Barbie and friends featured at auction


CAMBRIDGE, Ohio – Barbie lovers gathered in Cambridge, Ohio on Nov. 17 and 18, 2000 as McMasters Doll Auctions presented their fall auction featuring Barbie and friends dolls.

At the conclusion of Saturday’s auction, over 1,000 items had been offered with select items presented in a catalog titled Fashionable Lady for both attending and absentee bidders. An uncatalogued section on both days held many treasures and were offered only to those bidders in attendance.

Vintage Barbie doll items in their original boxes included a 1959 #1 blonde Ponytail Barbie with reset blonde hair and touched-up face paint which sold in her original box with #1 stand for a high bid of $4,100.

A Lemon Yellow Hair Color Magic Barbie in plastic closet realized a high bid of $860 and a Fashion Queen Barbie in box with accessories sold for $285. A Standard Barbie inbox with dark red hair realized a final bid of $910. Boxed Mod-era dolls included a 1969 brunette T’nT Barbie, 1970 T’nT Christie and 1970 T’nT Stacey, selling for $425, $300 and $450, respectively.

A brunette No Bangs Francie in the box brought a final bid of $1,700. Several Japanese market dolls were sold including a Japanese Side Part American Girl bringing a final price of $1,950 and Japanese Francie realizing $305.

Many gift sets were offered including P.J. Swingin’ In Silver selling for a high bid of $2,225 and Living Skipper Very Best Velvet Gift Set realizing $770. Malibu dolls continue to be a hit with Barbie buyers as a 1970 Malibu P.J. sold for $210 and Malibu Barbie brought $95.

Miscellaneous Barbie items offered to the high bidder included Hair Fair Barbie Set in box (brunette) bringing $115 and Pretty Up with Barbie hair care set, dated 1974, bringing $115. Many NRFB/NRFC fashions were offered including # 1635 Fashion Editor, #1651 Beau Time, #1692 Patio Party and #1242 Altogether Elegant realized high bids of $685, $400, $330 and $170, respectively.

A special related doll section included a German Bild-Lilli in her original plastic sleeve, bringing heated bidding and selling for $3,200.

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