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Identifying Vintage Barbie Dolls 1963-1967 




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Some of the new Barbie doll faces for the years 1963 to 1967 are; molded hair Fashion Queen and Miss Barbie, Barbie ponytail with swirled hair across the forehead, Barbie American Girl hair, Color Magic with hair that changes color, a whole new up dated more youthful Barbie twist n' turn waist in 1967 with long straight hair and bangs and Barbie Fair Hair a replacement head with a short bob.  See below for full descriptions, photos and markings to identify each new doll style. 


Barbie doll markings are found on the right side buttock, the trademark date is the first date of patent or copyright in the country of issue or manufacture.

Barbie Dolls  1959-62 | <1963-67> | 1968-72 | 1973-76 | 1966 doll mark

870 Barbie Fashion Queen (1963)

#870 Barbie Fashion Queen doll (1963) - molded head, brown hair, blue headband, straight non-bending legs, painted facial features, one-piece gold lame` swimsuit and white striped with a matching head scarf or turban, pearl earrings, white open toe heels, black wire stand, three wigs in blonde, brunette, titian.

Barbie Fashion Queen Doll mark Midge T. M.  © 1962 Barbie ® © 1958 by Mattel, Inc.


#0870 Barbie fashion Queen (1964)

Add "Patented" to Marking. Rest same as 1963.

#0871 Wig Wardrobe (1964-1967) 


One molded head (similar to Fashion Queen), brown hair, blue headband and three wigs.

0850 Barbie "Swirl" 1964-1965#0850 Barbie "Swirl" 

Ponytail doll

(1964-1965) -  

no bangs, side-swept ponytail, several hair colors; ash blonde, auburn red, dark brunette, platinum white, straight non-bending legs, painted facial features.  Same red helenca swimsuit as the 1962 bubble-cut, red open toe heels, pearl earrings, gold tone stand. 

0850 Barbie swirl blond hair 1964-1965The ponytail Barbie platinum hair color swirl, is rare or harder to find.


Shown with her box at left, is a blonde swirl Barbie #0850.

Doll mark: Midge T. M. © 1962 Barbie ® © 1958 by Mattel, Inc.

Late issue 1964-1965 had the word "Patented"  added to the last line in the marking.  

1060 Miss Barbie 1964 with sleep eyes

#1060 Miss Barbie doll (1964 Made in USA) - first open and close sleep eyed Barbie doll, molded brown painted hair, orange painted headband, also the first first bendable leg Barbie doll. 


This doll actually frighten children thus it did not sell well, but is highly prized by collectors today. The marks on her upper forehead are very common and are melt marks from her wig being left on over the years.

1060 Miss Barbie 1964 pink swimsuit


Doll mark engraved: © 1958 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Patented U.S. Pat. Pend.   On back of head: © M. I.

Pink one piece swimsuit, orange hair band, swim cap, light pink open toe heels, three wigs, wig stand, lawn swing, plant, magazines, transistor radio, purple princess phone, tray, glasses, gold wire stand.


1070 Barbie 1965 American Girl side-part hairstyle

#1070 Barbie Bendable leg with American Girl style hair doll, Rare Side Part raven hair (1965)

1070 Barbie Bendable leg (1965-1967)

#1070 Barbie Bendable leg doll (1965-1967) -  American girl classic page-boy hair-style in a short version or longer, also the rare side-part styles, various hair colors, one piece swimsuit of solid turquoise blue bottom, multi-striped top, doll has bendable legs, painted facial features. You may also see this doll referred to as having High Color = HC or more intense makeup coloring.  Same marks as the Miss Barbie doll.  Striped swimsuit, turquoise open toe heels, gold wire stand.


Doll mark: (Raised) © 1958 Mattel, Inc,  U.S. Patented U.S. Pat. Pend.


1070 Barbie 1965-1967 with American girl hairstyle


American girl doll Hairstyle: Classic short pageboy on top row in titian, blonde - bottom row; silver brunette, blonde and ash blonde.  Not shown is the shorter pageboy in dark brunette.


See the #1070 Barbie doll, side part American Girl shown on left, so you can see the thatched rooting pattern in the part.

4035 Color N Curl set (1965)

#4035 Barbie doll Color N Curl set (1965)

One molded Barbie and molded Midge heads, four wigs, wig stand, hair dryer and color changers, + misc. hairs pins etc.  (the doll heads are missing, they would be between the color changer bottles and the pink comb.)


4038 Barbie doll Color N Curl set (1965)

Same as above minus the Midge head, same packaging as below photo #4039.


4039 Color N Curl set (1966)

#4039 Barbie doll Color N Curl (1966) 

Same as #4038 with only one Barbie head, the doll head is unmarked

Photo courtesy of Karen a Rose

1150 Barbie Color Magic (1966)

#1150 Barbie Color Magic doll (1966) - long straight hair, (midnight or Golden Blonde) no bangs, hair changes color with the "color changer solution", bendable legs, painted facial features, one piece harlequin diamond swimsuit and headband.  


Doll mark:  © 1958 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Patented U.S. Pat. Pend. (raised)  Made in Japan.  Later issue has all marks in raised letters. 


Diamond print one piece swimsuit, headband, tie belt, bobby pins, hair ribbons, blue tulle hair tie, A/B color changer, sponge, gold wire stand.

1150 Barbie Color Magic (1966) Raven hair

#1150 Barbie doll Color Magic, black midnight hair (1966)

#1150 Barbie doll Color Magic (1967)

New box, rest same as late issue 1966.

