Site Owner's Note: Hi to All Barbie Fans and Collectors--Since Ellen has joined my website, and posted some fabulous Blogs, I have decided to make a page just for her blogs. She is a wonderful writer with amazing credentials, and writes such cool and humorous pieces on Barbie, I moved her blogs from the regular "blogs" page to this one! Enjoy!
Ellen Taylor, a passionate collector of vintage dolls, previously wrote ?The Vintage Vantage?, about the earliest Barbie dolls for Miller?s Magazine. She currently maintains a blog called ?Of Bonds and Blondes?, comparing the similar dynamics at play that govern prices in both the secondary Barbie doll and bond markets, inspired by a 30-year career on Wall Street. Ellen continues to indulge her love for the earliest Barbies as both buyer and seller of vintage dolls on eBay and at tri-state doll shows in the New York City area. She has also given talks on?Barbie: The History and the Hysteria? at libraries in eastern Connecticut and appeared on local television in December to discuss how Barbie rocked the international doll world after her launch at the New York Toy Fair in 1959. Ellen estimates her Barbie collection at about 150 dolls, with her favorite issues being the #3 Ponytails (brown eyeliner), the Lemon Yellow Color Magics with high color, and the Long Hair High Color American Girls.