Between August 3 and 14, at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in the West Loop of Chicago, one of the world’s great Barbie collections is up for sale.
The Modern Barbie sale is comprised of 2,000 dolls from the collection of Janice Pye. Pye, who passed away last year, was a wonderful woman from Zion, Illinois who was incredibly passionate about collecting dolls for over 20 years. She traveled the world collecting and putting together dolls of all genres and interests, from NASCAR to ‘I Love Lucy’ to Audrey Hepburn and Cher.
According to Mattel, three Barbie dolls are sold every second. And there are tens of thousands of collectors all over the world.
The online only auction features dolls estimated between $10 and $700. The auction is hosted on Bidsquare. To view the catalogue or register to bid, click here.