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Five Most Expensive Barbies Of All Time

The idea of collecting Barbies is common among kids as well as adults. But what if the dolls that are now lying somewhere in the back of your closet were worth millions?

Barbie – from the time of its launch, has been a beloved toy and a popular item for collectors. Over the decades, the doll sported exquisite accessories and luxurious outfits, transforming into a fashion icon. The most expensive ones are generally designed by world-famous fashion designers, jewelers, and artists. All the Barbies in the list below are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Check them out!

Lorraine Schwartz Barbie: $7,500

Lorraine Schwartz – the famous Jewelry designer’s creations have been sported by celebrities like Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez – and this red-haired, gorgeous Barbie is made after her. It was sold for $7,500 at an auction. On the Barbie’s waist, there was a tiny diamond-encrusted “B” which alone costs over $25,000.

Pink Diamond Barbie: $15,000

The famous designer duo David and Phillipe Blond teamed up with the Principal Designer of Mattel, Bill Greening to create a unique Barbie that could be sold to raise funds for charity. The Pink Diamond Barbie was launched at New York Fashion Week in September 2012, and it was sold for $15,000.

The Original Barbie: $27,450

Debuted in 1959, the first Barbie donned a black and white bathing suit with golden hair and blue eyeshadow. While this Barbie is considered rare now and has an estimated price of $8,000, an original mint condition doll was sold at an auction for $27,450. The first edition model of Barbie had holes under her feet, while the second edition dolls featured solid feet.

Stefani Canturi Barbie: $302,500

This elegant and exquisite blonde Barbie is one of the most expensive dolls ever sold. Her necklace is designed by the famed designer Stefano Canturi – featuring pink emerald-cut Australian diamonds, bordered by glittering white diamonds. It was sold at an auction for an astronomical amount of $302,500. But this Barbie was specially designed to collect funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie: $85,000

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Barbie, Mattel teamed up with De Beers in 1999 to create a stunning outfit for this glamorous doll. This Barbie was dressed in a sheer, full-length skirt, styled with a gold bikini top and a tangerine wrap. She rocked a belt featuring 160 diamonds and was sold for $85,000.

If you believed you had spent extravagantly on Barbies as a kid, it is about time to think again.

Satavisha

Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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