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Patch's 1967 Brownie Uniform

Posted on October 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Back in 2011, Kathy and I took our Sindys along to a Toy Museum for a Day charity event. You can read all about it in our articles section. One of our most popular little exhibits was our Brownie camp. It was just something we pulled together using Kathy's Patches and some camping bits of mine.


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1970 Sindy Weekenders (Ref 12GSS) (Boxed doll outfit)

Posted on May 10, 2020 at 1:20 PM

It's always a joy to amend the Museum when we find out something new. We always said we didn't know everything and would be happy to amend if other collectors had something we didn't know about. Today we have revised the 1970 Sindy Weekenders (Ref 12GSS) (Boxed doll outfit). We now know she did indeed wear an elasticated red headband thanks to the lovely Karie.


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1981 Sindy Outfits and Separates

Posted on May 2, 2020 at 10:15 AM

The 1981 Sindy Outfits and Separates has now been added to the Museum.


It's as complete as we can get it for now. You will see that we are missing the Blue Party Time doll and we still don't know the answer to the Baby Blue lingerie set, so we have gone for the 1980 version for now. Sadly, nor can we shown the black Sindy which we believe was issued this year?


There are some possible dolls and or outfits which we haven't included yet because we cannot ...

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The Baby Blue half-slips puzzle

Posted on April 29, 2020 at 7:25 PM

In 1980 Pedigree issued the pretty Baby Blue lingerie set with the reference 44073.



In 1981 Pedigree issued what looked to be exactly the same outfit but with a new reference 44082.


The allocation of a new reference keeps troubling me and I keeping coming back to the possiblility that ...

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Beautiful Ballerinas

Posted on April 26, 2020 at 3:05 PM

I was going to post 1981 today but I managed to mess up the site (you may have seen the sneak preview which I managed to publish on every page)! But every cloud has a silver lining, I was delayed, but someone wrote to me at the same time about a piece of missing Mix n Match I was looking for, so I am going to hang on for that and then publish what we have.


So instead here are my thoughts on Active Sindy, the ballerina. Now I think she was one of the most perfect fashion doll...

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In praise of Homemade

Posted on April 19, 2020 at 9:35 AM

I was talking to my friend the other day and she asked me how was I coping with lockdown? Well I said I have very clean kitchen cupboards and I'm writing for the Sindy Museum again. “You still haven't written about homemade clothes yet” she sighed. Now this is true, but they are on the list of things to add to the Museum as we recognise they form an important part of Sindy’s history.

 

In keeping with many Sindy owners, my friend’s Sindy only had a co...

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The mysterious Summertime Fun Sindy

Posted on April 12, 2020 at 10:10 AM

Sometimes to go forwards one needs to go back, and we have sometimes had to do this at the Museum as we added a new year or discovered something new. This was definitely the case a few weeks ago whilst writing about 1981. I noticed on eBay that there was a Summertime Fun Sindy in a yellow swimsuit which the seller thought might be from 1980. This perked up my interest because I have just written about the 1981 Summertime Fun Sindy and in the official Pedigree catalogue she was the same doll a...

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A new way to talk about Sindy

Posted on April 5, 2020 at 11:20 AM

When Kathy and I started the Our Sindy Museum, it was our attempt to make sure everything was captured correctly about our favourite fashion doll and her outfits and scenesetters. Many collectors helped us and we uncovered some wonderful gems such as the Lyons Maid Sindy. Others were less kind and we received some emails that sneered at our endeavours or who were cruel and unkind. It took its toll. Kathy ended up selling her beloved collection and I walked away from our efforts although I kep...

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