Do I have a Bild Lilli?
by Suzy Milhoan
In her original outfit
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
Is this a Bild Lilli? Also, is there anywhere online that I can research this specific doll to find out about it?
Thanks so much for your time, I really appreciate it.
Hi Suzy -
Sorry, but you have a Barbie clone - not a Bild Lilli. I had added a photo of Bild Lilli so you can see the difference.
I have a Pinterest board with Barbie clones & Bild Lilli dolls - you can visit it here - Barbie clones on Pinterest.
Id request for Barbie Clone
by Rebecca Logan
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
This is likely a 1970 short redhaired barbie. It was manufactured in Hong Kong. She is wearing a white crop top a red bonnet and a red high waisterd flared skirt. she has blue eyes and small breasts. The barbie comes with an offwhite vanity mirors a stool and a small hand miror.
This is not a Barbie - more likely a clone, or maybe Tammy? Maybe someone will recognize her. The vanity is by Suzy Goose, they made white bedroom furniture for Barbie in the mid-1960s.
Can't figure out name of this Vintage Barbie Doll dress!
Hello and wonderful site! What a big help! This is a strapless dress made of light and dark pink satin with a decoration running up the middle. No tags, snaps at the back. This came out of a box of my aunts barbie stuff. Everything I've found in there I've been able to trace to early 1960's barbie, its really been like a mini time capsule (AA stewardess, nurse, ponytail barbie, all in a vintage carrying case that my uncle was going to throw out!) This one I just haven't been able to place, I suppose it could be a barbie knockoff?
Thanks so much!
Hi Katie -
I am wondering if it could be homemade? Many of the mothers on the 1960s were excellent seamstresses and many of us had very well made homemade Barbie clothing.
Is this a Lilli Bild Type Barbie?
25 years ago I purchased an amazing collection of vintage Barbie dolls from an estate sale. The deceased woman had only the most collectable Barbie-color magic NRFB, Talking Barbies NRFB, American Girl Barbies etc... I give you this background because there is a Barbie I have no idea if she is a Lilli Bild or a copycat or what. I have found 3 others that are similar but not the same as this one. She has her original up-do and has a Barbie markings body. Any direction or info is appreciated. Markings on rear: C 1958 Mattel, Inc. U.S Patented U.S Pat. Pend.
Vintage Barbie Shoes marked "Japan Premier"?
I am trying to get some information about some barbie shoes that I have. They are marked "Japan Premier" on both shoes and are from around 1960. Are these just vintage knock-off barbie shoes? Do they have any value? Thanks you so much for the help.
As far as I know these are knock-offs and would have little, if any, value. More info here about Vintage Barbie Shoes.
Is this a barbie doll?
by kelly J
i cannot find any markings on it.
the right foot has a hole in it with a small spike sticking out...
the left foot just has a hole.
any help appreciatted.
Mattel Doll Identification Request
(Maidstone, kent, UK)
Hi is this a Barbie or one of her friends please, her knees have joints, her head is also marked 1973 Mattel Inc.
Are these Barbie outfits?
I am at a loss whose these outfits belong to. I have about 20 outfits all in plastic wallets with the outfits name on. Journalist, In Ancient Rome, Firewoman, Chef, In Switzerland, At the Wild West plus loads more. They are all velcro fasteners. The doll itself has no markings.
Please, please help. Regards, Mark.
Trying to Identify Doll Marked Sindy
ON BACK SAYS SINDY NO OTHER MARKINGS, LOOKS LIKE A BARBIE HAS BRIGHT YELLOW HAIR AND YELLOW SWIMSUIT WITH WHITE FLOWERS AND SPOTS ON.
Strange-looking Mattel Barbie Doll
Can somebody identify this doll for me? Her butt markings are:
1966/Mattel Inc./US Patented/US Pat Pend/Made in/Japan.
She looks like a Bild Lili but she's marked "Mattel". And those eyes!
You have a "clone" or knock-off head on a Vintage Barbie Doll body. It is not a Mattel doll head.
I have a powder compact, is it Barbies?
brass compact, black enamelled with diamonte on the top, opens to show puff and mirror,The hinge is identical to the brass compact with B on the top. it is 12mm diameter and in very good condition.
