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Collector's Ency of Barbie Doll Collector's Editions (Collector's Encyclopedia of Barbie Doll) Hardcover – Illustrated, October 15, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Collector's Encyclopedia of Barbie Doll
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Collector Books; Collectors edition (October 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574325582
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574325584
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Good job indeed! I always like Augustyniak's works as he's very accurate in his descriptions and shares also lovely pictures of dolls which are important to guide collectors within the huge world of Barbie dolls. I especially appreciated this book about international versions of dolls as I'm Italian and recognized many of them as sold in my country alone. It was also useful to know about special editions from other countries such as Japan or Philippines. Thanks Michael,...Giorgia Testa

About the Author

Michael Augustyniak started collecting Barbie and Ken dolls in 1988, and has attended 11 national Barbie Collector's Conventions since 1991. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 1992, with a double major in English and social studies. His love of writing and photography are reflected in his books. He is considered a leading authority on Barbie.

Customer Reviews

I love the barbie collector book.
Kenneth Jones
I found this book to be very helpful in that I have a BARBIE COLLECTION and needed to find out the value of my 200+ collection for insurance.
Madeline A. Goolsby
This is by far the best and most complete Barbie book I have ever seen.
Mr. Robert B. Castle

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ld Hammonds on January 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover
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.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 3, 2008
Format: Hardcover
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.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JakeFromSFarm on August 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
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!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. L. Weiner on July 25, 2009
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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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Robert B. Castle on January 20, 2009
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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 to
the most serious collector. A+++++++
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Cunningham on June 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover
if you want to buy dolls you need to know what you are doing especially here on Amazon 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!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fred de Strasbourg on June 21, 2010
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This is one of the reference guide for any Barbie collectors. This book identifies and values all Barbie collectors editions. You have at least 2 pictures for each doll (among them one close-up) which is very helpful. Chapter "one of a kind" is incredible (dolls reach unbelievable amounts).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barry L. Thompson on April 7, 2011
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IF YOU ARE A BARBIE COLLECTOR LIKE MY MOTHER IS THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU VERY WELL WRITTEN AND VERY WELL ILLUSTRATED A MUST FOR THE BARBIE DOLL COLLECTOR
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