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Thanks to the following people for letting me use their photographs: Susanne Brune-Lobeck (Germany), Neil Taylor (Australia), RoseMary Allen (USA), Noah Aaron LaBelle (USA), Dawn Austin (Hong Kong), Igeana Gober (USA), Patrick McGovern (USA), Gerry Borg (Sweden), Hilde Ooms (Belgium), Lina Amber Martinez (USA), M. Strasser (Switzerland) and Leslie Bote (USA). Thank you, Ma. Ju. e for your inspiration regarding matching and coordinating outfits and thanks: Na. Da. und Ru. Ga. for many hours of brainstorming and inspirational thoughts.


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Thanks to all the members of my Skipper group on Facebook (Skipper - Barbie's little sister) and my FB Barbie friends. Thank you for being who you are and for your kind and inspiring comments on my Skipper posts, “liking” my pics, sharing information, and just having a good time collecting and “playing Barbie”.






The info contained in these pages is to the best of my knowledge, true and correct. However, I cannot guarantee that the information is correct and complete.


Barbie and Skipper and associated trademarks are owned by Mattel, Inc.  "Tressy", "Cricket" and associated trademarks are owned by American Character Doll Co, U.S.A. "Tressy", "Toots" and associated trademarks are owned by Palitoy. GB. "Tressy", "Snouky" and related trademarks are owned by Poupées Bella, France. "Gaby", "Babsy" and related trademarks are owned by Schildkröt, Germany.. "Peggy", "Petra" and related trademarks are owned by Plasty, Germany. More clone dolls or competitors are owned by the companies mentioned in the chapters. All rights reserved. Mattel and the other companies make no representation as to the authenticity of the materials contained herein. All opinions are those of the author and not of Mattel or the other companies. 





"DREAM DOLL - The Ruth Handler Story" - ISBN0-681-00763-X

"The Collectors Encyclopedia of Barbie Dolls and Collectibles" Sibyl DeWein and Joan Ashabaner, Collector Books, 1977/1994

"Barbie - vom Kinder zum Sammlertraum" Karl-Heinz Gessat, Weingarten, 1993, ISNB 3-8170-1012-5

"Barbie - The First 30 Years"  - Third edition - Stefanie Deutsch, Bettina Dorfmann - Collector Books, 2009

"Vintage Barbie Dolls With Barbie & Skipper Fashions" - Hillary Shilkitus James, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2011, ISBN 978-0-7643-3813-7

"The Ultimate Barbie Doll Book" - Marcie Melillo, ISBN 0-87349-876-3

German, European and American Barbie booklets from the 60s and 70s