Here is a lovely #1 with her original top knot and exceptionally neat hair. The ends are left loose, as her hair is so pretty, thick and shinny.
I also added some blush. Her earring holes are nice and clean and she models hoop earrings very well (see second to last photo for worst ear without earrings). She has no pin pricks and no neck splits. Her head fits well and her limbs are tight. She has no missing hair plugs and no hair cuts.
She has no missing finger or toe chips. Her nail paint is all original. One of her foot rods is missing or pushed way up inside. She has some light spotchyness on her body.
Her forehead is pinker than the rest of her face. Her earrings are not repros!The box has 3 neatly re-gluded corners on the box top. One of the box bottom corners is re-glued. There is some dirt/wear but not so much staining. There are no bad smells. The TM box doesn't have blonde or brunette indicated- it must have had a sticker that came off.
Make sure you see my other Barbie auctions this week. Check out my NOVEL now on that huge website named after a jungle river in. These dolls do not meet modern safety standards for children.
If you would like more photos dont hesitate to ask. Items are from a smoke free home, though some are resell, and may have not been in my home very long. None of these are from my own childhood, so I do not know all their history, and can only tell you what I see, or have had done myself. The item "# 1 ponytail 1959 first Barbie NUMBER ONE blonde with original box and earrings" is in sale since Saturday, July 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Vintage (Pre-1967)".
The seller is "royrgr" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.