Letter Carrier Barbie is our blog title given The Barbie Doll debuted on this day in 1959.
We’ve got a Barbie whose outfit was made from old carrier uniforms, a Barbie Post Office Playset, and the Barbie Doll U.S. Stamp from 1999. I still recall in the mid-1960s receiving my very own Mary Poppins as Barbie Doll. Today’s blog post was already chosen and how much fun it was to see the @PostalMuseum tweet about the Barbie Doll today.
“I thought the Barbie doll would always be successful.” – Ruth Handler
Letter Carrier Barbie
The image of the Letter Carrier Barbie shown is from a 2009 article “Postal Barbie”:
“Frances Holloway, who works in Maintenance in Phoenix, AZ, has a unique Barbie Doll. She’s a letter carrier.
Her outfit is made from old carrier uniforms, so the the fabric is authentic. She has a key chain and that Barbie look.”
Barbie So Much To Do Post Office Playset (1995 Arcotoys, Mattel)
There is a 1995 Barbie So Much To Do Post Office Playset offered at Amazon which includes this in the description:
“Barbie So Much To Do! Post Office is a 1995 Arcotoys, Mattel production.
Includes: Mail Counter, Mail Sorting & Packaging Counter, Mail Cart w/2 Trays, Mail Box, Weighing Scale, Cash Register, Stampers, Stamp Pad, Pretend Packing Paper & Tape Dispenser, Stamp Vending Machine, Queing Posts & Cord, Pretend Stationary, Pretend Books of Stamps, Pretend Envelopes, Pretend Post Cards, Pretend Parcels, Sticker Sheet.
Some Assembly Required. Included items are pretend & intended for Barbie or 11.5″ fashion dolls; Dolls NOT included. Can be used with other size dolls, as preferred…”
Barbie Doll 1999 U.S. Stamp
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —
Image above upper left Barbie Doll U.S.P.S. stamp 1999 33cent Celebrate the Century – 1960s series MysticStampCompany, along with reference to #3188i 1999 33c Barbie Doll Classic First Day Cover @USPSStamps
Image above, and excerpt from Postal Barbie Your Postal Blog June 15, 2009