|Date/Report Number ..051506.T70.4R9 Item: MATTEL BARBIE BY BRADELY TIME WIND-UP WATCH WITH ORIGINAL CASE PAPERS|
|Description of item: ORIGINAL
MATTEL BARBIE BY BRADELY TIME WIND-UP WATCH RUNNING WITH ORIGINAL CASE PAPERS AND
THREE ORIGINAL CUFF STRAPS. ORIGINAL NON-FADED BLOND HAIR BARBIE DIAL WITH BABY
BLUE OUTER NUMBER RING WITH GOLD NUMBERS BLACK METAL HANDS, ORIGINAL WHITE PINK AND
BLUE STITCHED CUFF STRAPS ORIGINAL RED CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION ORIGINAL
INTERIOR CARDBOARD ART AND WARRANTY CARD.
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $399.00
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Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and
launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation
of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.
Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parody of the doll and her lifestyle.
Barbie's full name is Barbra Millicent Roberts. In a series of novels published by
Random House in the 1960s, her parents' names are given as George and Margaret Roberts
from the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin. In the Random House novels, Barbie
attended Willows High School, while in the Generation Girl books published by Golden Books
in 1999 she attended the fictional Manhattan International High School in New York City
(based on the real-life Stuyvesant High School.
She has an on-off romantic relationship with her boyfriend Ken (Ken Carson), who first appeared in 1961. A news release from Mattel in February 2004 announced that Barbie and Ken had decided to split up, but in February 2006 they were hoping to rekindle their relationship after Ken had a makeover.
Barbie has had over 40 pets including cats and dogs, horses, a panda, a lion cub, and a zebra. She has owned a wide range of vehicles, including pink Corvette convertibles, trailers and jeeps. She also holds a pilot's license, and operates commercial airliners in addition to serving as a flight attendant. Barbie's careers are designed to show that women can take on a variety of roles in life, and the doll has been sold with a wide range of titles including Miss Astronaut Barbie (1965), Doctor Barbie (1988) and Nascar Barbie (1998).
Mattel has created a range of companions for Barbie, including Hispanic Teresa, Midge, African American Christie and Steven (Christie's boyfriend). Barbie's siblings and cousins were also created including Skipper, Todd (Stacie's twin brother), Stacie (Todd's twin sister), Kelly, Krissy, and Francie. Barbie was friendly with Blaine, an Australian surfer, during her split with Ken in 2004.
Mattel estimates that there are well over 100,000 avid Barbie collectors. Ninety percent are women, at an average age of 40, purchasing more than twenty Barbie dolls each year. Forty-five percent of them spend upwards of $1000 a year. Vintage Barbie dolls from the early years are the most valuable at auction, and while the original Barbie was sold for $3.00 in 1959, a mint boxed Barbie from 1959 sold for $3552.50 on eBay in October 2004. On September 26, 2006, a Barbie doll set a world record at auction of £9,000 sterling (US $17,000) at Christie's in London. The doll was a Barbie in Midnight Red from 1965 and was part of a private collection of 4,000 Barbie dolls being sold by two Dutch women, Ietje Raebel and her daughter Marina
THIS ORIGINAL BRADELY BARBIE WATCH
HAS IT'S ORIGINAL NON-FADED
BLOND HAIR BARBIE DIAL
WITH BABY BLUE OUTER NUMBER RING
BLACK METAL HANDS
ORIGINAL WHITE STITCHED CUFF STRAP
ORIGINAL PINK STITCHED CUFF STRAP
ORIGINAL BLUE STITCHED CUFF STRAP
ALL THREE STRAPS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
RED CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
ORIGINAL INTERIOR CARDBOARD ART IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
IT REMOVED WITH EASE TO READ THE WARRANTY INFO
WARRANTY RETURN INFO
ELGIN NATIONAL IND. INC