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Dolls1602 of 22021940's Butterick 13" Manikin doll and patterns This is what I call my "Gypsy" doll.
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Posted 2 years ago

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Ponytail Barbie # 3 can be easy to identify by hair and vinyl coloring . These dolls lost there color and appear blotchy. If they had swimsuit on it will appear darker under suit . The part of body exposed got lighter . The bangs are as soft as back of hair . Ususally they have brown eyeliner but ones with blue can be found . They have a heavy body . One big mistake on Barbie collecting is people look at rear of doll wear it says a date but Mattel keep the same date on dolls for many many yrs . So Date does not actually mean she is as old as Pat date number says . The later number 4 Ponytail Barbie and 5 have stiffer bangs and they did not change color to vinyl over the yrs . Some tended to get what is called oiley skin a greasy look . You can wipe it but be careful not to touch paint on face . Just use a dry cloth or q-tip .

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  1. Esther110 Esther110, 2 years ago
    I'm not really into Barbie collecting, My dolls are always quite a bit bigger, so I only have a few newer ones that I've purchased for sentimental reasons...off the top of my head, there's the two Little Debbies, one of the many Coca-Cola Barbies and a Lucille Ball Barbie.
    Of course, if I ever come across a vintage Barbie, she will come home with me...but that isn't likely. Not in Spain, where Barbie arrived in the 80s...
  2. Esther110 Esther110, 2 years ago
    Sorry for rambling on...I need to have my coffee BEFORE sitting at the computer...
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Esther Are you in Spain ? I remember in US when she first came out and looked at the store shelf where they all were piled in boxes and below that self was all her beautiful clothes . Myself and my girlfriend looked at Barbie and had never seen any doll look so strange but we loved the clothes . We were picking out the doll you wanted for Christmas . We both passed on the Number 1 Barbie and picked a Little Miss Revlon . Boy do I wish now we had bought the whole shelf of number 1 Barbie's I could retire to a warm place with no winters :-)
  4. Esther110 Esther110, 2 years ago
    Yes, I've been living in Spain for the past 20 years now, and also spent my teens here. That's why most of my dolls and many of my collectibles are spanish.
  5. CinnaMomma CinnaMomma, 2 years ago
    She's fabulous -- I wish I still had my original Barbie -- she had an all-plastic head and came with three different colored wigs --- loved her! :)
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you happilycandid and for all the loves I missed on her to vansky and others !
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you brat :-)
  8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Mani, I'll never look at another doll again in the same view point as I did in the past.
  9. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    LOL kerry . Hopefully you will one find like her . The number 1,2 and 3 barbie command the highest price but you have to know difference and oh not to mention that you check the body out :-)
  10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Oh and kerry I will never look at Mickey mouse the same anymore ! :-) You taught me more than I knew about Mickey and all his watches ! Love them
  11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Lol on the checkin them out. Some where I've got a Barbie sized Marilyn Monroe doll . I'll see if I can find her and post
  12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Yes she's dressed, I haven't seen one like it on the net, I've had her for at least 30 years
  13. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Bro :-)
  14. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
    Thank you VintageGlamour :-)
  15. VintageGlamour VintageGlamour, 12 months ago
    Your welcome :) Yes I do love her ! She is sooooo beautiful, she is perfect wow. #3's are my favorite dolls, I think they are the most beautiful of all. Where did you find her if you don't mind my asking ? I am always curious where people find their number 3s :) I bought my # 3 from her original owner on Etsy and I LOVE her shes my pride and joy !
  16. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
    Hi VintageGlamor I had at one time about 30 Barbie's and 5 #3's . The one posted came from original owner as well as many of my others which have since gave my daughter and her collection is fantastic . She was in same Barbie Club that published Barbie Bizarre Magazine and still is . The Editor of Barbie Bazaar went on to another magazine and sold all her Barbie's . I have collected dolls for over 30 years and worked in a Doll museum and Antique doll shop .
    I will tell you in 1959 when I went to dime store to pick out my Christmas doll and that was Barbie #1 me and my friend stood in amazement at this strange doll as they lined a whole upper shelf and all the clothes on bottom shelf . She did not attract us and we picked a Little Miss Revlon . Oh I should have bought the whole shelf looking back but we were in a test market area in CA to see how girls reacted to her . Her clothes were biggest attraction but at time they were expensive to most of us . I have that day forever in my mind . There must have been 50 Barbie's on display but those eyes and her body we had never seen anything like it :-) Just a tidbit of my history with Barbie and first time she was put out . I still love their clothes :-)
  17. VintageGlamour VintageGlamour, 12 months ago
    WOW ! That is truly amazing what an incredible memory !! Thanks so much for sharing I am totally in awe thinking of how that must of been to be a little girl looking at all the number one Barbies on the shelf when they were completely new, this simply amazes me ! THANKYOU for giving me the mental picture ;) Yes if anyone had known how much they would be worth they would have been flying off the shelves ! I have wished for a time machine believe me lol ! I look forward to seeing your daughters collection someday if you ever post pictures and I love vintage barbie, always will, no dolls ever compare to her in my eyes and yes her clothing was superb and super glamorous !
  18. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    VintageGlamour, Thank you for enjoying my story :-)))
  19. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 months ago
    I think she was one I played with...a lot XOXOX
  20. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    You were lucky if you had a number 3 Barbie vs later ponytails Moon . Do you still have her ? She would add to your savings fund along with your gems very well . Many Thanks :-) xo
  21. tombraider tombraider, 9 months ago
    she is in wonderful condition it shows a barbie well loved :)

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