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Barbie, Fashion Icon of the 60's

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Caveat Emptor! Barbie Shopping on Ebay ~ HINTS!

Posted by Teresa on December 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments ()

We’ve pretty much all purchased Barbie items on eBay, and we do it at some risk, because we can’t see the item in person, and we all know about the potential for scammers (many of us know it all TOO well!).  Having been discussing one of the scammers recently, I have been thinking--I have picked up some helpful ideas along the way, and thought I would share them  So, for those of you who buy vintage items on eBay:

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The Mystery of the White Ginger

Posted by Teresa on September 28, 2010 at 10:15 AM Comments comments ()

We all know the rarity of the White Ginger Bubblecut!  She has long been elusive and hard to find.  But is she, really?  This lovely pale blonde bombshell with the deep turquoise eyes and full pink lips was made in 1961 along with the other "first issue" Bubblecuts.  Those girls were Raven-haired, Titian, a honey Blonde, and the truly, truly rare Brownette.  All of them had big red lips except our Sandra Dee wannabe, White Ginger! ...

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The Evolution of Barbie from 1959 to the Present: Will She Come Full Circle?

Posted by Teresa on August 8, 2010 at 6:19 PM Comments comments ()

There have been many articles on this little fashion icon discussing her evolution as it relates to the pervading pop culture milieu. But I have never seen an essay on her evolution physically and how it might relate to not only pop culture, but to the “selective breeding” process.*  

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Lives of a Secret Barbie Addict

Posted by Teresa on July 30, 2010 at 8:09 PM Comments comments ()

This is my first post in a blog, any blog.  And I would never have believed I would be blogging on my own vintage Barbie site!   I was NOT a doll collecting person, not at all whatsoever, no way, never considered it.  In fact, my main hobbies have been music--classical piano--also I've written a novel which actually had the rights bought by a film producer, but then never to be produced.  (I suspect I'm in good company...

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