Help please! Is this an original or just some "bootleg"?
Hi, every one. Greetings from Mexico! Please, help me to figure out if the one of the right is original or just a repro. See the difference? The one on the left is some old mexican Peaches and Cream I was given at the middle 80's. Of course I'm sure she's original. All 80's barbie dolls I've seen get buttocks like this. The other one (on the right) is a Heart Family mom, recently bought on ebay, but I'm not sure she's original, even she came box sealed with the rest of the family and all accessories. The box looks old and shows some wear, cello is age yellowed (same as the tapes inside), but dolls are kind of strange. Let me explain my self: faces, bodies and hair are beautiful and identical to originals, but some materials seem to be of low quality, and those round buttocks are worrying me, because I've never seen buttocks like these in any barbie doll. She´s marked on back Mattel Inc. 1966 Taiwan. Could be a "bootleg"? or could be some "different" edition or variation? Thank you very much!
Identification Question - Skipper or Barbie Outfit?
Floral jumpsuit with long sleeves. I have searched and searched and cannot identify this outfit. Please help!
Looking for info - Black Sheath dress with a Tressy label
I have a black sheath dress that has a Tressy label in it. It is a long dress, the top part is velvety and the bottom is silky. There is or was a flower(or?) on the waist on the left side.
I cannot find any information on this dress anywhere, any help will be appreciated.
Hoping to id Barbie Clothes from 1980 - 1985
My Aunty gave me two pieces of Barbie clothing, they are as follows:
Light brown Long sleeved Jumper with red hearts/ or heart on the breast
White long trousers/pants with a red stripe down each side.
I think between the years of 1983 - 1985, she died in 1985. I live in Australia, so we may have had different catalogue items. I have described the clothing from memory, so it may not be exact, however I would know the clothing if I saw it.
I have searched ebay and tried looking through Barbie Fashion Catalogues with no luck.
Can anyone help with PLU numbers or a year - anything, any info would be great.
I would love to own these pieces again!
Identification Question: Vintage Barbie with curved eyebrows, pearl earrings, white irises no bangs Japan
Barbie no bangs white irises curved eyebrows
I recently purchased this what I believe to be vintage Barbie. I have not found anything that looks like this. The bottom of the left foot is marked Japan--letters are indented, not raised. She has no holes on the bottom of her feet. There is red polish on the finger and toe nails. She has no bangs and pearl earrings--no green color by the ears. Her eyebrows are faint and rounded. The eyeliner is extended. Her irises are white. The markings on the right rear cheek (when she is turned over) say: Barbie, with some kind of circle above the e--maybe a R, Pat Pending, c MCMLV!!!, by Matel Inc. Does anyone know anything about her?
Hi Janice -
Your Barbie is not a Barbie - it is a "clone" - or a cheaper knock-off made during the 1960s. It sounds as if her head is on a Barbie body - you can check this page for Vintage Barbie Markings
Question about Vintage Ken vs GI Joe Wearing Sailor Suit
Vintage Ken doll (I think).
I used to play with a vintage GI Joe 12" doll (1964 style) when I was a young boy and I was given this sailor doll when I was a child in the mid 1970's. It had belonged to my Aunt when she was a child/teen and she passed it on to me. My Aunt is now in her early/mid 60s.
When I was given the toy, I was told that this was a Ken doll, but since it wore a sailor suit and it matched the size of my GI Joe doll (1964 style) I was ok with playing with it.
The doll has "Made in Hong Kong NO 2012" stamped on it's back. The suit top has a tag that also says "Made in Hong Kong" in it.
When I received the doll it came with the blue sailor suit, a white rifle, a white sailor hat and black shoes.
I am trying to determine if this is a Ken doll, or some other sort of doll. I'm guessing it is from sometime in the very early 1960s or maybe late 1950s, but am not sure. I've read that the first Ken dolls were from 1961 so I'm not sure about this doll being Ken. I guess this dolls age based on my Aunt's current age (early/mid 60s).
Any help with identifying this would be appreciated. Thank you.
It is not a Ken doll - my first thought is that it is a GI Joe? Anyone recognize him?
