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Mattel
Vintage Barbie & Friends

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There are several wonderful Barbie doll sites on the web.   Because I am not a Barbie doll collector I do not have many examples on this page.  I include it because Barbie was such a big part of the 60s
and helped to shape a lot of us girls into who we are today. 
If you are a real Barbie doll fan, my suggestion is to explore some of the links on my home page.

#3 Vintage Barbie - 1963

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  Unfortunately this doll is not a very good example of a vintage Barbie doll.  She was my very own doll and she was played with to death!  She is a number three and unlike my own daughters who had dozens, I only had this one. 

  I secretly played "Barbies" into my teens but finally gave it up when I realized Barbie's neck was cracked and her head was about to fall off.  I put scotch tape around her neck and you can still see the remnants of the glue.  After all these years she still has her earrings and her ears have not turned green like so many have.

  I remember trying to keep her ponytail fastened at the bottom but the urge to style her hair overcame me. Thus, the frizzies! 

  I had several outfits for her but for some reason, gave them away. Keeping only the doll and a kimono. I had stored her for many years in one of Vogue Jill's dresses and when I took it off, realized that she had stretched out the bodice! HA! Go Barbie!

 

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Barbie's Friend Midge

 

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Midge was Barbie's best friend. 


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My Midge doll is long gone but I remember playing with her for hours on end.  I loved her red hair and freckles and the fact that she could share all of Barbie's fabulous wardrobe.

 

This doll belongs to my friend Cheryl

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Mattel's Talking Barbie

 

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From the Mod Era - 1968

This doll belongs to my friend Cheryl

 

This era was called the Mod Era.  Barbie had a different face and real lashes.  Fashions were updated with current trends like mini skirts and go-go boots!
I was into boys and the Beatles so I did not pay attention to what was happening in Barbie's world at that time.

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Mattel's Twist -n- Turn Barbie

 
 

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From the Mod Era - 1967

This doll belongs to my friend Cheryl

 
 

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Ribbon in her hair is original but
I believe the outfit is not.

 

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