Sunday, June 24, 2018

Silkstone Barbies

Our Doll House Sale coming up has HUNDREDS of dolls in it. All this week, I'm going to try and give y'all a little information on each of the different kinds we have.  A happy collector is an informed collector. 😉

In 2000, Mattel introduced a line of dolls made from a material called silkstone.  Silkstone is a durable material that looks and feels like porcelain. These dolls were designed with adult collectors in mind. You'll need to be a member of the Barbie Collectors club to buy some of these, as they were and are exclusive to club members.  

The first silkstone Barbies were called fashion model dolls and lingerie model dolls. They are beautiful dolls that feature the 1993 resculpted face of the original 1959 Barbie face. These are some of the first ones: 
2000 Lingerie Barbie #1

2002 Lingerie Barbie #5
Some of the most collectible ones are the dolls that were limited to a production run of 1000 or less. Two of those dolls are pictured below:
Barbie Fashion Model Collection 2007 - The Soiree - Blonde

Barbie Fashion Model Collection 2003 - Joyeaux Barbie - Redhead

Our Doll House Sale starting July 1, 2018 features some of these beauties. You can register to bid at: Southern Estate Sales - Doll House Sale and you can see more of these dolls on our Pinterest board.

See you there!

Chataine Barbie-Exclusive to FAO Schwartz

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