|Vintage Barbie Dolls at Theriault's Auction Weekend|
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|Vintage Barbie Auction|
The Barbie-a Go-Go auction on Sunday, January 6th featured dolls, clothing and other items from Barbie's heyday--1959 to approximately 1972. Many of the items featured at the auction were mint in their original boxes; other items were NRFB (Never Removed From Box), but certain dolls and outfits were sold out-of-box as well. Collectors from all over the world took part in the auction, including many collectors who bid by phone and mail. There was an air of extra excitement at the auction because of a film crew which filmed the auction for an episode of "The Incurable Collector," which will appear on the A & E Television Network sometime this year.
Highlights of the auction included a blond Bild Lilli, the predecessor doll to Barbie, which was made in 1955. Bild Lilli sold for $4,200 against an estimate of $1,000/$1,500. A #1 MIB Blonde Barbie sold for $6,000 against an estimate of $4,000-$6,000, a NRFB Here Comes The Groom outfit for Ken sold for $1,650 against a $600/$800 estimate, and a 1966 Midnight/Ruby Red Color Magic Barbie sold, without box, for $1,050.
Many mod-era (late 1960s/early 1970s) dolls were included in the auction as well--highlights from the mod era included a and a Black Twist and Turn Francie in Box which sold for $1,900 against an estimate of $700/$900 and a Blonde TNT Barbie, NRFB, which sold for $575.
Below are some additional prices realized at the Barbie a Go-Go auction.
Additional Prices Realized
|Picnic Set NRFB||$450|
|#1 Brunette Barbie MIB||$7,000|
|Gay Parisienne (no box)||$925|
|#2 Brunette Barbie MIB||$6,250|
|#3 Brunette Barbie MIB||$850|
|Blond Midge MIB with tag||$275|
|Ken dressed doll, "The Prince," MIB with tag||$575|
|Color Magic Barbie NRFB, Cardboard Box (Scarlet Flame)||$1,600|
|Blonde Standard Barbie MIB||$675|
|Blonde TNT Stacey With Box (red suit)||$500|
|Poodle Parade NRFB||$900|
|Wild Bunch NRFB||$600|
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