Possible Vintage Mini? Vintage Dawn Dolls
by Jaynie H.
(Jersey Shore, PA, U.S.)
I have two, smaller than average, Barbie dolls.
One is a strawberry blonde, approx. 6" doll. She has brown eyebrows, blue eyes (downward and to the right, when facing her)and rooted eyelashes. The back of her head is marked "73", and below that, "K11A".
The second is more of a brunette, dark eyebrows, blue eyes (to the left, when facing her), and also, rooted eyelashes. The back of her head is marked "68", and below that, "H17".
Both are made with bendable legs, and the twist/turn waist. Neither have any other identifying marks, nor stamps, even for where they were made.
Hi Jaynie -
Your dolls are vintage Dawn Dolls - they were a line of 6" dolls made by the Topper Co from 1970 to 1973. They were reissued in the late 1990s to 2003. You can see them here on eBay.
Here is some more info on Dawn & her friends - eBay Guide - Dawn Doll
Requesting Info on Snow White Wedding Barbie
I am trying to find out any info on this barbie.She is a snow white wedding barbie but that is all the info I have. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Cecelia -
I believe this doll is from the late 1990s. Technically, she isn't a Barbie - but a Disney doll. Maybe someone else will have more info.
I need help to identify 3 dolls
(Sudbury, Ontario Canada)
I think the first doll is a Francie doll, but she has a hole in the back of her head and a ponetail is sticking out. when I tried to remove the head to see if it had been changed on the body, the hair/ponytail is in the neck so the body is original to the doll. made in Japan and it has 2 dates-1966 then 1967 over Japan.
The second doll has 1966 and made in Japan on the buttocks-bendy legs and twist at waist.
The third doll is made by Louis Marx and has 1966 in roman numerals. this one also has a round hole in the back of the head.thanks, any help would be appreciated.
Hi Jeannette -
The first doll is Francie with Growin' Pretty Hair (1970 - 1973). The second looks like a Malibu Barbie. The third is a Barbie Clone - there were several different types of Barbie "knock-offs" made in the early sixties.
Who is this Modern unidentified Barbie? >> Brandy Doll
by B Johnson
Barbie in orange
She is so beautiful! With long black hair like its in twists or braids she has golden make-up and gold earrings wearing a sparkly maroon 3/4 sleeve top finished of around the neck with fluffy orange feathers. Her skirt is ankle length and satin underneath thatshe has a pair of sparkly orange knee length leggings finished off with a pair of gold wedge shoes.
What kind of Barbie is it?
First, I don't know if it's even a Vintage Barbie.
She looks like some I saw from the 1960's called 'Vintage Peggy Ann'.
I know she's not that good looking, my mother found it a few days ago.
And if you could tell me what's the value of that doll...if there is any, because of her bad look.
Hi Janina -
This is not a Barbie doll - it is a "clone" - there were several different Barbie knock-offs sold during the vintage era.
Who is this I think it is a Lilli clone and I believe the boy is Bill can anyone help?
I picked up these two dolls they are 8" tall the girl is marked Japan across her back the boy is marked Made in Japan across his back. She is made of a rubbery squishy plastic her body is hollow. He is made of a cheaper light plastic, he has flocked hair they both have molded on black shoes. She looks like a Lilli clone to me, does anyone have any info on these two???
Request for information about vintage Pepper dolls
(Tennant Creek/N.T / Australia)
Hi I am trying to find out about a Barbie friend called Pepper dated about 1966 she had red hair and freckles. Can you tell me anything about her thanks Jac
Hi Jac -
Pepper was not from the Barbie family. She was made by Ideal & was Tammy doll's little sister - you can see her here on eBay.
Question about White Barbie Sized Shoe
by L. McGinnis
white shoe with bow
Is this a Barbie shoe? If so, which one?
I don't recognize it - does it have any markings on the bottom?
Help with slip/bra/panties set- not found on your site or Ebay
by Kelly B.
Hello & thanks in advance for any help you can provide! I am trying to ID a set of white pleated nylon slip, panties & strapless bra. It looks similar to the ones I've seen on your site & eBay, but this one has pleats starting at the top of the slip. No tag found. Perhaps it's not Barbie brand. Bra has metal hook and metal loop closure.
