Vintage Barbie Doll Values – December 2008

Here are the highest priced items sold in the last month in the vintage Barbie category on eBay.  Early Vintage Barbie Ponytail Dolls absolutely dominated this month!

This #1 Brunette Ponytail Barbie was listed for $7,500 and sold for a “Best Offer” of $6,950.
This Blonde #1 Vintage Ponytail Barbie received 24 bids and sold for $5,500.
Another Blonde #1 Ponytail, this one sold for a “Buy It Now” of $5,495.
This Brunette #1 Barbie sold for a $5,000 “Buy It Now”.
This Blonde #1 Vintage Barbie Doll sold for $4,750 “Buy it Now”.
This Brunette #2 Vintage Barbie received 2 bids and sold for $4,277.77.
This Blonde #1 Barbie received 7 bids and sold for $3,250.
Still another #1Blonde Ponytail, this one received 24 bids and sold for $2,858.88.
This Blonde #1 sold for $2,550 after receiving 11 bids.
This Sidepart American Girl received 14 bids and ended with a selling price of $2,400.

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Vintage Barbie Ponytail Comparison Guide
#1 and #2 Vintage Barbie Ponytail Dolls (1959)
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Vintage Barbie Clothing Values – November 2008

Wow! What an exciting 30 days for Vintage Barbie collecting! The last month’s highest sellers are filled with rare Japanese market exclusives AND the entire Braniff collection NRFB! Here are the highest priced clothing item sold in the last month in the vintage Barbie category on eBay.

The top selling Vintage Barbie Clothing was this NRFB European Exclusive Pink Parfait #1680 (also known as Atelierfest).  It sold for $4,000.  Here is what the seller said about the ensemble: ” The outfit includes a light pink halter body blouse that ties around the neck with a faux diamond, matching gloves, purse with faux diamond closure, and snake bracelet. The skirt is shimmering black and utilizes the “Solo in the Spotlight” material with matching black closed toe heels.”

This NRFB Braniff Stewardess Boarding Outfit ensemble sold for $1,525 after receiving 13 bids.  All four of the Braniff Barbie ensembles were sold by the same seller.  (There was also a pilot outfit for Ken.)    In addition to the lucky buyers, how wonderful that we just get to see and document them!




Braniff was an airline based in Texas.  They had colorful airplanes and their stewardesses wore outfits designed by Emilio Pucci.  Montgomery Ward sold these replicas in 1967.  They were not made by Mattel, they were made in Hong Kong.  The clothes are tagged & the shoes are marked Hong Kong.

This Braniff ensemble is called “Raspberry suit” by collectors.  It received 17 bids and sold for $1,525.
The next highest priced item was this Japanese market version of “After Five”, sold by a seller in Hong Kong.  It was listed for $1850 and sold for a “best offer” of $1200.
Next, the “Pucino Serving Dress” Braniff ensemble sold for $907 after receiving 13 bids.
This Japanese market exclusive Barbie Blue Ski Suit sold for a “Buy It Now” of $899.
This Sears Exclusive Mink Stole from 1964 received 18 bids and sold for $810.  This is genuine mink that was Barbie’s most expensive clothing item at the time.  It came with an original price tag of $9.99!
Another Japanese Market exclusive, this one a yellow floral version of Sheath Sensation, sold for a “Buy It Now” of $795.
The final Braniff ensemble, the Blue “Hostess Pajamas” received 13 bids and sold for $687.
This was not the next highest selling item, but I did want to include it so it would b documented on the site.  It is yet another Japanese market exclusive.  This is the Japanese version of Barbie’s “Lunch Date” dress.  This one was listed for $769.99 and sold for a “Best Offer” of $550.

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Vintage Francie Values – October 2008

In the month of October 2008, there were 2,243 Francie items listed on eBay.  They had a 64.47% sell rate, with an average selling price of $46.38.  Here are the highest priced Francie items sold on eBay over the last 30 days.

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This NRFB Black Francie was the highest priced Francie item in October.  It received 20 bids and sold for $1625.

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The second highest price Francie item was this Japanese Prototype Set, it sold for $1125 and received 8 bids.

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Another Black Francie was 3rd.  This one had been removed from her box, but was in mint condition.  She sold for a “Buy It Now” of $999

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Fourth was this “No Bangs” Francie in her original outfit.  She sold for a “Buy It Now” of $700.

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This NRFB TNT Francie received 18 bids and ended with a selling price of $635.99.

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The highest priced Francie clothing item sold was this NRFB Culotte-Wot?.  It received 12 bids and sold for $363.

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These pieces from Twilight Twinkle sold for a “Best Offer” of $300.

