This is an extremely rare doll. The most rare are sample dolls. These dolls came in standard boxes marked "sample" on the ends. They included a dressed doll for salesmen to show to prospective retail stores. The accessories were not a part of these sample dolls, I have included them as a part of this outfit.The little compact is very unusual, may be a prototype itself; has an engraved B, same size as the brass compact but made of a precious metal/gold as per a jeweler I took it to. Please look at all the pictures.
The Barbie itself has never been removed from the box, she is tied in and attached through the bottom of the box. The box is near mint with some surface vintage aging.There are no split corners or crushed corners. The ends are marked SAMPLE/very faint and one end is marked Brunette.
Included: -Brunette Sample Ponytail/ no green/Box. Complete #968 Prototype Roman Holiday Outfit included; coat (tiny spot noted) with blue accents, straw hat with blue.
Accents, sheath dress with silver button accent on bodice and red belt, red OT shoes left marked Japan. Added accessories are all original/vintage no reproductions, please refer to all pictures, the little compact is a mystery. Appears to be a prototype as well. The item "Vintage Barbie#3BrunettePonytail/Salesman Sample/Prototype Wearing Roman Holiday" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Vintage (Pre-1967)". The seller is "53grannyb" and is located in Aurora, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.