Hi Kelly -
These are not Mattel / Barbie items. They look like they were homemade to me.
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Who does this nurse/red cross/ candy striper outfit belong to?
The dress is blue and white striped, the skirt is pretty full. A white apron that has one snap in the back. The hat and dress has a white tag with green lettering and green outline making a box that says - Made in Hong Kong - inside it. The purse is a soft plastic. I don't know if the white shoes go with it or not but they were in there too.
It was with a #5 Skipper doll from 1963 but I cannot find this outfit anywhere. Could it be just a generic outfit?
Can you identify: Large 20" doll, Bubble cut rooted hair, sleeping eyes and rooted eyelashes
by Cindy Jones
(Jefferson City, Missouri)
Doll #3 is my main mystery:
Large 20" doll, Bubble cut rooted hair, sleeping eyes and rooted eyelashes - I do not know 'WHO' she is? My sister and I played with her at our grandmothers house in the 70's. She has a few store bought clothes with her and some handmade, custom clothes. The markings on the back of her head are "U" and a sideways 6 or g?
Doll #1 is also unknown. She has "Ideal Toy Corp" on her back (see photo) and she's shorter than Barbie, has freckles under her eyes - and her eyes look left. Do you know who she is as well?
Hi Cindy -
#1 looks like a Vintage Tammy doll to me.
#2 is a vintage Francie doll.
I am not familiar with doll #3. The "U" stands for Uneeda Doll Company. They made a "Barbie Clone" and other dolls in the 1960s & 1970s. They had a line called "Dollkins" - but I do not know if this is one - they were mainly 11 1/2". Maybe someone else can help to identify her further.
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Question About Red & White Zebra Swimsuit
red & white zebra swimsuit
I don't know what doll this goes too. If it was a Mattel doll for a clone of Barbie. Could you please help
Barbie did not have a Red & White Zebra Striped Swimsuit - hers was Black & White. I do believe that some of the Barbie "Clones" (or "knock-offs") must have come with them, because I have seen them before. As far as I know they would have little, if any, value.
Barbie 1966 #13 made in Korea w/Twist & Turn body
by Bonnie Jacobsen
Barbie 1966 #13
She is Barbie. On her head there is no head stamp. On her back by her waist it reads:
13 1966 Korea
She also has a Twist and Turn body and one arm is bent into shape with a finger to place a ring in. I don't know if it is an original or an original head stuck onto the body. Please help!
Hi Bonnie -
It looks like you have a Swirl Ponytail Barbie head on a later body. Barbies were made in Korea from 1973 to 1978 - so the body would be from that time period.
Can you tell me who this doll is?
I don't think that this dress belongs on her.
HELP IDENTIFYING THIS BARBIE DOLL
Hello, I have a barbie vinyl, not plastic, is monhair hair, her shoes are painted and have a loop like a dancer, earrings are painted in their ears and arms are joined by rubber, can you say that Barbie is and its economic value? thanks for your help. Greetings from Spain.
Hello Yolanda -
This is not a vintage Barbie - it is a "Barbie Clone" - although I do noy know which one. Perhaps someone else can identify her - does she have any markings? They typically sould be found on the back of her neck, her bottom or the bottom of her feet.
Hello, can you please help me identify this little doll ?
It has no markings, just the number 3 printed inside her shoe.
Also, her feet and shoes have holes in them so that she can stand up.
I know it must be some international brand, because this one I got it from Italy, and I have seen another one from Greece.
Any info will be much appreciated!
Hi Silvia -
I have no idea - I'll look through some reference books & see if come across her - or maybe someone else will recognize her.
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Barbie with no bangs?
by Alexandra Hamlin
Hi there. I found this Barbie at a Gibralter around the corner from my house. I really know nothing about it and would really appreciate some help.
She has no bangs, but there is a strange line at the top of her forehead. Her hair is blond and is pulled into a bun at the top of her head. Her eyes are really scratched up and appear to have been repainted. And her body is made of a really light plastic (I think). Somethings odd with her lips as well, there is some kind of gouge between them I think. I am new to being a Barbie collector, so I don't know much of anything. I would love any helpful information you could provide!
