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I have a 1962 Midge Barbie and two cases full of clothes and accessories even Ken clothes and his accessories, but not the Ken doll. Some of the clothes are worn and some are in excellent shape for their age. Where could I sell this wonderful collection?
I sold almost all of my Barbie collection on eBay. When researching the starting value there are two schools of thought.
1. Set a 30 day, fixed price, best offer auction. To get your fixed starting price, research similar sold lots. Do not use active auctions. Sold tells you what people are willing to pay. Box the items and weigh it so your eBay shipping price is accurate. If you can fit in a USPS one price box even better, as it is often the best shipping value. In this method if someone offers less you can reject or counter offer. This is my new favorite way to sell. You should get 50 free listings a month. You still pay eBay final value and PayPal fees.
2. If you have rare items, you can list as a 7 day auction starting low and watching it increase. Be sure to list the rare items in the headline. Here there is always a risk of the supplies being high and demand low and it not fetching what you want to earn. You could put a reserve on it with the high amount but your fees at the end are higher than a regular 7 day or a 30 day fixed price/best offer auction. This can be a fun way to go if you have no ending value expectations and are happy with any ending bid. The definition of low to start is as low as 1 cent or 99 cents, but you can start at your goal amount or anywhere in between. If you go with a higher number you risk people waiting to the very end to bid.
Happy eBaying! Hope you do well with the doll lot!!!
I'd actually go to Etsy. eBay has a large audience and chaRge and craigslist tend to have not-so-honest people you have to meet with.
If I were you I would check on Ebay to see if you can find your doll listed. Then I would just watch the auction to see how much it sells for. I am sure you could purchase a special toy collectors book that would provide you with values. The thing with thinking about selling it on Ebay is that you have access to interested people all over the world. I just did a search for 1962 Midge Barbie and it came up with a list of items ranging in price from $2.99-$125.00. Another option would be if you get "toy" shows in your area. Sometimes we have them in our area and they basically sell old antique type toys.
I have this same exact Barbie. About 5 yrs ago ones like her went
for about $800 or more on Ebay. Now they go for less. But that doesn't
there is one on ebay now that 4 people are watching listed at almost 500 but WITH clothes. is it just the doll? www.ebay.com/
It should be about 200 dollars. I read someone else's response and it says you should sell it on ebay but I think you should sell it somewhere else for more money.
Her and Allen there wardrobe you
They are asking around $89 on eBay. This is only the asking price.
I am going to look around and see if I can get a higher price . Thank you very much for taking the time to look at it.
Without seeing the markings on her tush, it is hard to very which Midge you have and I don't want to give you mis-information because the difference in the various years' doll values can be significant.
What are the markings on her tush?
My understanding is that the bubble cut dolls (Barbie and Midge) were not made until 1961 using the 1958 copyrighted body, which is probably what you have, but what year is she?
Here's where it gets interesting...and I can tell you this because I have spent the last few months researching my own collection to sell.
I have a 1964 blonde bubble cut Midge who has 1962 and 1958 on her butt (NO marking with 1964 mind you). I learned she was a 1964 because the mark on her butt has the mark has the word "patented". So even though it looked like I had a 1962 doll, the word patented put her at 1964.
The level of nuances in dating and valuing Barbies is a world all to its own!! And I beg you...tread carefully (see below)!!
This site helped me tremendously!
This is the sold bubble brunettes on eBay at the moment. They average 20-30 dollars sold.
Why I say tread carefully is that Barbie buyers, especially of the old dolls are VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY picky people.
For example, do not call a doll mint unless she has never been out of the box or touched by human hands AND has her original outfit, right down to the original shoes.
Mint to a collector has a whole different meaning than she is a really nice doll in good shape. That your doll has a hair out of place makes her fair or good at best.
I say this with all due respect because I would hate to see you post it for sale as mint and then the buyer raise heck because you misrepresented your doll. Seriously--these folks are hard core when it comes buying and selling dolls. That is why I have spent so many hours doing my research!
Post back with an update on your sale!
I have a Midge doll in mint condition, with a stamp on her bum, Mattel Inc. 1962? Skipper is also in mint condition and stamped, Mattel Inc.1963. I have had them since I was a child. How much would they be worth today?
By Debbie from Chilliwack,BC, Canada
Keep in mind that just because the doll may be fancy, old, inherited, etc., it most probably has little value as most are mass produced. Try the site below to start:
I have a 1962 red headed Midge doll with the flip hairdo and a red and blue dress on. She is in her original box, she and the box are mint, what is she worth?
Most dolls are/were mass produced - especially in the Barbie family so their value can be low unless you have a "rare" doll.
There are presently over 4,000 listings for Midge (and accessories) listed on eBay but you might find a doll like yours and get some idea as to the value. Best to look under eBay sold items to get a truer value of these dolls.
You can get info from Google, Etsy and other doll site if you do your own research.