Sindy dolls

Sindy the Doll you love to dress!

During Sept. 1963 a 30 second commercial appeared in the London television areas, featuring an 11 inch vinyl doll in denim Jeans and a striped matelot sweatshirt of red, white and blue. She had the girl next door look with rosebud mouth, large blue eyes and a casual 'wash and go' hairstyle of bouncy curls, available in blonde, auburn or brunette. Along with a red Alice band and white lace up sneakers. How could she fail to impress?

Market research proved that the most popular name for girls at the time was Sindy. Now all that remained was to sell the doll to retailers. Lines Bros. (Pedigree) of Merton, London, decided to use a catchy jingle to launch 'Sindy the doll you'll love to dress' - four verses went on sell the first eight outfits and separates, her little dog Ringo and the song of Sindy played on her own gramophone. From the very beginning Sindy was given an endless wardrobe of well tailored clothes. Sometimes, it is difficult to attribute clothes as some outfits were not catalogued whilst others appearing in brochures were prototypes and in fact never produced. There are also plenty of variations in fabric prints to look out for to make for an interesting collection.

Sindy dollsIn 1965 Pedigree were quick off the mark to launch a small range of play accessories for Sindy. By 1969 accessories were branded Scenesetters and this was to become an established product range spanning many years.

Sindy dollsIn 1986 Sindy was sold onto Hasbro, and although these dolls are collected it is the Sindy and accessories from the earlier times that are most collectable. In 1997 Sindy disappeared altogether, and despite being contacted by collectors about the future of Sindy, Hasbro have yet to respond. Hopefully, Sindy will return at some stage bringing delight to a new generation of children (and collectors!).

Pedigree Sindy identifying markings & numbers

Made in England - 1963 to 1965

Made in Hong Kong - 1966

033055X - 1971 to 1974 (Funtime & Trendy Girl Sindy Dolls) These dolls have makings on the body also.

033050X - 1974 to 1976

2 GEN 1077 and/or 033055X - 1977 to 1980

033055X - 1981 to 1982

Sindy 033055X - 1983 to 1985

Sindy was produced by Hasbro in 1986 and generally just has the word 'Sindy' on the back of the head in a slightly raised box.

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Sindy value and price guide

What's your Sindy worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
rare mcdonald s 11 sindy doll brown work uniform w hoes Rare Mcdonald S 11 Sindy Doll Brown Work Uniform W Hoes 06/2021 C $2 535.50
70s marx african american black sindy gayle doll 70s Marx African American Black Sindy Gayle Doll 08/2021 C $887.43
rare 1970s marx pedigree doll sindy s friend black Rare 1970s Marx Pedigree Doll Sindy S Friend Black 08/2021 C $824.04
1978 vhtf marx sindy doll rare gayle boxed doll 1978 Vhtf Marx Sindy Doll Rare Gayle Boxed Doll 07/2021 C $507.10
1970 s black sindy doll gayle nrfb marx pedigree britsh 1970 S Black Sindy Doll Gayle Nrfb Marx Pedigree Britsh 07/2021 C $450.05
no pictureSee all sold items on eBay for more prices10/2021C $-.--

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Comments (2)
Hazel - August 27, 2021
I have a 1960’s Sindy Doll plus Paul and Patch Dolls and some clothing for all of these that I would like to sell.
Please could you advise me on the best way to do this.
Many thanks
eBay or else there are some dedicated doll collectors groups on Facebook.
Hayley - October 6, 2010
Hi, I have a "Paul and Sindy Pedigree Scooter" with the number plate LIB3478 and dated 1967 on a tax disc, does anyone know any info on this item ??