On Saturday when Naomi visited me she brought her latest vintage paper doll set. Barbie’s Mod Cousin Francie. I thought I’d show you these dolls today because a reader commented she’d love to see Francie. We’ll go back to the big folder of dolls that we sorted out next time.
This is a really lovely vintage set in great condition. The two dolls in the set have barely been played with and they are still in the original folder. The set was produced by Whitman for Mattel.
One of the things I like about vintage Barbie paper dolls is that they are very handy for identifying clothing as the paper doll sets generally feature genuine Barbie outfits as you can see the front of the folder shows the Francie doll in some of her special fashions.
I know I harp on about this a bit but one of the nice things about these vintage paper dolls and Barbie fashions in general back then is that they are in a variety of colours not just pink. I especially liked these red themed Francie outfits.
I would say these fashions are more likely to be from the mid sixties and the sort of thing a teenage girl would wear then as they are quite demure. Later on in some of the other sets we’ll show you some real 1970s psychadelic fashions. Blonde and Brunette Francie seemed to have roughly the same amount of clothing. I didn’t see the scarf for the spotted raincoat but other than that the accessories mostly seem to be there. Blue and green seem to be favourite Francie colours as they feature in several of her outfits. She looks nice in yellow too.
I hope you have enjoyed a peek into Francie’s wardrobe. Next time we’ll show you a set of Malibu Barbie paper dolls from the seventies.