Hi Alexandra - This is not a Barbie - it is a "clone" - which is the term used to describe the cheaper Barbie knock-offs or copies made in the same era. Many companies tried to capitalize on Barbie's popularity by making their own versions and selling them at cheaper prices.
Is this a Barbie? Auburn Bob hairstyle - U on Neck
Is this a Barbie? It doesn't have any markings on it other than a U on the back of the neck. I think I got this doll in the late 60's or early 70's. Do you know the value?
This is not a Barbie doll - the U stands for "Uneeda" - The Uneeda company made a Barbie Clone called "Miss Suzette".
what year/type do I have?
by evalin thomas
(longview, wa. USA)
brunette, made in hong kong stamped on back, hollow hard like plastic, not rubber, earrings are molded in. feet have holes for a peg to stand up. waist does not swivel, just the legs. you can see the seams for the mold on the legs. eyebrows go up not in an inverted V. She has forward facing eyes and is 7 3/4" tall.
Hi Evalin -
This is not a vintage Barbie Doll - it looks like a Vintage Barbie "Clone" - cheaper knockoffs of Barbie that were sold during the same era.
Liddle Kiddle Doll Identification Question
by Nancy T.
I think this doll is a liddle kiddle. She has dark blonde hair, with a
headband over the top of her head - it has a flower at each end by her
ears. She has a lacy little dress that coordinates with her hair color.
Her painted on shoes are green.
Who is she? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Nancy -
Your Little Kiddle looks like Lou Locket to me!
Can you tell if this is a real vintage barbie?
by Stacy Clark
She has no markings inside or outside her neck...wondered if that means this isn't a real Barbie? Or if she could be, do you know her name and era? Thank you, Stacy Clark
Hi Stacy -
This is not a vintage Barbie Doll - it looks like a Vintage Barbie "Clone" - cheaper knockoffs of Barbie that were sold during the same era. There were several different brands including Uneeda. Here are the Barbie Clone Listings on eBay
Is this a real barbie doll? Can you tell me about this doll?
Looks like a barbie, Blonde hair that is curled up a the bottom, blue eyes that look off the the right, four painted eyelashed. There is some sort of device like a push button at the waist and also shows at the back. No clue what it is.
This is not a Barbie Doll or a Mattel doll. I think it from the Tressy line - maybe Misty, if I remember correctly. We'll see if someone else knows.
Mattel Doll Identification Help Requested
(Colorado Springs, CO)
Doll is about 10 1/2 inches tall. Full blond hair. On back, just above the waist is marked "MATTEL, INC. 1986". Then just below the waist is marked "KOREA".
I found her wearing a beautiful (untagged) aqua gown w/ gold stars and braid. She also has gold sparkly shoes and gold pyramid-shaped earrings and ring. Her eyes are unique.
Anyone know this Doll. Looks Like a Liddle Kiddle but....
by Theresa Lange
I've looked all over for one like her. She has that Liddle Kiddle look with all the flowers. I'm not finding any markings or tags and do not want to take her out of her holder. I did attach pic's. My mother does not remember either and of course I was too young. Thank you for any help.
Tuesday Taylor Fashion Dolls
In the seventies, I had a Barbie-like doll called Tuesday/Wednesday. She was brunette and then you'd flip her hair over, and she was blond. Also,there was a very mod dollhouse, not Barbie. The dollhouse had a sunken living room with a firepit, and a rooftop garden, and closets. It came with party food, like potato chips. My mom remembers it as well, but I cannot find any information on it. We threw it away when my dog laid down in it and it cracked. The dollhouse was not pink and tall the like Barbie Dreamhouse. Does anyone know where I can find these?
Hi Bobbi -
I am not familiar with her, but I think you are talking about Tuesday Taylor (made by Ideal) - I found her on eBay.
Can you help me identify the newest addition to my collection??!
I have recently acquired this doll to add to my collection, and I just cannot seem to find out anything about her!
Was wondering if anybody could possibly please help me identify her?!
Markings on rear end read:1966 Mattel Inc - US Patented - US Pat.Pend. -
Made in Korea '
Thank you in advance!