Please help identify this American Girl Barbie

by robin





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 the look of her hair, and a definite part, I was wondering if she is the sought after side part American Girl?
Obviously I don't want to list it as the wrong thing.
She has a distinctive part on her left. Then if you pick up the hair at the part, there is a bald area to right, so the hair lays over it.
There is a small section of hair that seems to be confused, and lays across the part, toward the right, but looks as if it is made to go to the left.
I have included pictures, and hopefully someone can help me identity this correctly.
Thank you.

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Nope
by: Morinth

This is not a Sidepart. This doll's part has been un-thatched, and her hair has been cut. She's been treated rather roughly. But she was originally a regular AG, you can tell by the two tracks of hair at the top of the head. They should crisscross over each other to form the thatched part of a factory original doll, but it's super easy to disturb that original style and end up with a result like this. Someone will still want to buy this doll, but the new owner will probably want to reroot the doll.

Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you! It would explain the fact that the hair seems "confused", like it wants to lay one way, but goes the other way.
Any Idea of value?

Value varies widely
by: Morinth

The hair will detract from the value of the doll, no doubt, but if the head is otherwise intact (no splits, stains or structural damage) it is still of some value. The condition of the body, if excellent, will add a lot of value. If the knees click properly, if the hip joints are nice and tight, and if the vinyl of the legs is undamaged, then the doll would be worth something. As for specific numbers—you never know. My advice would be to list it on eBay and see how much you can get, if you're interested in selling the doll. If you're not interested in selling the doll, try finding completed auctions of similar dolls with haircuts, and you'll get a better idea of her actual value. Bear in mind that the prices on these dolls does fluctuate, so I wouldn't pay much attention to what printed ID guides and such have to say about values.

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Please help to identify!

by Wilma
(Germany)



Hi,

Just bought this new barbie, but I cannot identify her. Does anyone know who she is? She has bendable legs and is marked as: 1966 mattel inc u.s. patented, u.s. pat pend, made in korea.

Thank you very much!

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Hair Fair Repaint
by: Siansonea

This doll is a hybrid, a mid 70s body with a late 60s Hair Fair head. The head has been repainted, this is not the doll's original face paint. Hope this helps.

Marlo Flip Hair
by: Anna

Hey there!

Your doll looks pretty much like a (Marlo)Flip Hair Barbie with cut hair!

http://www.fashion-doll-guide.com/TNT-Barbie.html

Barbie
by: Rosangela

Hi, I have one like this, with eyelashes and turnable waist. Also bending legs. Manufacturing date is 1967. Original dress was a net swimming dress with vinil bikini.

Hair Fair ID
by: Anonymous

This is a Hair Fair head, with the irises
repainted.
These heads were produced with blue eyes only.
Hope this helps you, and if you need more help, just ask.


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Barbie Ponytail Identification Help?

by Dean
(Lisle, IL USA)

Head

Head

Hi, I have a one owner Barbie that was purchased new, but I need help identifying it. She has blue eyes, brown brow, less curved eyebrows, no hole in feet. She's brunette with short hair (was it cut by the owner?) in a ponytail, wrapped with a tiny rubber-band which is disintegrating. Her right buttock says:
Barbie
Pats.Pen
(c)MCMLVIII
by
Mattel
Inc

The "e" in Barbie and the "n" in Pen fade away. I cannot see any sign that there is a T.M. after Barbie.

Her left buttock has an "8" or a "B" on it.

She does not feel hollow. Her skin from the torso up is a little darker than her legs. She does not look ivory at all, but a flesh color. She has to be a 3 or 4, but which one? Thank you for your help, you have a wonderful website.

Hi Dean-
If she has tan skin, she is most likely a #4 -
Vintage Barbie Ponytail Comparison Guide.
Suzanne

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which ponytail?
by: Anonymous

hi,
just for help,
yours is a ponytail number 3 because of the brown make up(only the number 3 have it).
hope it will help you

A Beautiful Number 3
by: Anonymous

Hi Dean, you have a very sought after Barbie #3. Only the number three Barbies had the brown eyeshadow. They did also come with blue eyeshadow, but not as often.

1959/60 doll
by: Anonymous

Hi Dean,
The head is definately a late 59 head, or #3.
The body you describe sounds like a #4,
or 1960, and may have been swapped from the original.
Once a doll is removed from the box, we are only guessing at the ID.
Enjoy her regardless.

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question about copper tubes & hair color variation on Vintage no. 1 Barbies

by Monica
(Bay Area, CA)


The question concerns a # 1 ponytail that I recently purchased. She is very nice, but I noticed that the copper tubes in her feet are either missing or pushed in so far that they aren't visible. I was wondering whether anybody out there knows how great a reduction in value the "missing" tubes might cause. Also, her hair, while very nice, is a different shade of blond that most no. 1 Barbies that I have seen (including anther no. 1 that I own) as well as all of my no. 3s (don't know if 3s had different shades than 1s). So I am wondering whether blond vintage no.1 Barbies came in different shades of hair color. This one is slightly more "ashy", definitely not honey or gold colored like I am used to seeing.

Thanks in advance for any information!

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Affect the Value? Maybe Yes, Maybe No
by: Jennifer

#1 and #2 Ponytails do come with varying shades of blonde hair, and aging may also play a part in the color. As for the tubes, if they are pushed-up inside, that does not detract from the value. In fact, it makes the shoes easier to get on as they get caught on the tubes if they protrude out. You should be able to see if they are inside by shining a flashlight inside the hole while looking through magnifying glasses. Missing tubes can indicate that a doll is a #3 that has been repainted and holes drilled in her feet. I can't see a good close-up of this doll's face, but her lips do appear to have red staining around them in the picture like someone was repainting them and had to wipe off the red paint and paint them again.

