After Mattel discontinued the 1967 Francie doll as the first African American companion to the Barbie doll, in 1968 they introduced Christie as a friend of Barbie’s. They used the Barbie body and didn’t design clothes especially for Christie; so the new doll could be dressed in Barbie clothes. Even though she was introduced in 1968, the mark on her right tush reads: @ 1966, Mattel, U.S. Patented, U. S. Pat. Pend., Made in Japan. On the left tush is the number 11. This 11 ½” doll is in excellent condition. Her hair has turned a reddish color, which happened most of the time with the African American Francie and Christie dolls. Her eyelashes are still lush and all there; no hair is missing and it is still fixed nicely. Her color is wonderful with bright lipstick, good cheek color, and copper/brown eyes. She has the twist and turn waist. There are no splits or cracks on her body. There is a circle on the bodice of her orange houndstooth jumpsuit, which looks like there was ornamentation on it that has come off. She is quite a find!
This would also make a great addition to your doll collection. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Remember, even if you do not have a PayPal account, you may pay with your credit card through PayPal. If paying by personal check, the item will be shipped as soon as the check clears the bank. However, on international sales, please pay via PayPal; also we cannot anticipate what your customs fees may be. So you may be charged customs or duties by you home country.
12 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Fine antiques, furniture, clocks,china, silver, vintage pieces, dolls, toys & other children's items
Welcome to Bluebonnet Hill Estates & Antiques. We have items from fine estates and from travels across the country.