DOLLS PRICE GUIDE: Vintage Barbie
American Girl Barbie in #873, Guinevere
SIZE: 11 1/2".
MARKS: on back torso indented letters: ©1958/Mattel, Inc./U.S. Patented/U.S. Pat Pend
DATE OF ISSUE: 1965 Doll, 1964 to 1965 Outfit.
CHARACTERISTICS OF DOLL: Bendable legs, yellow lips, Waist does not turn. Slightly longer hair, which is desirable to collectors. Legs bend at knees with three "clicks". Several hair colors available. See below for close-up of doll's face.
PRICE DOLL: Doll alone, up to $400 mint; maybe more with the longer hair. NRFB, $800 plus.
PRICE OUTFIT: Outfit includes gown, god chain belt, armlets in red (not attached to dress) red and gold brocade slippers, wimple. Full-color theatre program is included with outfit. Necklace came to me with this outfit, but is not part of the official outfit from Mattel. Ouftit: $100-$125 mint without pamphlet; value increases to $150+ with pamphlet.
COMMENTS: The lips have faded to yellow, which is common with American Girl dolls that have not been retouched. Dolls are often found with knees that do not "click" properly into the bendable position.
MARKET REPORT: American Girl Barbie dolls have lost some of their allure with collectors in the last few years, and excellent examples can now be found for under $300. However, expect to pay more for desirable hair colors, longer hair, and truly mint examples.
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