We have a vintage 1963-64 Barbie & Skipper carrying case. Manufactured by Mattel Canada Ltd.. The case is an extremely rare English riding scene with Barbie, Skipper and Ken in the background with his back facing us. This case is in excellent condition. Vibrant color, flawless decal scenery (all around), and the metal clasp and grips for handle are pristine for age (minor color turn due to elemental exposure).The handle is intact, secure and sturdy. The case works as though it was seldom opened, as it's still stiff on the flaps of the two opening parts. Inside is clean, and hosts only the most minor color tinge due to oxygenation. The metal hanging rods are clean and intact.
The clear plastic garment bag that hangs on the right door hook is missing. The black strings that hold the dolls in place on the left hand door are also missing.
The drawers are clean, clear, and still stiff, shiny cardboard. There is moisture marks on the one drawer bottom, however, cardboard integrity is still excellent. This case is clean, and has no foul odor (smells fresh). The clasp works perfectly and holds the case closed.
There are four 1 mm splits, two with inner cardboard fray. The last two photos show the extent. Each photo represents the degree of split and fray for both sides, again two splits, no fray, two splits, some fray. The case hosts the most minor scratches in some places, please view all photos close-up.
This is a wonderful & rare collector find! Whether it's for cataloging Barbie pieces, or to replace your old case.
Local pick-up is also available! We thank you & please use the Make an Offer feature, as we are happy to consider! The photos are most of the description unless unseen damage needs to be mentioned. The item "Vintage 1960's Barbie & Skipper Large Carrying Case Horse Riding RARE" is in sale since Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Cases". The seller is "hespelervintage8" and is located in Cambridge, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.