Sindy has been on my mind a bit this week. I’m still eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Kid Creations reproduction Sindy and Naomi called me the other day to say that her doll collector friend in Oatlands had told her that she had a Sindy for sale. Naomi hasn’t seen the doll yet so I don’t know what Sindy it is but told her that if it is a Pedigree Sindy I will buy her. So I decided that this week our Friday Girl should be a Sindy.
Our model has featured on a Friday before but not for a few years. I had identified her as a Lovely Lively Sindy. Originally I thought that she was from 1971 but on comparing her to photographs online today I realised that she is actually the 1974 model.
Sindy has a very hard head with rooted eyelashes and rooted saran hair. She is marked 033050X on the back of her neck and “made in Hong Kong on her lower back. This is what made me realise I had made a mistake originally. The 1971 Lovely Lively Sindy is marked on her shoulders. I also realised that the 1974 doll’s legs are attached differently. This doll has rivets in her shoulders and a twist waist. Her arms and legs both have wire inside and she can still hold a pose. Her wrists can turn 360 degrees. Her arms and legs feel like they are strung with elastic.
Sindy is wearing Coffee Party, a waffle knit dress from 1965. It should have a a belt of the same material but these are hard to find. There is also a blue version of this dress which I have.
I only have a few Sindy’s from after 1970 as I chose to focus on collecting the 1963-67 Sindy’s and their outfits initially. Now that I have nearly all of them I may try to collect a few fashions for the 70s dolls as well. They are slimmer than the older dolls and many of the original outfits don’t look so good on them. Coffee Party is an exception I think that the style suits both body types.