Thursday, July 29, 2010
Close to Nowhere
Barbie, Part 2
Since Delores brought me the Barbie with the wigs, I’ve been paying a little more attention to Barbie.
Since I’ve always been a Barbie “person” it hasn’t been hard on me at all.
Recently, I Googled “most expensive Barbie in world” and I was flabbergasted — $95,361 worth of flabbergasted!
A “promotional” Barbie — made for the Barbie movie “Barbie and the Diamond Castle,” the doll is covered with diamonds — 318 of them, weighing in at 20.66 carats. Forty-four diamonds on her dress and the rest on her white gold jewelry.
I have to admit being a tad insulted at the “Diamond Barbie’s” theme — “near and dear to the hearts of young women — friendship, music and shiny jewels.”
A classic original Barbie, with the ponytail and zebra striped bathing suit, a vintage Barbie doll goes for around $8,000.
DeBeers’ 40th anniversary Barbie is worth $85,000. And from the new Barbie Basics Collection, to quote — “a line of urban socialite dolls each with her own unique “little black dress,” the Barbie designed by “renowned” jewelry designer Stefan Canturi, the Canturi Barbie has over four carats worth of diamond jewelry, including a rare pink diamond in her three-carat necklace.
Slipping away from the really expensive Barbies and heading to one of my favorite online shopping spots — eBay — I was surprised to find that several of the Barbies that I have are worth a couple hundred bucks each.
I found a few of the original blonde, ponytailed Barbies in the striped swimsuit for considerably less than $8,000 also — most of them were going for about $500.
Most of the Barbies that I drooled over were in the $150-$300 range — I bid on one that wasn’t quite that much — with six days left, I bid $9.99 for one of the original Barbies.
I’m betting I’m going to be outbid on it also!
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