1,000 Barbies! And other nostalgic toys & collectibles
WELCOME! This is a special collectibles auction to honor Barbie, first released in 1959. This collection is about 65% old store stock from a former doll shop in NE Iowa with many near-perfect wholesale boxes of dolls, and everything Barbie related. We also had a large consignment of older Barbies and many Barbie-branded collector outfits. Due to our fast-paced auction scheduling, this auction is ONE-WEEK ONLY. I wanted this auction to be enjoyable and helpful for collectors and resellers, as well as individual smaller collectors who might have adored Barbie in their youth and want to pass the love to others. Think Christmas in July and get all your holiday shopping done six months ahead schedule! Barbie is HOT right now so stock up!
Regarding condition, many boxes came to us in their original shippers so are most are in excellent condition, some near perfect condition with original tissue or even unsealed from their shipper. There may, however, be the occasional nick or scratch on packaging. I do try my best to show everything accurately in pictures, we're dealing with a very high volume in a very short time so if you are extremely concerned with condition on a particular item, please ask. Dolls are from a non-smoking location.
I've learned a great deal the past week getting this auction organized! Thank you so much to those who shared their knowledge and advice with me, most notably Lauren from Ferndale Vintage in Sumner, Iowa, who helped me tremendously. My mom, Victoria, was also a fantastic help in the warehouse. I appreciate you very much!
Toward the end of the auction you'll also find other nostalgic dolls, toys & promotional items.
National and international shipping is available. We will be shipping in the original shipper boxes whenever possible so you may have multiple individual packages to ship rather than combined, but we will do our best combine shipping when possible.
Bidding will be here on ElkaderAuctionHouse.com and takes place online only. You must register and have a credit card on file to bid. All credit cards will be charged immediately after auction close unless the total is over $1,000. A buyer's premium of 10% applies to all purchases.
Due to the high volume of bidders who may require shipping for this auction, please allow up to two weeks for us to process and pack shipping orders. Rush shipping is available for an additional fee. International orders will be shipped FedEx and arrive in 6-8 business days to most countries. Free local pickup is Friday, July 21, 11-4 or Saturday, July 22, 11-2 at our downtown Elkader warehouse. If items are left after 2 p.m. Saturday, we'll assume you'd like your items shipped and we'll contact you for shipping arrangements the following week.