3 Press Releases

Tag: Barbie

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    Toys Trains Trucks & Barbies

    Matthew Bullock Auctioneers will present over 1,300 lots in the upcoming Toys, Trains, Trucks, & Barbies auction, held this August. A key item in the sale is a Hot Wheels Redlines Sir Rodney Roadster die-cast toy. In the 1960s, the co-founder of Mattel, Inc., Elliot Handler, envisioned a line of…

    Group of 28 die cast vehicles
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    April Bazaar with Toys & Collectibles

    Mattel Creations was founded in 1945 by Harold “Matt” Matson and Elliot Handler. The company enjoyed a breakthrough when they introduced Chatty Cathy, a talking doll. A second change came with the launch of the Barbie doll in 1959. A Mattel Barbie doll in its original black case is highlighted…

    Anthony Mark Hankins porcelain teapot, ARABIAN SCENES pattern
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    The Jewelers Vault & Luxury Estate Finds

    When Mattel unveiled the first Barbie doll at New York's Toy Fair in 1959 as “Barbie the Teen-Age Fashion Model,” it took the world by storm. The upcoming Jewelers Vault & Luxury Estate Finds auction, presented by Whitley’s Auctioneers, will offer several collectible Barbie dolls. Featured is the 40th-anniversary collector’s edition…