Tips on buying a vintage Skipper?

by Lorelei
(Colorado)


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 $ on a reproduction.

Hi Lorelei -
First I would recommend that you visit the Vintage Skipper page to familiarize youself with the vintage characteristics and markings of the doll.
It is possible to acquire a Skipper in excellent condition at a reasonable price. The better the condition, the higher the price - so you will have to decide your price range - as they are available at every price point.
The first thing you will want to check is her face paint - it should be intact with little to minimal "rubs" (or missing paint).
Next is her hair - Skipper should have long, straight, silky, shiny hair. However, if her hair is uncut it is easy to restore to a "factory mint look" with a gentle shampoo and a Downy (fabric softener) rinse!
Finally, Skipper's original headband was brass and can cause the same greening as on some vintage Barbie doll's ears from earrings at her temples - so you want to check and make sure there is no green and that the doll has never been treated for green. Or if there is that you are aware of it, OK with it and the price is adjusted accordingly.
If you want to have the doll's original outfit and accessories, you will have to decide if you will only purchase a doll that includes them, or if you are willing to purchase them separately.
To get an idea of the pricing, you can browse completed listings on ebay.
Good luck with your search!
Suzanne

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I am looking for a picture of Scooter.

by Kim
(Deer Park, IL)





Any one remember her back in the 60's?

Here you go. There is also a picture of her on this page Skipper Dolls - just scroll down a bit.
One of these days I will get her added to the site!
Suzanne

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skooter doll
by: joan shaw

i have a dark haired skooter are they rare there doesn't seem to be much to be found out about this doll

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Need help with these vintage Skipper clothes

by Joy
(Florida)

Young Ideas #1513?

Young Ideas #1513?

I've looked everywhere. The closest I can come to a name for this group is the Sears exclusive Young Ideas #1513. I've read it came in varied fabrics, but the only 2 pieces I've been able to find on the internet is the blue party dress with the gold wrapped gift. It's supposed to come with 2 pairs of flat shoes marked "Taiwan", but I have several different colors, so I'm not sure what colors go with this particular grouping. It seems like there are so many different colors. These are all my Skipper clothes from childhood, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Bye the way, I LOVE this website - Thank You!!!

Hi Joy -
Thanks! Young Ideas was a Sears Exclusive sold from 1970 to 1973. It did come in a variety of fabrics. The set included:
A faux fur coat with vinyl trim
A three piece suit that included a jacket, mini-skirt with vinyl waistband and sleeveless knit shell
Shorts with a Ruffled Top
Pantyhose
Knit Knee Socks
Two pairs of shoes
Jump Rope
Party Invitation
Gold Wrapped Gift

So it looks like you almost have the complete set! I don't know what color shoes came with which - because there were so many variations.
Suzanne

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Skipper Doll Identification - Living Skipper

by CAROL FULLBROOK
(KENT, UNITED KINGDOM)


This doll has different holes in her body for her legs she is just under 9" tall. Markings on the doll read. 1969 mattel.inc Taiwan US & FOR PATD OTHER PATS PEND PATD IN CANADA 1967.

It is a Living Skipper made from 1970 to 1972.

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Vintage Skipper Doll Identification

by Carolyn Lubowicki
(Michigan)


I thought that this was Skipper, but cannot find a doll that looks quite like her. She is 9" tall and marked "Mattel, Inc. 1967" on her lower back, and has painted eyelashes, not rooted. Blue eyes, brown brows, and pink lips. She has the TNT waist I think. Thank you for any info!

Hi Carolyn -
She is definitely a Skipper. I think she must be a Malibu Skipper. Malibu Skipper was made from 1971 to 1977, so there would be many variations out there. I cannot find any other Skipper that even comes close.
Anyone else think anything differently?
Suzanne

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Thanks
by: Carolyn

Thanks Suzanne, I did think she was a Skipper - but didn't know that they used older body styles through the years. I have an old one from my childhood in '64 and will add this one to the case!

Thanks!
by: Carolyn

Hi Suzanne, Thanks for the info!

Have same doll
by: KathyD.

I can't be much help, but just purchased the same doll at a local antique shop. So I was trying to do some checking to see what she was. I just saw the same doll for sale on Ebay.

Kathy

name of skipper in question
by: susan

looks like she's a Great Shape 1983 Skipper:
see this link for photo (scroll down on link page until you see the Great Shape Skipper doll).
http://webdisk.planet.nl/butse023/publiek/album/homepage/htmls/barbie/skippertekst1980.htm

I have the same doll
by: petraplasty

Hello!
I have the same doll, but I don't know who is it...
My doll have a blue&white swimsuit and blue skirt.
I think, that is Skipper from 80's...

Vintage Skipper Doll Identification
by: MJ

Hi,
I have just got this doll and on the rim of her neck, (you have to take the head off to see)
mine says circa mattell inc' 1963?

I'm interested to have an identification also,
hugs MJ

I have the exact same doll
by: Ruthie

for sure she is a.........

