Avon Representative Barbie® Doll
Edition: Collector Edition
Collection: Avon Exclusives
Release Date: 1999
A nice little find for myself while I was Christmas shopping in a local antique mall. 😀
NIB – some damage to the box, no damage to the contents.
Love her classic look … she makes me want to see if I can create a faux Chanel bag for her.
I have read that this doll was recalled because she is wearing her marriage ring on the incorrect (her right) hand.
Quoting a seller here:
***** "This is the 1st Barbie Doll in a Special Edition of Avon Representatives made by Mattel produced in 1998. It was RECALLED by Mattel because Barbie’s marriage ring was placed on the right hand instead of the left. This is a Limited Edition due to the recall."
Hmm, this same seller also called the doll "rare" due to the flaw and recall, but I seem to see plenty of them in the listings online,
sooooo …. yeah.