For your consideration is this Fabulous #1 BLONDE PONYTAIL BARBIE, only manufactured for a few months in the middle of 1959 and with which Mattel first began the sale of the Barbie doll. This doll is breathtaking, with all original eye and eyebrow paint.Look at those iconic black and white eyes that define the doll as a Number One! She also has smoky shadow. Her finger and toenail paint have also been refreshed. Her facial blush has been added.
Her ponytail has been professionally retied with a soft curl at the end. There are a multitude of tiny curls in her bangs which are especially lovely. No trims or missing plugs. There is a small, pale brown stain on the left side of her upper back (see pictures).Also, there are a few tiny rough areas on the surface of each ear lobe, only visible under magnification. The rod in her left foot extends a tiny bit from the hole in her leg; I cannot visually detect a rod in her right leg.
Her right foot has the horizontal JAPAN marking. She comes on an excellent #1 "nipple" body. No missing fingers, no nose nips. Her neck knob is also solid and her head turns easily. This is such a stunning doll.The item "Vintage #1 Blonde Ponytail Barbie" is in sale since Thursday, January 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Vintage (Pre-1967)". The seller is "seekbarbie" and is located in Guilford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.