HERE’S THE POOP ON BARBIE’S NEW PUPPY Antiques and Collectibles experts Ralph and Terry Kovel say smart collectors are buying the “Barbie and Tanner the Dog Playset” as an investment. What’s so special about this doll?
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Antiques and collectibles experts Ralph and Terry Kovel say that even when you’re shopping for a brand new doll, you should think about what it could be worth years from now. Take the new Barbie doll set called “Barbie and Tanner the Dog.” A clever collector would buy two this holiday season—one as a gift and the other one to put away, unopened, as a collectible. What’s so special about this doll? Don’t be squeamish. Read the full story below.
Smart collectors are buying the “Barbie and Tanner the Dog Playset” as an investment. (The $24 set is on sale at Target for $12.77.) The set includes Barbie, her dog Tanner with moveable ears, mouth, head and tail, and a great collection of accessories: dog bones and biscuits, chew toys, trash can, pooper scooper—and some realistic miniature dog doo. Barbie doll accessory buyers pay big prices for old, tiny items because they are easily lost and so become rare. Sunglasses, shoes, gloves, and even girdles sell for over $50 apiece today. Which makes us wonder about Tanner’s poop. In years to come, will it set a record? We predict the entire Tanner set will go up in price because it is such an unusual addition to a doll’s wardrobe.
About the Kovels
Ralph and Terry Kovel, hailed as the duke and duchess of the antiques world by Parade magazine, have written more than 95 books about collecting, including the best-selling annual Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price List. The Kovels publish Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, an award-winning newsletter, and write a syndicated weekly newspaper column distributed to more than 150 newspapers around the country. They appeared weekly on the HGTV program, Flea Market Finds with the Kovels. Their popular website, Kovels.com, offers free information and prices for antiques and collectibles. The Kovels’ latest book is Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price List, 39th Edition ($19.95, Random House Reference).