Number One and Two Ponytail 
Vintage Barbie Doll

Number One and Two Ponytail Vintage Barbie Doll - were introduced to the world at the New York Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. Her design evolved over the years and there are seven different ponytail Barbie variations. These are known by their numbers - #1, #2, #3, etc.  As a general rule, the lower the number the more valuable the doll.

#1 Barbie Ponytail wearing Wedding Day Set

Number One and Two Ponytail
Vintage Barbie Doll Details

The only difference between #1 and #2 is their legs.  The first Barbie had copper tubes in her legs and holes in her feet to fit her stand.  The second version didn't have the tubes/holes and had a wire stand.  Below are pictures and descriptions of the number one and two ponytail vintage barbie dolls. 

Model #
850

Issue Date:
1959

Box Date:
1959

Hair Colors:
Blonde, Brunette

Face:
Eyes had white irises and heavy black eyeliner.
Brows were blonde or brown.
Red lips and blush.

Body Markings:
Barbie T.M. 
Pats.Pend. 
(c)MCMLVIII 
by 
Mattel 
Inc.

#1 Barbie Ponytails - 1959 - First Barbie Doll

Clothing:
Black & White Striped Swimsuit
Gold Hoop Earrings
White Sunglasses with Blue Lens
Black Open Toe Heels


#1 Blonde Shoes with holes for stand

The first Barbie shoes had holes in the bottom to accommodate her stand.

#1 Ponytail Barbie in original swimsuit & box
#1 Burnette Ponytail Barbie wearing Evening Splendour

Stand:
#1 - Black plastic disk stand with two metal prongs
#2 - Black wire stand


#1 Barbie stand
#1 Barbie wearing Resort Set

Number One and Two Ponytail
Vintage Barbie Doll Notes:
#1 Barbie had holes in the bottom of her feet and shoes to accommodate her stand. #2 Barbie did not have the holes and had a different stand.

#1 Barbie Stand had prongs that inserted into the copper tubes in Barbie's feet to make her stand.  

#1 Barbie feet
#1 Barbie wearing Gay Parisenne


See #1 and #2 Ponytail Vintage Barbie Dolls on eBay.

#1 Barbie Reproductions

1994 35th Anniversary #1 Vintage Barbie Reproduction.
Mattel celebrated Barbie's 35th Birthday in 1994 with a reproduction of the #1 Ponytail Barbie, complete with white irises, gold hoop earrings and that famous Black and White Zebra swimsuit.  The package even includes a reproduction wrist tag, box,  sunglasses and black open toe shoes.  It also has a clear stand.  This is a very popular doll with collectors and many use this and the other vintage reproductions to display vintage fashions.  

Blonde

Brunette


1994 35th Anniversary Vintage Barbie Reproduction Gift Set.
Mattel issued this fabulous gift set in celebration of Barbie's 35th birthday.  The set includes the exact same doll and accessories as the 1994 35th Anniversary #1 Barbie in Zebra Swimsuit and also has reproductions of two of the rarest vintage Barbie ensembles.  Easter Parade and Roman Holiday were both only made in 1959 and are extremely rare.  Many vintage collectors have had to settle for these faithful reproductions.  The ensembles have a Barbie Reproduction label and are accessorized just like the original outfits.


See #1 and #2 Ponytail Reproductions on eBay.

2009 My Favorite Barbie Ponytail

2009 My Favorite Barbie Ponytail

2009 Ken & Barbie Wedding Day Gift Set

2009 Ken & Barbie Wedding Day Gift Set

#1 1959 Vintage Barbie with stand & wardrobe

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