Since her debut on the world’s toy stage in 1959, Barbie has grow to be a lot greater than only a doll. For generations, she’s been a real childhood icon, to not point out a consummate skilled with lots of of profession titles to her identify. A lady with so many identities, expertise, outfits, and brightly coloured automobiles, Barbie offers her followers loads to like (and accumulate!).
Like our beloved Barbie, Kathleen Guzman is one other lady with many hats to put on. Though you might know her finest from Antiques Roadshow, Kathleen has spent many years working for famend public sale homes like Christie’s and Heritage. She additionally occurs to be a member of the WorthPoint® Board of Administrators.
Which implies we get to go thrifting together with her.
Kathleen brings a wealth of invaluable experience and information to the corporate. How may we be something lower than thrilled about digging by a Salvation Military warehouse together with her and seeing all the good finds that catch her eye? And simply in time for the Barbie film, Kathleen discovered one thing further particular: not one, however two lovely Barbies nonetheless of their containers!
As we shopped, Kathleen gave a little bit of backstory on this mighty plastic icon. Though a Barbie dolls have offered for high figures in many years previous, the doll’s costs have been flagging in recent times. Even with all of her expertise, professions, and movie star iterations, Barbie’s market has been lagging for years, and the accumulating world has questioned if Barbie could make any type of comeback. Will her resale costs ever flip round? With Barbie film mania within the air (and everywhere in the airwaves), maybe the time is correct for a little bit little bit of bright pink resurgence.
However, even when Barbie by no means returns to her peak reputation, we’re nonetheless fairly impressed with Kathleen’s warehouse discoveries. Discovering two Barbies of their unique containers in a bin of toy donations is an unimaginable discovery. To study extra concerning the values of those Barbies, be a part of the purchasing journey with Kathleen and watch the video above. Plus, maintain your eye on the WorthPoint Insider newsletter for extra of Kathleen’s superb finds.
Along with her position as HIP’s curator of pictures, Allison Radomski is a author and filmmaker. She spends her days attempting to find analog cameras, scoring her personal motion pictures in her laundry closet, and constructing her collections of Polaroids and handkerchiefs. She has levels in cinema & media research and spiritual research from the College of Chicago.
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