1st 1959 VINTAGE BLOND PONYTAIL BARBIE. This barbie's color is not ivory or pale.
She has a beautiful cream color - better than I can probably photograph. A little deeper where the swimsuit is. Solid, tight joints, nothing loose. Very tiny factory blemish (birthmark) on upper left arm as shown.
Two pintip dots, one on left front leg above knee & other on left back leg below butt - barely seen. Hair - Her blond ponytail hair appears NOT to have been redone or cut. Still has original topknot & beautiful, uncombed, poodle bangs. Bottom of her uncombed blond ponytail has her original plastic band, but is disintegrating (after 60 years). Face - perfect, creamy, uniform color.
Eyes are side-glancing w/white irises, thick black eyeliner w/blue liner above. Her eyebrows are very prominently arched. Original goldtone hoop earrings w/ NO green ears! Ruby red lipstick matches her manicured finger & toe nails. Barbie model: - Left tush, has a number 27.
Right tush, Barbie - PATS PEND - C (inside a circle) MCMLVIII - BY -MATTEL - INC. Feet - They have the usual stains from high heels.
She has metal rods inside both feet which fit perfectly over the raised prongs of her circular, black, plastic stand. There is a tiny tear in the inside of her foot by one opening, on bottom of FOOT, but it does not inhibit her from standing solidly on her stand at all (No wobble).
Stand prongs are solid & steadfast. Marked on top - Barbie TM - BY MATTEL. Marked on bottom - JAPAN - MATTEL - M (LOGO) - INTERNATIONAL R (inside a circle).
Stand prongs fit & match her feet perfectly as stated. It is not a reproduction.Swimsuit - Dressed in her one-piece, black & white, zebra-striped, strapless swimsuit. Sunglasses - She has her 1950's white, cats-eye, slanted, Hollywood-style sunglasses w/blue lenses - still tight & intact. Booklet - Complete, no bends, no dogears, minor cover rubbing, lays flat. Box - Solid, sturdy box. Colors are sharp & bright, no fading. Top has a superficial, indentation on the front (as shown) that doesn't fall thru to the inside - you really have to look to make it out. All edges & corners are sharp & tight except one edge on the bottom (as shown) that has some splitting, but not apart, it is still tight & firm. ALL advertising as seen plus - Stock No 850 - BLOND - JAPAN.
Her nose - under a 10X loupe, looks like it has a slight rub, like it was bumped? Might be a very slight nose nip. This is the only teensy defect I can find.The item "Vintage barbie ponytail blond 1959 #1 with TM box, original TM Stand" is in sale since Wednesday, April 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Vintage (Pre-1967)".
The seller is "seastarindiana" and is located in California. This item can be shipped to United States.