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Vintage Barbie Dolls - Identifying Vintage Ponytail Barbies
By Jenni Kerala
Barbie was first released by Mattel in 1959 and since the highest of the Barbie doll had her hair pulled into a ponytail, she is known by collectors Ponytail Barbie vintage Barbie. There are six different incarnations of the Barbie ponytail and if it is designated by its number, ie Ponytail Barbie # 1 or # 2 ponytail, etc. The following is a brief guide to identifying everyone as the differences these are usually subtle, but extremely important value.
vintage barbie dolls# 1 Ponytail Barbie
The # 1 Ponytail Barbie can be either blonde or brunette. More blonde dolls have been made for the brown is more valuable. Her hair is tied in a ponytail and she has curly bangs. His irises are white and red lips and eyebrows, too, strongly arched. Sharp, in fact. It is also peering over the side.
Built from heavy vinyl plastic, she has a torso and massive holes in the bottom of his feet and copper tubing in the legs so that it can be mounted on its pedestal. The bottom of his right foot also said "Japan" on it.
Due to the nature of the plastic it was made from, it is usually not a very white color. His place of origin consists of a zebra black / white striped swimsuit, open toed heels black top (with holes in it!), Sunglasses white (blue lenses) and earrings in gold .
# 1 Ponytail Barbie is also marked: Barbie ™ Pats. Pend. © MCMLVIII by Mattel Inc.
Ponytail Barbie # 2
The Ponytail Barbie # 2 is exactly the same as the # 1 Barbie, except it has more holes in his feet and no copper pipes. His new arm pedestal to keep it in place. She wears the same brand as above.
# 3 Ponytail Barbie
# 3 Barbie as # 2 except it now has blue irises and eyebrows softer. She may have either brown or blue eyeliner.
# 4 Ponytail Barbie
The # 4 Barbie now comes in a new type of plastic and generally keeps the flesh tone color over time. It is also wearing only blue eyeliner.
# 5 Ponytail Barbie
Major changes to the # 5 Barbie is that his torso is now empty and it bears a new brand: Barbie ® Pats. Pend. © MCMLVIII Note by Mattel Inc. 's ® instead of the ™.
In addition. # Also available in new color hair, Titian 5. Hair Barbie is also a little stiffer now. Titian Barbie # 5 is very difficult to find and the most collectible. Unfortunately, Barbies # 5 are prone to greasy faces because Mattel had some problems with the vinyl. A look fat will reduce the value that the problem is not universal and there are dolls still showing beautiful matte faces to find.
# 6 Ponytail Barbie
# 6 has a new dress, a bathing suit and red open-toed heels. His lips are now watermelon colored instead of red. Her fingernail polish matches her lips. Vinyl problems were fixed so it does not have a face more stout.
Is the number 6 and number 7?
Sometime in 1963, there has been a major change to Barbie. Dolls # 6 product in 1963 and 1964 have a wider face and also have a different brand: Midge ™ / © 1962/Barbie ® / © 1958/by/Mattel, Inc. and are available in various hair colors - pale lemon The Ash Blonde, brunette and Titian (not raven black, like # 1's). Her lips and nails are now coral.
vintage barbie dollsSometimes, the Barbie with the new brand is designated as No. 7 Barbie by collectors and sometimes it is referred to as # 6. If you plan to add one of these dolls to your collection, the important thing is to know that Barbie had a little facelift between 1962 and 1963 and the doll was manufactured in 1962 only for one year if it may be more Collectible.
On a final note, there are many artists doing restoration and repainting of vintage Barbie dolls. Like any antique, vintage Barbie everything that has been modified from its original state will be much less useful, even if the paint restores her beauty. If you are bidding on an auction for a Barbie doll and you have questions about the restoration work possible done for her, do not be afraid to ask the seller.

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