1983 Great Shape Skipper..

she is from the same set as the 1983 Great Shape Barbie and Great Shape Ken.

The 1983 Great Shape Barbie also, plays in the movie TOY STORY 3

shes worth still brand new in original box- $40

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Can you tell me if a Skipper with red pigtails marked 1963 ever came with an outfit other than a swimsuit?

This Skipper doll is marked 1963. She has very full red pigtails and freckles. I thought I'd saved all the original clothes, but can't find a swimsuit for her. Was she ever sold with an outfit besides a swimsuit?

It sounds like you have Skipper's friend Skooter. Skooter had the same body as Skipper and wore Skipper's clothes.

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Question about Malibu Skipper

by Whatsits Galore
(USA)

Malibu Who?

Malibu Who?

I thought this pre-teen doll was Malibu Skipper, but she doesn't match the doll on your site. Do you know who she is? She is marked 1957 Mattel Inc., U.S. Pat. Pend., Made in hong Kong.

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This is a Malibu Skipper - they were made from 1971 to 1977. The date of her marking should be 1967, not 1957.
Suzanne



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The date being...
by: Anonymous

It probably is 1967. I had a hard time reading that tiny print, even with a magnifying glass. Thanks for the info!

QUESTION ABOUT MALIBU SKIPPER
by: Anonymous

Barbie head on a Skipper body.

maliibu skipper was Barbies little sister
by: Anonymous

This is NOT a barbie head on a skipper body !
This was Malibu Skipper and she was marketed as Barbies little sister. The date should read 1967. I have the exact doll

Dating Malibu Skipper
by: Anonymous

Ah, I probably just read the "6" as a "5." I'll have to look at it again more closely. Thank you much.

LOL
by: Anonymous

"This is NOT a barbie head on a skipper body !
This was Malibu Skipper and she was marketed as Barbies little sister. The date should read 1967. I have the exact doll"

LOL then you, too, have a Malibu Barbie head on a Skipper body.

malibu skipper
by: Paul

Thats correct it is a malibu barbie head put on skippers body.

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VINTAGE SKIPPER? NO INFO ON EBAY OR ANY SITES.

by Paula Duhn
(Orange, CA USA)


Hi everyone, I have been going nuts trying to find this doll's name and age. She has the same face as a Skipper from 1975 #7379 Gold Medal. She is 9.5" tall, butt says Mattel 1967 Hong Kong U.S. for Pat. Her breasts seem to be hollow (they sort of collapses and then bounce back) and she twists at the waist. She was with several other vintage barbies (#6 ponytail, Skipper in original suit, Midge, 2 original Ken's, Allan, etc) so I feel she is worth searching for. I can provide any other pictures needed. Thank you all in advance for any help you can provide!! :)
Thanks again,
Paula

Hi Paula -
This is Growing Up Skipper from 1974 - 1975. You do turn her arm and it makes her breasts "grow".
More info - Growing Up Skipper.


Suzanne

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Looking for Gold Medal Skipper Doll #7379 - Europe

by dana
(israel haifa)


hi
in my childhood days i had this skiper but stupidly gave her with all my other beloved barbies away. i cant find her on the net and i wish to buy her in mint condition. is there any hope?

Hi Dana -
I see one that was mint in the box sold on eBay less than two weeks ago. I would recommend that you set up a saved search on eBay & they will email you when one is listed.


Suzanne

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Vintage Skipper Doll Dress Identification

by Mark
(Melbourne AUSTRALIA)


Hi all!,

I must say you have all been tremendous help in identifying our old barbie clothes thanks again. here is the last one we can't identify, any ideas anyone???

Hi Mark -
That is Skippers Red Sensation.
Suzanne

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Thank you Suzanne
by: Anonymous

Dear Suzanne,

Thank you Thank you thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!

right on.
by: Sandi

Definatley is Red Sensations. It dress came with little white gloves, white socks and a hat.VHTF these days, but ebay might have them.

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ID Request - Vintage Skipper Pink velvet coat and hat white trim

by Jody
(Florida)



Hello again,

I have this skipper coat with the TM Mark but have no idea the number or what it is part of? Can you help me with the identification of this coat?

Thank you!

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Dressed In Velvet
by: Charlene

Your Skipper Coat and Hat are called Dressed in Velvet and they were made in 1971-1972.

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Vintage Barbie Identification:: Blue Fuzzy Kitty (Skipper's Dreamtime)

by Nancy
(Elgin,IL.)

Q:
found this in a bag of vintage clothes and items,it has 2 black beads for eyes,tiny, alittle larger pinkish bead for a nose,and 2 tanish felt-like ears. I'm pretty sure it's Barbie, can you tell me what outfit it goes with? Many Thanks!

