Poor Ken: Barbie Starting to Creak
Barbie isn't aging well. The collectible market for the 43-year-old Mattel doll, who was modeled after Marilyn Monroe, has gone bust ... Cited is a recent, much-hyped auction in New York of a vintage mint 1959 Barbie (original packaging included).
These "Collectables" Should Not Be Considered Part Of Your Investment Portfolio
FRANKLIN MINT COLLECTIBLES From die-cast cars to Marilyn Monroe dolls to the official coin sets of the ... Most antiques dealers will tell collectors these statues are worth next to nothing for much less than that. PMI's former business partner Enesco ...
Collector builds real dream house
Fabulous Fur Barbie. Ballerina Barbie. Sweetheart Barbie. Navy Barbie. Hula Hair Barbie. Then there are the higher-priced, high-fashion Barbies for collectors who prefer their dolls in untouched mint condition. For McDaniel, those include Birthstone ...
Barbie has outlived them all. No one has been able to say why, not even Ruth Handler, Barbie's creator. Longevity in toyland is as much a mystery ... now said to be worth $5,000 in good condition. What apparently sustains demand for the doll is that ...
The Ultimate Career Woman
It all began in 1959, when Barbie debuted at the New York Toy Fair as a teenage fashion model. This was an era of glamour–of Marilyn Monroe ... Barbie dolls were sold for $3 each; today, one of those dolls in mint condition is worth $27,450.