Note: BOX IS A HOMEMADE VERSION FOR DISPLAY. You dont see these every day!
Why not treat yourself or surprise the vintage Barbie lover in your life? Mattel initially called this doll the" Bendable Leg" Barbie rather than the "American Girl" Barbie.
But because of her page-boy style hair, it was eventually changed to the American Girl. This is a Beautiful, Blonde American Girl Barbie doll in Good condition complete with the original outfit/shoes. The black wire stand is not correct for this doll (should be brass), but is included. Box is a SCAN of an original I have and is a HOME-MADE by hand version (not vintage, but nice for display).The doll is not perfect, but very lovely and displays well. An affordable version of this more difficult to find Barbie. Pend Made In Japan with the number 6 on the left side cheek. The face paint looks excellent with no loss that I can detect. The earring holes have some faint greening tinge (see close ups) but dont stand out and hasnt spread any in the many years we have owned her. Most of the fingernail paint is intact. The hair is in nice shape and has not been cut or altered in any way. Arms and legs are tight and move/pose well. Both legs have some chipping/poke marks on them. Not sure what might have caused this? There are 2 dark spots on the calf on the left leg. The original one-piece striped swim-suit is tagged with fabric tag, Barbie & Japan and is in excellent shape. The turquoise open-toe heels are very good marked Japan on one sole.
She is a truly lovely example of the American Girl doll, as you can see from the photographs, and our pricing reflects the flaws described. She would be a wonderful addition to any vintage, Barbie collection! American Girl Barbie 1965 1967. And, she wasn't the only one that got bendable legs that year; so did Ken, Allan, Midge and Skipper. Barbie had blue eyes, various lip colors, and a choice of light blonde, ash blonde, yellow blonde, titian/red, brunette, platinum blonde hair colors.
Most American Girl dolls had a shorter page-boy style haircut, but there are some harder to find dolls with bubble cut, side-part, and longer middle-part styles. These dolls sell for more on the secondary market. Some of these rare dolls came with high color faces as well.
The first issue dolls had indented intaglio markings (like Miss Barbie), but the later issue dolls came with the raised intaglio marks on her bottom. She's sure a beauty, and one of my favorites! Included with the doll in the box were her one-piece striped swim-suit, turquoise open-toe heels, gold wire stand and booklet. The item "1965 Vintage Barbie AMERICAN GIRL #1070 Blonde swimsuit & shoes withhomemade box" is in sale since Sunday, October 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Doll Clothes & Accessories\Clothing & Accessories".The seller is "getbackretro" and is located in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States.