Question About Tags on Barbie Clothing
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Hello,I have picked up some barbie items.I believe to have been put out in the 70's due to the case that came with them. My problem is the clothing is untagged. How do you know if the clothes are Mattel? Are all barbie clothes tagged? Thanks, Melissa
Mattel stopped using the Black & White Cloth tags with the cursive Barbie in 1972. At some point they began to use the "Genuine Barbie" label - but I do believe (not 100% sure) there was a period of time where no tags were used. Does anyone know how long items where untagged and when the Genuine Barbie tag was first used?
(Speaking of labels, as a side note, the Vintage Barbie Reproduction items have the old style black & white cloth label - but they have the word Reproduction under the Barbie name.)
The clothes do look like Barbie clothes from the later 1970s.
Vintage Barbie Clothing Tag Question - R versus TM
I have a question regarding the 3 outfits that are hard to find, easter parade, gay parisienne and roman. I have found these outfits listed with the R on the original tag, are they authentic? Are these originals or do they have to have a T.M tag? What is the difference between R and T.M tags, as I see other outfits with these codes listed such as peachy fleecy and the wedding day set. I am new at collecting and do not want to be buying repro's.
Thanks a MILLION,
Hi Pat -
All Barbie clothing made in 1959 has the TM after the Barbie name, clothing from 1960 and beyond has the R. (Note all Ken clothing has TM on the tag). Reproduction clothing has the word Reproduction on the tag.
Question about Vintage vs Reproduction Barbie Clothing Labels
Is the black and white Barbie tag a tell tell sign that the items are vintage?
If not, is there an easy way to tell?
Thanks for the info.
Reproductions have the word Reproduction on the black and white cloth label - under the Barbie name in script.
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Is there a way to tell if barbie clothes are old or reproductions?
Hi,is there a way to tell if barbie clothes are old or reproductions. Thanks for any help, Sue
Hi Sue -
The original vintage clothes have the black and white cloth Barbie label. The reproduction tags have the word "Reproduction" under the Barbie in script. On the items that are not tagged, an experienced collector can usually tell the difference between the a reproduction and vintage item - because of subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) differences. Suzanne