How to Identify the Year a Barbie Doll Was Manufactured

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This is based on loose dolls that are in played-with condition but have no major damage. Ken may have a few hair rubs, but he is not bald or missing large amounts of flocking.

How to Identify the Year a Barbie Doll Was Manufactured

Many dolls made in later years have markings in that area. Make sure you help out lovely Barbie and get her perfect ready for a date. Note that a date of was stamped on many Barbie and friends dolls but does not positively affirm the doll was manufactured in that year.

Alternatively, you can follow Vintage Babs on Facebook. The amounts posted do not include values for rare versions of the dolls. They also sometimes had arms that were bent at the elbows. So after a while, Barbie and Ken decided that it's about time to have a real date and meet up at the restaurant.

If you have the original

Choose for her a lovely hairstyle, a cute dress or match a top and a pair of white loose pants for an elegant touch to the overall outfit. Look for markings on the buttocks. Some of the early Barbie dolls had eyelashes that seemed almost real.

After noting the markings

This is based on dolls with the original box, outfit and accessories that have excellent face paint or very minor restoration, minor body issues, full head of flocking with only tiny spots Ken. This is always a dilemma when it comes to girls in order to get that fabulous look. Barbie dolls have become collector's items. Barbie got a message from Ken and so they have started chatting for hours and got to know each other better. One of the original Ken dolls had fuzzy hair on his head, while most later Ken dolls had molded plastic hair.

Look for markings country of manufacture, year, and company name on the lower back in the waist region. In general, dolls being sold in person or by established dealers that collectors trust will bring more than dolls being sold on eBay because of the fraud risk eBay poses. Less is more when it comes to accessories so choose only the must-have items for her.

Use a magnifying glass if necessary. They've found out that they have so many things in common, among them photography and selfies of course. Values vary wildly depending on the condition of the doll and the conditions of the sale. Some Barbie dolls manufactured in later years had molded-on underpants or tights. Later Barbie dolls had painted-on eyelashes.

After noting the markings on the body, the original clothing or box, and special features, look for those identifications in the collector book. Look for features that may indicate a Barbie doll was manufactured in the early years. If you have the original box or the original clothing the doll came with, these will give you some clues as to the date the doll was manufactured. Look for markings on the back of the head on the neck or along the hairline.

Look for features that may