This week we offer you a sentimental look at the one toy that is synonymous with 50 years of American childhood: the Barbie doll.
Did you know the Barbie doll is much more than good looks and high fashion? She has had more than 80 careers since her debut in 1959 – everything from a rock star to a paleontologist to a presidential candidate.
An excerpt from our new book Barbie, A Rare Beauty can be read here. It is one of the most important new books we have out this year, so I encourage you to consider it for the Barbie lover in your life, be they young or old.
A hearty congratulations goes to the winners of Antique Trader Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes for four Noritake pickle plates produced for British Airways. The four winners are:
• Barbara Andersen of Brooksville, Fla.
• Angela Palmer of Miramar, Fla.
• Richard Deyarmond of La Mirada, Calif.
• Phylis Ostrofsky of New York, N.Y.
Each will receive a pickle plate on behalf of Antique Trader and the Butter Pat Patter Association. You can join the association and get 10 issues of its newsletter, The Patter, as well as a valuable transportation china premium for just $22.
Send your check payable to Mary Dessoie to 265 Eagle Bend Drive, Bigfork, MT 59911-6235.
Enter the Antique Trader Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes in October for your chance to win a freaky fantasy prize package.
A few items in the Oct. 13 edition were incomplete due to a production error:
• A caption on page 37 should have read: “Andrew Zegers of Oshawa, Ontario, was asking $595 for his Piero Fornesetti, 1950s tray with original label. Zegers specializes in Murano, Italy, glass. What’s hot, he says, is ‘anything by the right Murano maker, especially the top seven furnaces.’ He’s sold 100 pieces of glass in the last month world-wide. ‘Clients [versus customers] are forever,’ he insists.”
• The caption on page 40 should have read: “Promoter Norman Schaut shows off one of his special invitations to the new ‘FUN FAIR‘ he launched with a strong advertising and direct mail campaign. In mid September, more than 20,000 collectors and decorators received invitations to the Oct. 9-10 premier in the Greater Philadelphia Convention Center in Oaks, Pa.”
• The last paragraph on page 56 on Rich Penn’s Nov. 6-7 sale should have read: “Streaming video may be accessed from Penn’s website. A color catalog or a complimentary flyer may be ordered at 319-291-6688. Additional information is available at www.richpennauctions.com or Rich Penn Auctions, P.O. Box 1355, Waterloo, IA 50704.”
Antique Trader regrets the errors.
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