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By Jeremy Lovell
Tue Sep 26, 2006
“LONDON (Reuters) – Barbie in Midnight Red, dating from 1965, sold for a world record 9,000 pounds ($17,000) on Tuesday as collectors from around the world gathered to bid for a piece of a unique private collection of 4,000 Barbie family dolls.
The doll, which had been priced at up to 600 pounds, became the most expensive Barbie ever to be sold at auction, according to Christie’s who ran the sale.”