Story: Collecting

Barbie doll collection (1st of 4)

Barbie doll collection

Patsy Carlyle of Helensville collects Barbie dolls – in 2006, when this photograph was taken, she had over 900. Carlyle had the largest collection of boxed Barbies in New Zealand and was a member of a local Barbie club. She also collected miniature liquor bottles, Guinness book of records books and model ambulances.

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Richard Wolfe, 'Collecting - Recent collecting and collecting motivations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 July 2024)

Story by Richard Wolfe, published 5 Sep 2013