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The Barbie with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II reaches astronomical sums

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Mugs, tea sets, t-shirts or even watches., mThere is no shortage of objects bearing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout his reign, they multiplied and sold like hotcakes. And unsurprisingly, since the announcement of his death, these “souvenirs” are more sought after and even have gained some value. This is particularly the case of the Barbie figurine created in her effigy on the occasion of her platinum jubilee, her 70 years of reign.

The House Mattel wanted to “pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history”. That is why last April, the American brand put this product on sale. The doll who wears the features of the Queen is dressed in a long white dress, a blue scarf and a tiara inspired by Queen Mary fringe Tiaraa jewel that belonged to her mother and grandmother and that she wore on her wedding day with Prince Philip, November 20, 1947. For the two brooches, one pink and the other blue, they were modeled after those that his father George VI and his grandfather George V gave him offered.

Available in a limited edition, the doll was sold for the modest sum of 94.99 pounds, or 113.60 euros. Today, it is a real collector’s item, which fans of the monarchy are snapping up. This has consequences on the selling price. The Barbie is sold on average 6 to 10 times more expensive than originally.

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