4 Press Releases

Tag: Barbie

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    Lion and Unicorn Offers Franklin Mint Nativity Set, Cabbage Patch Kid Doll, and Beatrix Potter Items

    Established in 1964 by Joseph Segel, the Franklin Mint manufactured gold and silver commemorative items for the private market. The company is now known equally for its coins and its sculptures, dolls, die-cast vehicles, and other collectibles. In Lion and Unicorn’s upcoming auction, a 12-piece Franklin Mint nativity set will…

    12pc Franklin Mint House of Faberge Nativity
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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…