Thursday, May 5, 2011

Want To Play Barbies?

Recently someone donated a Barbie doll to us at Adopt-a-Family. We buy and give away dozens of Barbies every year so what makes this one remarkable?

She's a 1964 dark brunette swirl ponytail Barbie doll that appears never to have been out of her box. I took her out, certainly not to play with her, but to take pictures. I've got her for auction on eBay with a reserve price of several hundred dollars.

Crazy you say? Not necessarily. Recently a 1963 vintage Barbie sold for $601.99. I'm hopeful our doll will sell for nearly that much.

See the label on the end of the box? It says Sears, Roebuck and Company and shows a price of $2.19. With inflation that would be $15.79 in 2011 dollars.

If you're interested, check her out here. Or maybe you're heading to your closet to dig out your own dolls from your childhood. When this auction is over I know I am.


Michele said...

Seriously? Wow! That could really be great for your cause. I hope you get a bundle for it.

Beth said...

I have a good friend who is a collector - passing on to her!

Anonymous said...

Good luck! She seems like quite a find. I hope she goes for good price.

P.S. Are you sure you didn't play with her just a little ;)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I hope she brings a nice donation to your Adopt-a-Family.

Pam said...

I'm anxious to see how much she sells for. The most fascinating part of this doll is the graphics on the box. Just screams early 60s. I love it!


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