Barbie dolls have been a favorite toy among young children for many years (since 1959). Just the same, people of all ages have fallen in love with the idea of collecting Barbie dolls. Not only can this be great fun, but there is plenty of money to be had if you make the right purchases.
There are thousands of different Barbie doll models, but some are more valuable than others. Here are seven that you’ll want to add to your collection, if possible:
· Original Barbie (1959)
· Lorraine Schwartz Barbie (2010)
· Marie Antoinette Barbie (2003)
· Devi Kroell Barbie (2010)
· Pink Jubilee Barbie (1989)
· Pink Splendor Barbie (1996)
· Totally Hair Barbie (1992)
The Original Barbie is the one that every collector wants, but remember this: it’s likely to set you back somewhere between $5,000 and $25,000 depending on the condition. For example, mint condition is as good as it gets, with this meaning the doll is virtually perfect with no imperfections.
Fortunately, there are more affordable dolls on this list, such as the Totally Hair Barbie that can typically be purchased for less than $200.
Tip: Barbie doll accessories, such a her different outfits, can also hold value, so don’t hesitate to add these pieces to your collection.
If you’re a Barbie doll collector, don’t do all your shopping online. Scouring estate sales, flea markets, and garage sales is one of the better ways to find valuable dolls at great prices.