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Posted 5 years ago


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this item is being presented as an original barbie ponytail doll and i thought barbie was launched in 1959 can this be correct ?

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Your photo is to small to date what version she is . The Number one Barbie did hit the stores in 1959 I was at store the day they put them out :-) I remember it well . Now the ponytail Barbie had a few transitions and go from number 1 t0-7 .
    The early Barbie's just say Barbie and later the body is marked Midge/Barbie . To know she face paint or bangs I can not tell you which ponytail version she is , the number one Barbie is rare to find as well as #2 . The others come on market more often . I can tell from your very tiny photo she is a #3 or later I believe later than a 3 . Can you get a larger photo ? 1957 is not correct . But they did keep the date 1958 for several years also

    The first barbies were marked
    Barbie T.M.
    (c)MCMLVIII ( This is 1958) !!!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Here is a example of a later version she is a 5 to 7 and they got this oily look and had stiff bangs . She is from 1960's
  3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Here is a Number one the first to be sold in stores in 1959 . She did not go over real well and her skin turned white and lost color . Look at her high arched eyebrows . These were on number one barbie and number 2 Barbie. The 3rd ponytail had the more natural shaped eyebrows . Hope all this helped :-)
  4. tjcald, 5 years ago
    thank you all so much for the help with 1957 barbie .i believe i have a better understanding of the situation now
  5. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Your very welcome . And Thank you for letting me know it helped you :-)

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