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Vintage Barbie Clothing Values – October 2008

This 1965 NRFB Gold ‘n Glamour Ensemble was the highest priced clothing item sold in the last month in the vintage Barbie category on eBay.  It received 18 bids and sold for $612.01. (Gold ‘N Glamour #1647 (1965))

This 1965 Complete Barbie Hostess Set #1034 sold for $585.93 after receiving 14 bids.

Next this 1967 Beautiful Bride #1697 ensemble received 15 bids and sold for $479.99. (Beautiful Bride #1697 (1967))

This vintage Barbie Japanese Pastel Floral dress received one bid and sold for $475.

This 1959 Gay Parisienne #964 ensemble received 29 bids and sold for $449.44. (Gay Parisienne #964 (1959))

This NRFB 1960 Friday Night Date ensemble #979 sold for a “Buy It Now” of $400.  (Friday Night Date #979 (1960-1964))

Next this NRFB Wedding Day Set #972 from 1959 – 1962 received 5 bids and sold for $392.51.  (Wedding Day Set #972 (1959-1962) )

Ken and Alan’s NRFB 1964 Mr Astronaut received 8 bids and sold for $374.

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Friday Night Date #979 (1960-1964)
Gay Parisienne #964 (1959)
Gold ‘N Glamour #1647 (1965)
Beautiful Bride #1697 (1967)
Wedding Day Set #972 (1959-1962)
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Vintage Francie Values – August 2008

Over the last 30 days, there have been 2,254 Francie items listed on eBay.  They had a 68.75% sell rate, with an average selling price of $46.22.  Here are the highest priced Francie items sold on eBay over the last 30 days.

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The highest priced Francie item was this Japanese Dressed Francie NRFB. She
sold for $1,505 after receiving 12 bids.

Vintage No Bangs Francie



The 2nd & 3rd highest priced items were identical brunette No-Bangs Francie dolls in their original outfits. One received 21 bids and sold for
$1,325.50. The second one sold for a “Buy It Now” of $1300.50.

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Next, this German Francie doll (sold from the Netherlands) sold for a
“Buy It Now” of $1,125.

Vintage No Bangs Francie NRFB



This blonde No-Bangs Francie NRFB sold for $995 after receiving 14 bids.

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This Japanese Market Francie doll (she has blue eyes) sold for a “Buy It Now” of $900.

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This Japanese exclusive Francie Dress received 21 bids and sold for $703.
The seller stated it was a Rare Japanese Exclusive with the Catalog Number
2205.

Vintage Black Francie Doll



This Black Francie Doll sold for $699.

Vintage Francie Miss Teenage Beauty NRFB



This NRFB Miss Teenage Beauty (#1284 – 1967)received 24 bids and sold for $660.

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Vintage Barbie Doll Values – August 2008

Here are the highest priced items sold in the last month in the vintage Barbie category on eBay.

 

The highest price Vintage Barbie Doll sold over the last 30 days was this #1 Ponytail Barbie.  She received 19 bids and sold for $6,180.  Barbie was complete in her original box.

Another #1 Barbie was next – this one (sold nude) was listed for $6,000 and sold for a “Best Offer” of $5,000.

 

This 11 1/2″ 1950s German Bild Lilli (the inspiration for Barbie) is wearing an original outfit and sold for $3,900 after receiving 12 bids.

 

This Number 1 Barbie was in her original outfit, included her box and 3 outfits and sold for a “Buy It Now” of $2,800.

 

Next, this #3 Ponytail received 15 bids and sold for $2,000.

 

This Vintage Color Magic Giftset sold (in less than 12 hours) for a “Buy It Now” of $1,600.

 

This Frosted Blonde Japanese Sidepart American Girl was listed for $1,795 and sold for a “Best Offer” of $1,500.

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Vintage Barbie Dolls
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#1 and #2 Vintage Barbie Ponytail Dolls (1959)
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Vintage Color Magic Barbie

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Vintage Barbie Clothing Values – July 2008

This Complete 1959 Easter Parade Ensemble was the highest priced clothing item sold in the last month in the vintage Barbie category on eBay.

The ensemble sold in less than an hour for a “Buy It Now” of $1,300.

 

The second highest priced clothing item was this Vintage Pan American Stewardess ensemble (doll not included).  It also sold in less than an hour for a “Buy It Now” of $950.

 

This complete Gay Parisienne ensemble received 18 bids and sold for $839.

This collection of vintage Barbie hats and purses received 34 bids and sold for $811.89.

 

This NRFB Cotton Casual ensemble sold for $676 and received 15 bids.

