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Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
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I have a blonde bubble cut BARBIE doll that was bought for

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I have a blonde bubble cut BARBIE doll that was bought for me on November 22,1963, the day president John F. Kennedy was killed; for this reason I've kept it all these years. It has been well loved and played with by three generations of myself, my two daughter and granddaughter. I chose to put it in our safe in 2001. I've looked at information and the doll is marked on the right buttocks as is:
Midge T.M. C(inside a circle) 1962 Barbie R(inside a circle) then C(inside a circle) 1958 by Mattel, Inc. Patented
This is the best that I can tell, but I took some photos. I've been asked to put a price on it so I need advise as to it's value. I do not have the original box nor accessories.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 2 months ago.

Hi my name is***** you for coming to Just Answer. I will be glad to help you today.

I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, Appraising, Antique shop owner, also buying and selling on today's current market. it is my pleasure to put my experience to work for you.
The Blonde Bubble Barbie marked : Midge T.M. C(inside a circle) 1962 Barbie R(inside a circle) then C(inside a circle) 1958 by Mattel, Inc. Patented has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $***-**-****.00 depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.
Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.
You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great!
If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 2 months ago.

I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going.
Let me know if you still need help with this question.
I will be happy to help with any further question you might have on this.
I strive to answer any and all questions a customer might have in order for you to have a enjoyable experience with me as an appraiser.
Thank you so much!

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