The next weeks are going to be very busy for me. I don’t if I find the time to do a Tuesday video for Busy B. I think it should not be a problem to do a Friday video but I don’t know if there is much more time. I’ve really some work to do in April and May. I’m currently reorientiating professionally and won’t be at home much for the next six or seven weeks. Of course that doesn’t mean that I stop collecting Barbie dolls. It’s just that I have less time in the next weeks for hobby stuff like youtube.
As a collector you often learn this:
- a person without any knowledge about Barbie dolls offer you a Barbie from 1966
- inside your brain ( as a collector) “Great, another fool” pops up
- Well, the 1966 mark on the back does not describe anything but the year of the patenting
- The patent was used for more than 40 years and
- there are very much Barbie dolls with the 1966 on their butt or back
- how can you see if it’s really an old doll or just one from the year 2000 or later?
- Early Barbie dolls have the mark on their butt
- Later ones from the 1970s until 2000 have them on their lower back
- Another important hint is the form of the face
- Early dolls have this face(this one is from 1964)
- the dolls have painted fingernails and toenails (sometimes the colour has changed to a light peachy tone)
- the colour has changed like the one you see in the pic with my 1964 Barbie
- the you can twist and turn the waist but early ones are at an angle (I’m going to show this in a later article)
- they have real eyelashes