!

Hi Lois -
I think it is homemade, but such a treasure none-the-less! The Suzy Goose bedspread was pink (I think there might have been a yellow one as well) and I have never seen or heard of one of these.
Suzanne

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Suzy Goose clothes
by: Anonymous

Hi, your blanket is interesting as it is unmarked. I have numerous Suzy Goose hangers with unmarked clothes on them but I've never heard of Suzy Goose. Is this barbie? If so, what date and what size doll? The clothes look just a bit big for a regular barbie. Thanks for anything anyone can tell me.

Not Susy Goose
by: Anonymous

That one is not part of any Susy Goose set.
Probably done by a Mom.

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ID Help Needed - Vintage Barbie Accessories for Kitchen, Vanity, Others

by Bethany
(Des Moines, IA)



I bought a grab bag of Barbie accessories and my seven year old daughter and I are trying to identify what we can. We believe these to be mostly from the 70's and 80's but can't find any of them in photos of dream house sets, kitchen sets, etc.

Can anyone identify any of our finds?

Thanks!

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reeboks
by: mary/skippercollector

The Reeboks sneakers are for the All-American line of Barbie dolls.
The bicycle helmet could be for Bicyclin' Barbie or it could be for one of the Stacie dolls or outfits.

I had some of these..
by: Amanda K.

I had some of these accessories. I know that some of the dishes came from the Barbie Motor home sets (some of the pink and yellow ones). Also some of them could be purchased in accessories packs. You are correct about a lot of it being from the 80's (I grew up in the 80's/early 90's). But some of it like the riding crops are from the early 90's. Mattel does not generally mark things the year it comes out but the year it was first copyrighted, so it is hard to tell sometimes. Best way to find out is by color. Specific sets had certain matching accessories.

WOW
by: Anonymous

WOW! Those dishes are collectors items, they could be worth 100s. I would know because I collect Barbie dolls, clothes, and accessories. I have made about 500 dollars off of my mom's old dolls and 250 off the ones I've collected. Those pots are from the Modern Kitchen, The Dream Kitchen, and The Family Kitchen.

AHHH I wanna be young again
by: Vanessa

oh my gosh I think your little girl got my whole collection that my parents bought me in my childhood years all in one buy those are all of my old accessories for my barbie :P What a lucky girl.

That pink thing
by: EKRdoodle

The pink rod with the two prongs in the back of the first photo is a 'quick curl' curler.

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Did these Barbie items come together in a set or with a doll?

by Joy
(Florida)

Barbie Compact & Barrettes

Barbie Compact & Barrettes

These items are from my childhood. The makeup compact was always my favorite item. I think the yellow snap wand was what held the little pink sponge in place, which you used to apply the makeup. The barrettes have scratch-n-sniff strawberry and grape stickers on them. Did the barrettes come together with the compact? Did they come with a particular doll? Thank you!

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BARBIE ITEMS
by: CHARLENE

This stuff is from 1974 Sweet 16 Barbie.


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Question About #1 Barbie stand identification

by Randy Yackle
(Fairmont ,MN USA)

I was sold a #1 Barbie stand that is not hollow but has a wooden insert under the plastic. Were there ever #1 stands like this? It is black plastic with 2 metal prongs and says Barbie TM By Mattel.

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#1 Barbie stands
by: Amber Rae

I think they were all metal

From What I Gather.
by: Jane

It would seem, that since the doll has tubes in her legs, which, you can see at the bottom of her feet...her stand then, is a round disc with two prongs.

Hope that helps.

no. 1 barbie stand
by: tammy

you have a no. 1 barbie stand . it was made out of plastic with 2 prongs . also said barbie on it

Wooden insert?
by: Siansonea

It sounds like the wooden insert might have been added by the previous owner, to my knowledge the #1 Barbie stand was a plastic disk with two metal prongs embedded in it. It has the Barbie logo debossed on the surface of the disk, with the ™ symbol. I had one of these years ago, there was nothing wood about it.

# 1 Solid Stand
by: BarbieMaven

This particular stand with the solid base was really an early prototype. It was first used with the hand-painted #1 barbies which were first produced by Mattel and shown in 1959. It is rarer than the mass-produced plastic version which came with the latter production of #1 Barbies. If you have this stand , you have a rare piece of Mattel history.

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