 

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Easter Parade #971 (1959)
Gay Parisienne #964 (1959)
Cotton Casual #912 (1959-1962)

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Vintage Barbie Doll Values – July 2008

This #2 Ponytail Vintage barbie was the highest priced item sold in the last month in the vintage Barbie category on eBay.


The doll did not include the Gay Parisienne she is wearing – but did include all original accessories and a box signed by Ruth Handler sold for a “Buy It Now” of $5,450.

 

The second highest priced Vintage Barbie Doll was this Number 2 Brunette Ponytail Barbie – it is a “pink box” dressed doll wearing Barbie-Q – these dolls were only sold to retailers for display purposes.  They were never offered for sale to the public.  This one sold for $3,850 after receiving 18 bids.

 

This vintage 1955 German Bild Lilli (the inspiration for Barbie) was listed for $5,000 and sold for a “Best Offer” of $3,500.

 

The next highest priced vintage Barbie doll was this #1 Ponytail Barbie – she sold for a “Buy It Now” of $2,800.

 

This side part American Girl Barbie (which was listed by the seller as “Vintage 1958 Barbie Look a Like Doll ( Mattel)” sold for $2,657.77 after receiving 18 bids.

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Vintage Barbie Ponytail Comparison Guide
#1 and #2 Vintage Barbie Ponytail Dolls (1959)
Vintage American Girl
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Vintage Barbie Doll Values – June 2008

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This mink stole for Barbie was the highest priced item sold in the last month in the vintage Barbie category on eBay.

The stole, which is genuine mink and was a 1964 Sears exclusive, is considered one of the “holy grails” of vintage Barbie collecting because it is so rare.

This one was sold by the original owner for $1,413.88 after receiving 13 bids. She stated it was in mint condition because she “was never allowed to play with as a kid”.

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The second highest priced item sold was this NRFB Long Hair High Color American Girl Barbie.

The mint condition doll, which still had her wrist tag intact, sold with a Buy It Now of $1395 less than 2 days after it was listed.

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A mint condition Francie doll was the 3rd highest priced item sold in the last 30 days.

Wearing a Japanese dress that was not sold in the US, Francie sold for $1249 after receiving 1 bid. The doll was said to be a rare Japanese Francie in mint condition – she still had her original hair string intact.

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The fourth highest price item sold was this Dress Boxed Vintage Japanese Barbie in Slumber Party #1642.
The Bubblecut Barbie even had a Japanese booklet.She was listed for $1,499 and was sold with a “best offer” of $1,100.

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This long haired Bend Leg Midge doll of the 5th highest price Vintage Barbie item sold on eBay in the last month. The doll is in mint condition and it looks like she ended up in the American Girl hairstyle line, instead of the Midge line – the hair on BL Midge Dolls was much shorter.

Midge sold with a Buy It Now of $1,099.

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Collectible Barbie Values – June 2008

Marie Antoinette Barbie Follow Me on Pinterest This Limited Edition Marie Antoinette Barbie from 2003, the Women of Royalty Series, was the highest price collectible Barbie sold on eBay over the last 30 days.

The doll sold with a “Buy It Now” of $900 (and free shipping!) with this item description:

“Carrying a handcrafted porcelain pair of roses, Barbie® doll is the height of royalty as Marie Antoinette who became the Queen of France when her husband was crowned King Louis XVI in the 18th century. She wears a regal blue gown and matching bodice that is embellished with touches of golden lace. Draped with golden fringe, the generous layers of her extravagant gown are decorated with golden tassels and hide her full-length pantaloons and the blue satin ribbons on her shoes. A matching hat topped with feathers completes her ensemble. She wears an extravagant rhinestone necklace that complements her dramatic ensemble.”

Follow Me on Pinterest The second higest priced collectible Barbie sold over the last 30 days was this I Love Lucy Ethel Mertz as Santa Claus Doll. It was a 2007 Platinum Edition and sold with a $700 “Buy It Now” and this description:

“The Christmas Show, also known as Jingle Bells, first aired on Christmas Eve, 1956, and what better way to conjure both the holiday spirit and fond TV memories than Ethel Mertz dressed as Santa Claus? Based on the lovably loyal sidekick from the revered series, I Love Lucy, this is the first-ever solo Ethel Mertz doll released by Mattel. This fun Platinum Label™ beauty is based on the episode that featured flashbacks woven with newer Christmas-themed footage, in which all four main characters — Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, plus best pals Fred and Ethel Mertz — dressed as Santa Claus, only to be surprised by a visit from the real thing!”

Several other Ethel as Santa dolls were sold in the $600 to $700 price range.

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