Barbie Dolls have been the favorites of little girls and even some adults since they first came out in the 1950s. They’re made in so many different variations and special editions and they bring so much joy to so many. This can also be said for collectors who sit on treasures in their collections, some with high monetary values and others revered for their sentimental value. We have a collection of the five most expensive barbie dolls in history for your enjoyment. Who knows? Maybe you have one of these dolls store away in your attic? If you do and it’s in mint condition, or better yet, in the original package, you could be sitting on a small fortune.
5. Marie Antoinette Barbie – $1,250
The Marie Antoinette Barbie is a special edition that was produced in 2003. This unique rendering of the iconic barbie pays homage to the historical French figure with the doll that immortalizes her memory. She’s decked out in an elaborate gown that is inspired from the era in which Marie Antoinette lived in France. The current estimated auction value is based on a recent high sale price of $1,250 on an eBay auction. If you have one that you’re willing to part with, you may be able to sell it for this price or even more. The Marie Antoinette Barbie is the fifth most expensive Barbie doll in history.
4. Lorraine Schwartz Barbie – $7,500
The fourth most expensive Barbie doll is the Lorraine Schwartz Barbie. This extra special edition has only been around for 8 years as it was produced in 2010, but it’s not as much the age of the doll that makes it so valuable. It’s the fact that it’s the unique design of famed designer Lorraine Schwartz, combined with the jewelry that Barbie is wearing. There is a tiny diamond letter “B” that is encrusted on the waist of this Barbie. That’s right! They’re real diamonds. In addition to this, Schwartz has designed clothing for Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and other A list celebrities. If you have one of these lying around, one of these red haired Barbie dolls sold at an auction for $7,500.
3. Original Barbie – $27,450
If you have an original Barbie doll that was released in 1959, then you have something very special. The fists Barbie doll ever made came with golden hair, blue eye shadow and a white bathing suit. This is one of thee most rare Barbie Dolls, particularly if it is in mint conditions. One of these dolls sold at auction for $8,000 not in stellar condition. If yours is still in the box or if there are no signs of wear or damage, it can be worth a lot of money. The original Barbie was made in two editions though. The first edition is worth the most money and it was made with holes in the bottom of her feet. The second edition does not have the holes.
2. De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie – $85,000
The second most expensive Barbie doll in history is an ultra rare edition that was the result of a collaboration between the doll’s manufacturer, Mattel and the famous De Beers jewelry retailer. They got together to create this elaborate Barbie doll to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Barbie doll in 1999. They outfitted Barbie with a ful length sheer skirt, a fancy gold bikini top and a tangerine wrap that matched the outfit and tied it all together. The most elaborate detail of this Barbie’s attire is the accessory belt that is made with 160 genuine diamonds, compliments of DeBeers. One of these rare and expensive Barbie dolls was sold at auction for a whopping $85,000.
1. Stefani Canturi Barbie – $302,500
The most expensive Barbie doll in history is the Stefani Canturi Barbie, valued at a mind boggling $302,500. This highly prized collectible was manufactured in 2010 with elegant blonde hair and the traditional Barbie features. There are two things that make this Barbie so very special. The first is that her jewelry was designed by Stefano Canturi, naming the doll Stefani Barbie. He designed thee necklace she wears and it’s not cheap costume jewelry. The necklace is made of emerald cut Australian pink diamonds. Each is a carat. The rare stones are encircled with an additional three carats of white diamonds that glitter and sparkle. This Barbie sold for $302,500 at auction, but one of the best things about this special edition is that it was created to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an extremely worthy cause.