1160, 1162 Barbie Twist N Turn doll (1967)#1160 Barbie Twist n' Turn doll (1967) - a new updated more youth-full head mold with a twist and turn waist, bendable legs, long straight hair, straight bangs, salmon hair ribbon, rooted eyelashes, two piece salmon vinyl swimsuit, white net cover-up with salmon accent.  


Five hair colors were available;  Chocolate Bon-Bon (darkest brunette), Sun Kissed (palest blonde,  Go Go Co-Co (brown or brownette), and Summer Sand (ash blonde).  Note: the Titian hair color has also been found, but not very often.  New posing stand - clear plastic, turn it over it's a seat for the doll.


Doll mark  © 1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Pat. Pend. Made In Japan.

Orange two piece vinyl swimsuit, nylon mesh cover-up, orange hair ribbon, clear X stand.

**This was the most popular Barbie to date**   


#1162 Barbie Twist n' Turn doll is a Mattel trade-in promotion - for a $1.50 plus a prior Barbie doll sent in to Mattel, a new Twist n' Turn Barbie model  #1162 was received.  Some of the #1162 Barbie trade-In dolls have "Made in Japan" on one line in the marking, otherwise everything is the same as the #1160.


Doll mark  © 1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Pat. Pend. Made In Japan.


1160 Barbie TNT (Japan) 1968

#1160 Barbie TNT doll (Japan) 1968

New swimsuit, pink with green knit top, rose vinyl shorts, twist and turn waist, bendable legs, real eyelashes, painted facial features, X stand, rest same as 1967.  


1160 Barbie TNT (Japan) 1969 Marlo flip hairstyle

#1160 Barbie TNT doll (Japan) 1969


New swimsuit, one piece bright colored checked, yellow band around neck, new hair-do changed to a long flip often referred to as the "Marlo" Thomas doll, rest same as 1968.

1160 Barbie TNT (Japan) 1970

#1160 Barbie TNT doll (Japan) 1970 - new one piece rose and white pattern swimsuit (shown at right), rest same as 1969 including the "Marlo" flip hair-do.


1160 Barbie  TNT (Japan) 1971#1160 Barbie  TNT doll (Japan) 1971 - new centered eyes, one piece striped swimsuit red, yellow and hot pink (shown at left), rest same as 1969-1970 including the "Marlo" flip hair-do.  Photo courtesy of Rancho-escopeta 

1190 Barbie Straight-leg (1967-1969)#1190 Barbie Straight-leg doll (1967-1969) -

non-twist waist, painted eyelashes, painted facial features, two piece pink swimsuit with flower accent on bottom, same hair style as #1160 of 1967, pink Swimsuit, clear X stand.

Doll mark: Midge™ © 1962 Barbie ®

   © 1958 by Mattel, Inc. Patented


Barbie 1190 Inland Steel Gift set, Barbie Loves the Improvers 1967

Barbie doll Inland Steel Gift set, Barbie Loves the Improvers 1967 - the Barbie Inland Steel gift set used the #1190 Straight leg Barbie in her two piece pink swimsuit, blonde, brunette or redhead long straight hair, wearing a unique silver cardboard drum shaped over dress, modeled after a futuristic Paco Rabanne design. This is thought to be a mail in promotion, as all dolls have been found to date in brown cardboard mailers with plain white insert boxes.  Same markings as above #1190 Barbie doll.  This gift set was sold in a very limited amount, it's unknown exactly how many gift sets were made and sold, but at least four have come to auction, in the above mentioned hair colors.


1190 Barbie Straight-leg Sears (1969)#1592 Twinkle Town gift set #1190 Barbie Straight-leg doll

Sears (1969) - The #1190 Barbie is dressed in a two piece blue swimsuit (exclusive to this set), blue hair ribbon, has painted blue straight ahead eyes, is the only TNT doll with platinum blonde hair color and it included the #1866 Movie Groovie outfit.


Same markings as above 1190 doll.

Midge™ © 1962 Barbie ® © 1958 by Mattel. Inc. Patented.



1190 Barbie, straight-leg (Japan) 1970 



#1190 Barbie Straight-leg doll (Japan) 1970 

New one piece rose and green swimsuit with flower accent on bottom and new box, painted eyelashes, same markings and the rest as 1969.


#1190 Barbie Straight-Leg doll (Japan) 1971

New centered eyes, rest same as 1970. This doll, plus an outfit were offered by the Chef Boy-Ar-dee Company as a promotional item.

4042 Hair Fair set (1967-69)

#4042 Barbie Hair Fair doll set (1967-1969) - one Barbie unmarked head, side glancing blue painted eyes, short rooted hair blonde or brunette, real rooted eyelashes, hair pieces and accessories.  Note: The Fair Hair Heads were sold as a replacement, wigs and hair pieces and were never sold on a doll body.

#4043 Barbie Hair Fair doll set (Japan) 1969-1970 - slightly different accessories than the prior sets.

4043 Barbie Hair Fair set (Japan) 1974

#4043 Barbie Hair Fair doll set photo (Japan) 1974

Now with centered blue eyes, rest same as 1970


#4044 Barbie Hair Fair doll set (Japan) 1971-1972

One Barbie unmarked head, also with centered eyes. Rest same as #4043.


Barbie Dolls  1959-1962  | < 1963-1967 >  | 1968-1972  |  1973-1976

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Barbie Vintage Doll Resources:

      Collectors Encyclopedia of Barbie Dolls & Collectibles book in 1984 by Sibyl DeWein and Joan Ashabraner.


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