Series: Collector's Encyclopedia of Barbie Doll
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; Collectors edition (October 15, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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This was a gift for my wife who collects Barbies not to sell but to enjoy displaying them. The book doesn't mean anything to me but to her she is like a small child reading or just looking through it anticipating every turn of a page. It made her happy and that what rates this a 5 star in my book anyday.
J. Michael Augustyniak's COLLECTOR'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BARBIE DOLL COLLECTOR'S EDITIONS 2008 is a 'must' for any Barbie collector or any collection catering to doll collectors. It packs its pages with the latest values and updated color photos, including descriptions, notes on special collections and Barbie attributes, and more. If only one Barbie doll collector's comprehensive reference were acquired for a general lending library, it should be this one.
J. Michael's books are a great tool when you are looking for information on a particular Barbie Doll. The book comes with full color photos and descriptions of the dolls. It will tell you the year the doll came out & a current value on the secodary market.The book also classifies the dolls by letting you know what belongs to what as far as sets, store exclusives, etc.You also get to know a simple description of the doll's outfit & a description of each doll is also included with it's photo.Tons of great info packed into a very nice hard cover book. Well worth your money to invest in his books!
I needed a book that would give me the values of my Barbie collection - this book was the most complete of all that I looked at.
This is by far the best and most complete Barbie book I have ever seen. Very colorful and up to date. Very informative as to the correct value of barbies for the serious collector. Beautiful full color pages and the value of the dolls is right there with the pictures. The author has done his homework. This book is worth its weight in Gold for the Barbie collector. I highly recomend for the beginner collector tothe most serious collector. A+++++++
if you want to buy dolls you need to know what you are doing especially here on where some of the Barbie prices are three times what they should be . so you need advice from an expert who isn't trying to run prices up on his own stuff he has for sale. Michael is both expert and honest. You can't hope for better than that!
My mom has collected barbies since the 60's, but most of her dolls are from the 80's on up. This edition brought her much joy because it covered all the modern dolls she has. She has read it three times since she got it in mid January, and each time she sees something she missed.
As I am just starting a collection of Barbie Dolls for my granddaughter age 5, I found this book to be very informative. On the downside, it has cost me a pretty penny so far buying Barbies since I find one doll series in the book that outdoes another ! Great book for someone with not quite the knowledge that this book gives you. Very glad I purchased it. My granddaughters Barbie collection has really taken off !
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