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1959 Barbie Doll Rare Clothes

Barbie Dolls  11 1/2"

1959-1962 | 1963-1967

1968-1972 | 1973-1976

Barbie Clothes

 1959-1963 | 1964-1965 

1966-1968 | 1969-1970

1971-1972 | 1973-1974


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Doll & History Bild Lilli

Dolls 12"

   Ken | Allan

   Brad & Curtis

Ken Clothes

1961-1967 | 1969-1976

Dolls 9 1/4"

   Skipper & Ginger

   Skooter, Ricky,

   Fluff, Tiff

Skipper Clothes

1964-1970 | 1971-1976

Dolls 11 1/4"


   Casey & Twiggy

Francie Clothes

1966-1969 | 1970-1975


Dolls 6 1/4"

   Tutti, Todd, Chris,  

   Buffy, Pretty Pairs,


Dolls 11 1/2"

   Midge | Stacey

   Christie | Truly

   Julia | P J | Jamie

   Steffie & Babs

   Miss America

   Kelley & Cara

Clone Dolls

   Barbie | Bild Lilli


1966 doll Marks


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The three Mattel Barbie clothes outfits shown below, are rare and hard to find in any condition, each were featured only in the first Barbie doll pink 1959 booklet and the original vintage clothing was only sold in 1959.  Each of these outfits have now been reproduced.


Mattel Barbie in #971 Easter Parade (1959) 971 Easter Parade


Apple print polished cotton sheath dress with back zipper, coat of black unlined faille with patch pockets and bow accents, headband hat of blue silk organza, black shiny clutch purse, white pearl on a chain necklace, pearl earrings, short white tricot gloves and black open-toe pumps.

Mattel Barbie in #964 Gay Parisienne (1959)964 Gay Parisienne


Blue pin dot, bubble dress of rayon taffeta with accent bows and back zipper, a veiled headband hat in blue tulle, white rabbit fur stole with  white lining, long white tricot gloves,  dark navy blue open-toe pumps, white pearl on a chain necklace, pearl earrings and gold velvet clutch lined in white satin.

Mattel Barbie in #968 Roman Holiday (1959)968 Roman Holiday


Red and white ribbed cotton bodice with a navy skirt with back zipper dress, matching coat with half red lining, gold buttons, white plastic belt, white plastic clutch purse, black open-toe pumps, white short tricot gloves, black rimmed eyeglasses with white eyeglass case, white plastic comb, white cotton unhemmed hankie, white pearl on chain necklace, red straw cord hat, and a tiny brass compact with inside mirror and teensy pink cotton puff.


The rarest Barbie accessory is the prototype fish that was supposed to come in the first 967 Picnic set (1959), however, it was never produced. The second fish that was produced in the 967 Picnic Set, can be found and is also highly sought. The next rarest accessory would be the real brass compact in Roman Holiday, very highly sought.  The 968 Roman Holiday 1959 compact was supposedly made of brass and zinc, thus it should stick to a magnet, the reproduction Roman Holiday compact is made of painted gold plastic and won't stick to a magnet, but someone has written to say their original compact did not stick, so use your own judgment.



Barbie Vintage Reproduction or Reproduced Rare Outfits

35th Anniversary Barbie Gift Set

35th Anniversary Barbie Gift Set 1994

35th anniversary reproduction Barbie doll, box and entire outfits;

Easter Parade and Roman Holiday

Gay Parisienne Barbie reproduction 1998

Gay Parisienne Barbie reproduction 1998 - hard plastic Barbie doll and outfit were produced in 1998


For those of us not able to obtain those rare 1959 clothing outfits, your in luck, Mattel has reproduced the outfits shown above on left;  35th anniversary reproduction Barbie doll with outfits; Easter Parade and Roman Holiday.  Shown on right; 964 Gay Parisienne 1998 outfit reproduced on a hard plastic dressed Barbie doll, also on a porcelain dressed Barbie doll in 2002. The Roman Holiday outfit (not shown) was also reproduced as a dressed Barbie doll in 1994.


Rare Barbie Pink Box Silhouette Dressed Dolls - Barbie, Ken, Midge, Skipper Dressed Boxed Dolls

Barbie pink silhouette box doll - these dressed Barbie dolls were only given to dealers to use as display dolls in the stores from 1959 to 1960.  The earliest boxes are marked TM just like early Barbie clothing, then they were marked R.  These are the rarest of the Barbie boxed dolls, outfits will be from 1959-1960 as are the dolls.


Barbie Ski Queen 1963 Dressed box doll

Barbie Dressed Box doll,

shown is 948 Ski Queen 1963

As you can see the dressed boxed dolls box, has pale blue stripes on the graphics, the box ends also state it's a dressed doll.  Otherwise it's pretty much the same as the swimsuit clad dolls.


Ken Dressed Boxed doll,

shown is 770 Campus Hero 1963

As you can see the dressed boxed dolls box, has pale brown stripes on the graphics, the box ends also state it's a dressed doll.  Otherwise it's pretty much the same as the swimsuit clad dolls

Skipper Dressed Boxed doll,

shown is 1908 Skating Fun 1963

We don't have the box cover for Skipper, however, you can see there was also a clear plastic cover, with a label identifying the named outfit, after the cardboard box top was removed.


Barbie Clothes  1959-1963 | 1964-19651966-1968 | 1969-1970 | 1971-1972 | 1973-1974 | 1975-1976 | Rare | Japanese

Barbie Dolls  1959-1962  1963-1967   1968-1972   1973-1976

Vintage Barbie Dolls, Clothes and Accessories Resources:
The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Barbie Dolls and Collectibles book in 1984 by Sibyl DeWein and Joan Ashabraner.
Barbie Doll Fashion: The complete history of the wardrobes of Barbie doll, her friends and her family books, volume one 1959-1967 in 1990, volume two 1968-1974 in 1997 by Sarah Sink Eames.

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