Time flies so fast and so is Barbie’s age. Barbie is turning 60 now! This 11.5-inch- tall icon is showing to the world its constant success for being a number one toy. She is still famous fashion doll ever and Mattel already sold more than 100 types every minute. Barbie also has 14 million fans Instagram account and her very own YouTube channel with more than three million subscribers.
Barbie in a Nutshell
Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. It was named after the daughter of Ruth Handler, Barbara, the co-founder of Barbie. It was introduced the first time at the New York Fair on 9 March, 1959. After that, Barbie was designed with various professions that many inspirational women around the world have. They are including scientist, pilot, game developer, firefighter, astronaut, and more.
This 60th birthday of Barbie can be one of your precious chances to get money if you luckily own a lot of Barbie dolls. Here is what to look in your old toy box.
Accessories and Packaging
If you have Barbie dolls along with her complete accessories in its original box. Then you should keep it well since it can be so valuable if you want to get money. But this case might be so rare, since a lot of people who owned Barbie dolls when they were child lost the packaging.
The Dream Barbie
This is good news for those who own the first Barbie which hit in the Market in the early 60s or in 1959. You probably have something valuable in the closet. It can be worth from a few hundred to a thousand dollars for those who have the years of ‘Camelot’ in the history of America or the Kennedy era. Another Barbie version in this era is the one with bubble-cut hairdo inspired from Jackie. Jackie is the American first lady, who had that hairstyle once.
The very first Barbie is rare and precious. A dealer from https://agenpoker899.com, collector, and consultant, Bradley Justice, stated that those dollars are maybe just a half of dolls collectors of vintage and antique dolls might give and the price demand is still high.
When you purchased that first Barbie, maybe you just spent around $3 in 1959. But if the condition of it’s like new or you left her untouched, then there is a high chance you will get around $10,000 from the collectors who are looking for this Barbie version!
Where to Learn More
If you are having the precious Barbie dolls and want to know more about how to sell and the price, there are a few ways to do it. First, you can browse Etsy or eBay for vintage prices. Second, you ask a doll expert or come to a doll show if you want to know how valuable your Barbie doll is. Much of Barbie’s value is in the little detail like the green residue you can see around her ear lobes. That’s residue came from her non-pearl original ear ring. Third, don’t find a reseller to help you value the doll. Find an appraiser instead because they will not have the desire to purchase it. Good luck!