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Holiday Barbie Doll Values, Past And Present

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Holiday Barbie Dolls initially came out in 1988, and most of the original dolls carry values, which are twice their original retail price. Barbie Doll Girl Holding Holiday BarbieThe 1988 Happy Holiday Barbie is recognized as the first “Collectible Barbie,” even though it was not initially intended that way. The dolls quickly sold-out and almost instantly started to command big prices on the secondary market. Due to the rise in popularity of the happy holidays barbie doll, Mattel concluded there was a tremendous niche for Barbie Dolls for adult collectors. This was the start of the “Barbie Craze” that grew even larger, reaching a total fevered pitch in the late 1990s.

Most Valuable Holiday Barbie

The Holiday Barbie Dolls with the highest values are the ones made before 1992. Numerous holidays barbie dolls released later up to 1992 still carry higher than retail values. To provide an example, a 1988 holiday barbie doll in NRFM (Never Removed from Box) condition, can have a value as much as $750.

Barbie Holiday Dolls Today

Holiday Barbies manufactured from 1995 to present continue to be highly collectible but normally have a considerably lower value, approximately $40 to $60. 2008 Holiday Barbie DollThe value is only somewhat higher compared to the Holiday Barbies retail value at the time of purchase.

The year 2008 marked the twentieth anniversary of holiday barbie dolls. For the majority of us, it simply would not be Christmas time without Barbie. Just about everyone has childhood memories of Christmas morning with Barbie gifts underneath the tree, and these days we certainly have holiday barbies and decorations that will help celebrate the holiday season.

Barbie Collector Terminalogy

It’s probably a great idea to get yourself acquainted with the collector’s terminology: MIN (Mint In Box), NRFM (Never Removed from Box), and/or MNB (Mint No Box). You might want to consider trying to keep your holiday barbie dolls in its original box. Make sure the box is intact. This will ensure that your doll remains in great condition. If you are not really into displaying your dolls in their original boxes, I would suggest wrapping them in clear plastic.

Below is a list of the majority of the holiday barbie dolls with their value:

Type Gown Value
1988 Holiday Barbie Red $550 – $750
1989 Holiday Barbie White Siver $175 – $250
1990 Holiday Barbie Pink $150 – $200
1991 Holiday Barbie Green $175 – $195
1992 Holiday Barbie Silver White $100 – $155
1993 Holiday Barbie Red Gold $100 – $200
1994 Holiday Barbie Gold White $55 – $75
1995 Holiday Barbie Green White $45 – $60
1996 Holiday Barbie Burgundy White $45 – $55
1997 Holiday Barbie Royal Red White Gold $40 – $50
1998 Holiday Barbie Black Pink $35 – $40
1999 Holiday Barbie Navy White $35 – $40
2000 Holiday Barbie Gold White $35 – $40
2001 Holiday Barbie White Red $40 – $45
2002 Holiday Barbie Red Pink $45 – $55
2003 Holiday Barbie White Ice $55 – $60
2004 Holiday Barbie Green $75 – $80
2004 Holiday Barbie Burgundy $225 (Rare)
2005 Holiday Barbie Purple White $70 – $75
2005 Holiday Barbie Forest Green $200 (Rare)
2006 Holiday Barbie Black White $65 – $70
2007 Holiday Barbie Red White $70 – $75
2008 Holiday Barbie White $65 – $70
2009 Holiday Barbie Pink $65 – $70
2010 Holiday Barbie White Dark Red $45 – $50
2011 Holiday Barbie Green Gold $45 – $50

Summing Up

It is highly recommended to review two or more pricing guides. After that, take an average of the values you find, which should give you a more accurate idea of the doll’s value. You really should get your doll appraised in case you are not able to locate it inside any pricing guide. Always bear in mind, even if the doll is not really worth much to collectors, one can never put a price on the sentimental value to you!