The prongs fit her feet perfect. The original owner advised me she is a salesman's sample.
I have provided her original owner's 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. As production techniques were refined, the faces werestenciled.
She has her original blond cornsilk 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, i fhe could get me a Barbie before they were officially in stores. Thisis the doll you see here. This Barbieis in excellent condition, comes with the nighty negligee outfit, a zebra, a pair of hoops and 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. Sheis also pet and smoke free. She has holesin 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. OneMetal tube is present in her left foot. She has no green ear or previoustreatment.
No neck splits and has a factory firm neck knob. An inner cylinder tube can be seen inside her bottom right leg. The left lleg 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 will make a wonderful display! The item "Vintage Barbie Ponytail #1 handpainted Blond silhouette pink Box, repro stand" is in sale since Monday, August 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Vintage (Pre-1967)".
The seller is "seastarindiana" and is located in Newport Beach, California. This item can be shipped to United States.