Modern Barbie | Property from the Collection of Janice Pye  

Modern Barbie | Property from the Collection of Janice Pye

Over 2,000 Barbies from a private collection

janice pye

Online Timed Auction on Bidsquare
August 3- August 14, 2015

Exhibition Times

Monday August 3 – Friday August 14

10AM – 5PM
Open Saturday August 8
10AM – 3PM

Closed Sunday August 9

Contact: Elise Moyer

312.447.3261 or

elisemoyer@lesliehindman.com

Janice Pye | A Modern Barbie Collector 

For Janice, collecting Barbie dolls was not simply a hobby, but a passion. Over the course of 25 years, she acquired an impeccably curated collection, ranging from one of a kind dolls to platinum label creations. Modern Barbie: Property from the Collection of Janice Pye is the reflection of a deep dedication to developing an encyclopedic collection of Barbie dolls.

On an annual basis, Janice traveled to National Barbie Doll Collectors and Grant-A-Wish Fund Conventions. She became a pivotal figure within the Barbie community, often serving as table host and always as friend and consultant to Barbie enthusiasts everywhere. Janice even traveled internationally to acquire Barbie’s newest couture garments and to meet the designers.

Janice spent countless hours curating and preserving her illustrious collection. She commissioned her husband to construct an entire floor of custom shelving in their home to provide the proper storage, maintenance and cataloging conditions.

Janice Pye was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Modern Barbie: Property from the Collection of Janice Pye will be sold to benefit her grandchildren’s college fund.

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