Update May 13 Pretty Pose not so distinguishing features?
I’m now very unsure of my ID on this doll. She actually looks more like a Funtime ’74 or ’75 and I’m thinking her arms do not bend enough, and are not spindly enough to make her a Pretty Pose Sindy.
However, she doesn’t match the Petradolls website description of the next closest doll – the Funtime – either.
- The description for the head does not match a Funtime because it is brunette and marked 033050X.
- And the body doesn’t match a Funtime body either as it not marked OD or Hong Kong.
- The legs don’t bend.
Her head matches the description for a 1975 Active Sindy, with the long brunette hair, high colour and the number 033050X.
So a bit of an enigma. I would be very interested to hear feedback from any longtime collectors – please comment if you have any information that would help.
Doll’s distinguishing features
- Hard head.
- Number marking: 033050X on back of head.
- Bendable arms (with wires inside). Non-bendable legs.
- High colour with quite strong blusher and red lip paint.
- Shoulder length wavy thick hair.
- Very long legs – this example comes up at 29cm tall.
- Fingers and toes are very detailed.
This is a quick post to show off a doll that I’ve been told is a Pretty Pose Sindy from 1975 (since found she may not be that). She has a slightly sultry look despite her baby face.
Here she is wearing what appears to be a version of a 1975 outfit called ‘Pleasant Dreams’. The online Sindy Museum shows one manufactured by Mego
This one is very similar but it has long sleeves.
In my pile of ironing I found another little item made from similar fabric and added it to the eBay listing for this doll.
There is also a negligee made from a similar fabric in 1974. Notice the butterflies in the fabric design.
The (possibly) Pretty Pose Sindy doll is a super model. She looks great in this bright Red Raver outfit from 1985.
I also reshot several vintage hand made outfits using her as a model because they looked a bit frumpy on Mini Sindy (1965). Here’s Mini looking like Angela Merkel (who I’m sure is not frumpy by nature but doesn’t wear in a twin set that well).
Compared to Pretty Pose.
However, Mini looks fetching in a bit of turquoise.
The (possibly) Pretty Pose Sindy would be quite rare as she was only made during 1975 and only sold in the UK. I bought her from a collector. I had no idea what price to sell her at so I decided to experiment with a reverse auction. She’s currently still for sale, although she’s such a good model I’ve been tempted to end the listing.
I would be interested to see your pictures of Pretty Pose. If you’d like to share your own Pretty Pose photos, please drop me a line.
Fingers and Toes
p.s forgot to mention the fingers and toes. They’re more detailed than later Sindy dolls with creases marked on the finger joints and little nails.