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My Vintage Barbies
About this Site
Barbie started with me back in 1964 when I got my very first Skipper Barbie Doll. Then I acquired a Bubble Cut Barbie and Midge, followed by Skooter, Ricky, Ken, and Francie. In 1967, I was one of the lucky girls who participated in Mattel’s promotion. I traded in one of my old dolls along with $1.50 and received a brand-new mod chocolate bon bon Twist 'n Turn Barbie.
Barbie was my very favorite pastime as a child. I can still recall being embarrassed because I seemed to play with Barbie dolls longer than my friends. I also remember standing in the toy department (more than once) dreaming about Barbie’s amazing outfits. The one that especially stood out was Solo in the Spotlight. Once I started collecting, it was one of the first outfits I acquired.
I love all the tech stuff, so it only seemed logical for me to build a website. I wanted the site to be a wealth of information on every doll from the vintage era, as well as a valuable reference tool. And as a bonus, I had another place to share my entire Barbie collection! As time went on, the site grew to include much more than just dolls from the vintage era.
In November 2021, I released My Vintage Barbies (the book). It was a year in the making, and I'm very pleased with it. I hope you all enjoy it as well.
Thank you so much for stopping by, and happy collecting!
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The box behind me is my Barbie Fashion Shop, and by my feet is my Barbie Keys to Fame game!
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My Vintage Barbies: The Book!
This large 348-page reference book is sure to capture the interest of all Barbie enthusiasts. My Vintage Barbies covers the Barbie era in detail, from 1959 to 1979 and beyond. Although the book spotlights the vintage era, it includes unique and historically relevant dolls after 1979, including foreign, holiday, and current collectible dolls. Vintage clothing ensembles from 1959 to 1972 are also included for Barbie, her friends, and her family, as well as gift sets, furniture, structures, and scores of other vintage Barbie items. Readers will enjoy over three-thousand color photographs, while discovering a few of the author’s personal favorites and other fun surprises along the way! Collectors will appreciate the descriptions about each doll, and the detail with which the author explains their variations and specifics. The book includes a table of contents with an extensive, organized, and detailed index, making it quick and easy to find a specific clothing ensemble, doll, or other item. This is a must have book for any Barbie collector, enthusiast, or fashionista, and will make a cherished gift for the Barbie aficionado!