This comprehensive guide begins with the earliest Barbie dolls Mattel produced for collectors, the International (Dolls of the World) series, begun in 1980. All 39 porcelain Barbie dolls, all of the Stars 'n Stripes military dolls, all of the Happy Holidays dolls, all 64 Dolls of the World, all DOTW Princesses, all pop culture dolls like James Bond and Lord of the Rings, every national convention doll, anniversary Barbie dolls including the momentous 45th Anniversary Barbie dolls for 2004, celebrity dolls from Elvis to Diana Ross, Coca-Cola, Barbie Dolls, all Hollywood Legends dolls, Barbie Fashion Model Silkstone dolls & fashions, and even Mattel direct-sales dolls like the Flowers in Fashion and Royal Jewels Collections are included. Byron Lars, Christian Dior, Nolan Miller, Armani, and Kate Spade are just a few of the designers represented. Over 850 dolls are included in this book! Most dolls are shown boxed in mint condition, along with close-up pictures of their faces so the reader can appreciate Mattel's workmanship on these fine collector dolls. 2005 values.