This is a museum quality, hand-painted #1 Blond Barbie wearing nighty negligee. She is in the rare, seldom found pink silhouette box. She comes with a reproduction 1998 modified stand.The prongs fit her feet perfect. The original owner advised me she is a salesman's sample. I have provided her original owners listing information as follows. This is an original vintage 1959 Barbie doll. She is all original factory hand painted. Her lips are vibrant and full. The very first dolls produced were hand painted by factory workers and you can see the brush strokes particularly on the eyebrows and pupils. These dolls are extremely rare!! As production techniques were refined, the faces were stenciled. She has her original blond corn silk yellow hair and soft poodle bangs.
She also has the flocked scalp. She has a wonderful provenance. In 1959, I was a freshman in High School in the Chicago suburbs. I had loved and played with dolls during my childhood, but by the time Barbie came to be, I was a bit beyond playing with dolls.
However, my parents owned two Ben Franklin Variety Stores. After school and on weekends, I worked in our Evanston store, which my mother ran. I was in charge of several departments, one of which, was toys. When I learned that Barbie was coming on the market, I asked our "traveling salesman" Mattel toy vendor, if he could get me a Barbie before they were officially in stores.This is the doll you see here. This Barbie is in excellent condition, comes with the nighty negligee outfit, a zebra, a pair of hoops and pink silhouette box. There have been no touch-ups; no restoration of any sort; no discoloration;stored in a light and air-free container, in a climate controlled environment. She is also pet and smoke free. She has holes in the bottom of her feet, but I do not have the stand.
She is marked Barbie Pats. On her right butt cheek and a "9" on the left. One metal tube is present in her left foot.
She has no green ear or previous treatment. No neck splits and has a factory firm neck knob.An inner cylinder tube can be seen inside her bottom right leg. The left leg tube is there, but looks like it has been pushed in. I try to describe everything to the best of my ability. She is a beautiful doll and is a very rare classic 1959 Vintage Barbie collectible. The item "Vintage Barbie Ponytail #1 handpainted Blond silhouette pink Box, repro stand" is in sale since Thursday, October 14, 2021.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Dolls & Doll Playsets". The seller is "seastarindiana" and is located in Newport Beach, California. This item can be shipped to United States.