Original #1 Barbie Body w/ No. 3 Head in Swimsuit W/Accessories No. There was an American Girl in the box, two Twist n' Turn Staceys still in their original shrink wrap and several highly collectible Silkstone dolls but this is the jewel in the crown.
It was stored in her best case, with some of her best outfits and kept with her best vintage pieces, probably so she could grab it quickly in a fire. We would like to think she would have rescued us first, but thankfully, we never had to find out. She was an awesome mom. 1 Barbie body with a No. Both are in great shape with good coloring.This doll comes complete with an original pair of white and blue sunglasses, an original black and white swimsuit, and a matched set of black shoes (one plain/one stamped "Japan") designed for the No. 1 with holes in the feet to accommodate her stand.
For an item that's more than 60 years old, this doll is in amazing shape! Her joints are nice and tight and there are no visible neck splits, no bite marks and no strong odors. On her bottom, you can clearly see.This is the real thing. This beautiful #3 Ponytail head comes with brown eye shadow and lovely blonde hair, styled with the signature Barbie ponytail curl. There are no visible neck splits or green ear. It's in such good shape, we've had interest in it as separate item, but we decided against attempting doing that for fear of causing damage. Plus, who doesn't look better with a head? First edition Barbies are becoming harder and harder to find, and this one is in great condition. However, there are few issues that should be noted. There are ear ring holes and the ring finger of the right hand appears to have some casting issues. It is slightly withered with a couple of visible grooves that don't appear to impact its structural integrity. There are also some stains on the legs below the knee and on the feet. The right foot tube is missing and the left one protrudes slightly.
Finally, her upper back and back side have some brown discoloration. The sun glasses look great, but I have not attempted to fully extend them for fear of damaging them. Been stored away gently for years in a pet-free, smoke-free home.
If you have any questions, just ask. This Is Just the Tip of Large Pink Iceberg. Over the years, my mom amassed a large collection of dolls, including Barbie, Silkstone Barbie, Tyler Wentworth and Gene dolls.
She also collected many other dolls that offer a fun glimpse at pop culture over the years, from Donnie and Marie, to Cher, to Charlie's Angels, along with clothes, cases and other accessories. Most items I sale come from my personal collection and have been stored in a temperature-controlled, pet-free, smoke-free environment. If you have any questions, just drop me a line.
The item "Vintage #1 Barbie Body with Blonde #3 Ponytail Barbie Head, Shoes, Sunglasses" is in sale since Sunday, April 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Vintage (Pre-1967)".
The seller is "1happycamper" and is located in Urbana, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.