Barbie No. 1 Doll: Item of the Week

Happy Birthday, Barbie!Barbie is turning 50 this year. The first Barbie doll was created by Ruth Handler, a Mattel designer, who named the doll after her daughter. Barbie made her debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York City on March 9, 1959, the date that is considered her official "birthday."Did you know Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts? And that her hometown was Willow, Wisconsin?The Barbie doll pictured here, called No. 1 by collectors, is the first type produced. It sold for $8,050 at a winter McMasters Harris auction. Don't you wish you saved yours?Find prices of other Barbie dolls, her clothes and accessories, here in the free price list.