Vintage Barbie Dolls Wanted!

Vintage Barbie DollsAmerica’s Toy Scout Joel Magee buys mid-1960s and older vintage Barbie dolls and accessories.  The Toy Scout is always looking to buy all types of vintage dolls. Do you have Liddle Kiddles, Shirley Temple or Vogue? Contact The Toy Scout. Not sure? Contact The Toy Scout.  Madame Alexander dolls are also in demand, but not the ones in blue boxes from the 1970s.

According to Wikipedia, Barbie was created in 1959 by Mattel. She will celebrate her 56th birthday next year. Ruth Handler, an American businesswoman, created Barbie. She reportedly used a German doll called Bild Lilli for inspiration.

Vintage Barbie dolls are true Americana, a social icon before social media. She has brought joy to millions of young girls who have grown up with Barbie and Ken in their lives. Vintage Pony-Tail Barbie was introduced in 1959 until 1964.

Here are other vintage Barbie tidbits:

  • Matell produced 350,000 original Barbie dolls in 1959
  • Vintage Barbie dolls with the Bubblecut  was based on former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
  • Fashion Queen Barbie came with three wigs in 1963.
  • Miss Barbie in 1964 was the first doll who came with bendable legs

The Toy Scout hosts more than 20 toy-buying shows a year. Vintage Barbie dolls are the more popular toys that people bring to sell at the show. Now is the time to clean out your closets, attic and garage. You will be amazed at what you might find. Vintage Barbie dolls might be living in your house and you don’t even know.  If you find the original packaging, bring that and Barbie along with all the accessories to the show.

If you want to read more about Barbie’s life, click here.

Interested in selling your vintage Barbie dolls? Please complete the form to the right.


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