Barbie- The First 30 Years: 1959 Through 1989 & Beyond- Identification & Value Guide, 3rd Edition

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The ultimate Barbie® 'bible', Barbie®, The First 30 Years, is the most comprehensive work on Barbie® dolls ever. Over 1,000 color photos cover the complete line of Barbie® dolls and family members, from her emergence in 1959, all the way through 1989, as well as newer Barbies®. In total, over 1,000 dolls are featured. The book also itemizes all outfits sold up to 1972 (more than 1,000 sets), as well as countless accessories, such as cases, houses, displays, and gift sets, all priced at their current values. The authors are leading, published experts on Barbie® collecting, and have a combined experience of over 40 years in the field. Their dolls have appeared in exhibitions around the world.

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Stefanie Deutsch started collecting Barbies in 1980 when she was still a schoolgirl in Germany. In 1986, she formed the first official Barbie collector club for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. During Barbie's 30th anniversary in 1989, Stefanie's dolls were exhibited in major Mattel-organized exhibitions throughout Germany and Switzerland. After graduation from law school, Stefanie and her family immigrated to America, where, in 1992, she wrote her first Barbie book.

Bettina Dorfman has been collecting Barbies since 1995. In 2007, she made her second appearance in the Guinness book of records for having the world's biggest Barbie collection (over 2,500 vintage dolls). She operates a doll repair clinic, and is a well-known expert and appraiser of Barbies and other pre-1920s dolls. She continues to pen articles for doll magazines, and is the author of two Barbie books.

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Each page holds 4 good-sized color photos featuring Barbie, her outfits, her friends and accessories. The latest values accompany discussions of changing eras and focus in this fine historical pictorial perfect for any Barbie doll collector.

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