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Question about vintage Barbie dolls - Does Size Matter?

by Mary
(Ohio)

I have recently begun to collect vintage Barbies. Some of the dolls (supposedly from the 1960's) say made in Japan etc. Some of the dolls I have purchased are 11 and 1/2 inches tall and some of the dolls are 12 inches tall. Were the dolls made in different years, different versions of the same dolls?

Thanks.

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height of dolls
by: skippercollector

Are they all Mattel products?
Some of the Barbie competitors, such as the Ideal Tammy dolls from the 1960s are a bit taller.
Also taller than Barbie are the Mego girl dolls from the 70s, and the Ideal Darcy and Hasbro Jem and Maxie dolls from the 80s.

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Question about Identifying Vintage Barbie


Hello, I Just Purchased This Barbie At A Sale And I Don't Have A Clue About Barbie Dolls Other Than She Is Pretty. She Has The Hard Eyes With Blue Eyeshadow And Red Lips As Well As The Red Dot Under Each Nostral. She Has Painted Toenails But Doesn't Have Holes In The Bottom Of Her Feet. She Has Cotton Soft Golden Blonde Hair That Is Braided And Put On Top Of Her Head With Very Soft Curly Bangs. Her Hair Is Neatly Put Up On The Top Of Her Head So I Am Not Sure If This Is Factory Or Not. She Has Very Pretty Flesh Color With Straight Legs. I Haven't Removed Her Gloves As I Wanted To Take Pictures Of Her With Them On First. She Doesn't Have Earings In But On Each Earlobe She Has A Hole Dot But I Am Not Sure If It Goes Thru. She Dosn't Have Green Ear As I Have Been Reading About Since I Bought Her. Her Dress Is Tagged And Is Soft Pink With White Swiss Dots And She Is Wearing Panty Looms Underneath. She Has On One Pink High Heel. She Is Wearing Short White Gloves. The Doll As Well As Her Outfit Is In Wonderful Condition. My Hubby Can Only Make Out Barbie Pat. Pending Than Roman Numerals And Made By Mattel Or For Mattel. On Her Left Buttocks It Has 56? Any Information About This Pretty Barbie Will Be Greatly Appreciate. Thank You So Very Much. Shirl

Hi Shirl -
You have a Vintage Ponytail Barbie Doll - here is a chart that details the different "versions" Vintage Barbie Ponytail Comparison Guide.
Sounds like she may be wearing Plantation Belle.

Suzanne

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Vintage Barbie
by: Elizabeth

She looks to be a #4, possibly a # 3 but just based on her peach skin tone I would say a #4.

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American Girl body 1958 Japan. Is this the right head?

by Anna
(Nashville)


The body says
© 1958
MATTEL, INC.
U.S. PATENTED
U.S PAT. PEND
MADE IN
JAPAN

on the right buttox. The left one has the number 5. Painted nails, bendy legs that click, rooted eyelashes. The head just doesn't look right. I got her at a yard sale along with a TNT Francie and a Malibu Skipper.

Is it a Kelly or a Stacey? What is she?

Hi Anna -
It is an American Girl body, I don't recognize the head right off - we'll see if anyone else can recognize her -
Suzanne

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head
by: cubby

the head is a WORLD OF LOVE doll head

Hasbro doll head
by: Anonymous

The head is from a Hasbro World of Love doll. Her name is Flower.

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how to recognize vintage bendable barbie legs?

by Ces
(Italy)

I have miss Barbie legs marked Japan under foot. I also have miss Barbie without marking under foot and with USA.

How can I recognise the bendable legs for miss Barbie, American girl, Midge and Color Magic. Also for vintage Ken, Allan and Skipper.

How are the Malibu legs marked?

Thanks

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Miss Barbie Bendable Legs
by: Teddyslivingbarbie

Hi. I don't know about the other dolls you have mentioned, but I do know about Miss Barbie legs. Miss Barbie was (I believe) the only doll produced in the USA, and is marked as such on her feet. I hope this helps you. Morinth, et al, will be able to tell you more about the others.

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Is this Barbie?! My mom assured me it was as a girl ....

by kaz
(new zealand)


But she has absolutely no markings/trademark stamps on her face, neck or body. She has a swivel waist, bendable legs and l shaped arms as well as earring holes (missing) and a ring hole (ring missing) on her right hand. I have a vague memory of a lace wedding gown but could have been my mom sewed it and pretended it was from the store!

I have searched through websites and think she looks most like 1977 superstar barbie? But her face seems wider, with slightly chubbier cheeks....!

She has bright blue eyes, bright blue eyeliner and a smile showing teeth.

I played with her in the 80s but think she was a hand me down and not purchased then...

Any help would be much appreciated!

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need a better face shot
by: Annemieke Noteboom

Hi,

To tell you who she is, I do need a better face shot. There are a few clones, that do look like Barbie from Mattel. Check closely for any type of markings as well.
Hope to see it soon!

1977 SuperStar Barbie
by: Morinth

This doll is the 1977 SuperStar Barbie doll, or the equivalent. The same doll was manufactured and sold in a variety of different outfits, and the ones made for the New Zealand market weren't manufactured to the same standards as those that were available in other countries. But they were officially Mattel products with the Barbie name, so it is a genuine Barbie doll.

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