A:
Sounds like the kitty from Vintage Skipper Dreamtime. Skipper had the Kitty - Barbie had the doggy in her coordinating outfit Nighty Negligee Set

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1963 SKIPPER DOLL Question

by JANE
(PITTSFIELD NH)


I HAVE THIS SKIPPER DOLL
IT READS :SKIPPER 1964
LABEL ON CLOTHING IS BLACK LETTERING
THIS LOOKS DIFFERENT THEN THE ONES I FIND ONLINE WHEN I RESEARCHED HER
ALSO I FIND THAT THESE DOLLS AND CLOTHING ALL HAVE NUMBERS WHEN LISTED
I FIND NO NUMBERS
ANY INFO YOU COULD SHARE WITH ME?
HOW DO YOU FIND THE NUMBERS FOR THESE DOLLS AND CLOTHES?
I ALSO HAVE A KEN AND SOME CLOTHING
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP
JANE

Hi Jane -
You have a Midge Head on a Skipper Body wearing Skating Fun.
Suzanne


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Need help identifying this Skipper doll marked Taiwan

by Donna McKnatt
(Memphis, TN)




This twist and turn doll has bendable legs and posable hands. Looks like her hair was once in pigtails. She has very long rooted eyelashes. Thanks again.

Hi Donna -
Your doll is Twist 'n Turn Skipper from 1969 - 1970.
Suzanne

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your doll is
by: rodriggo

HI YOU DOLL IS A LIVING SKIPPER FROM 1970

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Small Barbie /Skipper Doll Identification

by Bonnie Jacobsen
(Everett,WA.U.S.A.)

Small doll close up

Small doll close up

Question:
This small doll reads Mattel inc 1978 on her back. She has long blonde hair and is considerably smaller than Barbie. Part of her hair is bangs, she has no ear piercings and she does twist and turn.No bendable legs.

Answer:
Hi Bonnie -
Your doll looks like a mid-1980s Skipper doll, specifically the "1984 Skipper" head (and the head is probably marked on the inner rim). Her hair looks red in the photo - but if she is blonde, she is most likely "Jewel Secrets Skipper" from 1986 - she had blonde curly hair.
It looks like she is wearing the outfit from "Astronaut Barbie" - 1985.
Suzanne

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Jewel Secrets Skipper
by: Jake

She is Jewel Secrets Skipper from 1986

Not at all what Jewel Secret look like!
by: Anonymous

Sorry, I have one in MINB and she is not wearing that outfit.

ID Skipper
by: Ann on a bus

Yes Jewel Secrets sold wearing sparkle redall in one roll neck top, reverseable skirt matching red one side white plastic te other Jacket of the same white plastic

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Is this Barbie or Skipper?

by Lizzy
(London, UK)


The photo shows a British Sindy doll on the right - but is the doll on the left Skipper? So sorry but I don't have the doll with me right now to check markings, it is being kept somewhere else! I would be really grateful if you could tell if this is Barbie or her little sister. Thanks for your help.

I believe it is a later (post mid-1970s Skipper) - if you will add the markings I can tell for sure.
Suzanne

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It's a Sindy as well
by: Jonny

Hello, The doll on the left is a Sindy from the late 80s to early 90s. Best wishes, Jonny

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Can you please let me know the identity of the vintage dolls I have here.

by Eve Finlay
(Alberta ,Canada)


I have 4 vintage barbie type dolls, two I believe are skipper, one is a little boy with painted on hair, and the other I haven't a clue. She has dark brown hair with a curl/clip, very expressive eyes, and has breasts.
Unfortunately no clothing with these.

Any help would be apprecitated - I'm just cleaning out the kids room here and wanted to know if there was any value to them. Yes, ready instructions to check on ebay for that. Thanks so much for any help
Eve


The boy is Skipper's friend, Ricky. I don't know who the one with breasts is - the other two are Skipper.
Suzanne

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doll on the right
by: skippercollector

I am wondering if the doll on the right is one of Cinderella's stepsisters. There was a company called Lash Industries in the 1980s who created a series of Disney dolls, and she has the faciail features of one of them.

Brunette
by: Anonymous

The fourth doll is Veronica from The Archies, made by Marx toys in 1975.

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Any Kelly experts? Need help identifying this Kelly doll.

by Spencer
(Louisiana)


I've recently become fascinated with Barbie's sisters. I came across this lovely lady. But I don't know her name. Please help :)

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thats her name
by: Anonymous

Lil heart Kelly

i have that doll
by: barbieexpert101

ok it is a barbie doll a definitively kelly she come with over alls and yellow shoes. she is a horse back rider doll she comes with barbie and a horse.

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Is this a Barbie related doll? She says Mattel 1969. // Living Skipper

by SARAH
(BASILDON, ESSEX UK)


fOUND THIS DOLL IN A BOX FROM WHEN i WAS LITTLE BUT I CANT REMEMBER WHO SHE IS AND I CANT FIND HER ANYWHERE.

Hi Sarah -
Your doll is a Living Skipper from 1970 - 1972.
Suzanne

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skipper doll
by: Anonymous

i also just got a 1969 skipper doll trying to find out more about it if any one know more please let me know thank you terry

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