In 1959 no-one could envisage how the humble little blonde doll known as Barbie would ( in the next few years) explode into the wonderful world of Barbie Doll Collecting. Today, she is indeed an icon and we have the great company of Mattel to thank for many wonderful years of Barbie….
In 2009 she celebrated her 50th birthday and a great range of beautiful reproduction dolls were released, including reproductions of the much loved early editions from the 1960’s.
There are so many Barbie dolls that have come out over the 50 year period, not to mention Ken dolls and all of Barbie’s vast family members and friends.
Barbie has been produced in every profession there is including; doctor, vet, airline hostess, Olympian and many, many more………
Probably the most controversial was the pregnant Barbie (which was actually a Midge doll). She was recalled from market due to the out-rage of some parents!
For the new wave of collectors and novices, the huge amount of dolls now on the market can be a little over-whelming, but for those wanting to go back to the beginning and collect the early Barbie doll, then that can be a whole new education! So the following information is to try and help those trying to find/identify the early dolls. I will do my best to help you identify Barbie in her early years, but I am no expert, it is just what I’ve learn’t since I started collecting Barbie Dolls about 4 years ago.
So I hope the following posts of information will help you with your Barbie Doll Collecting.
Blessings and happy collecting……