Sindy was the British alternative to Barbie, conceived by Pedigree Toys in 1962 and becoming a best-seller that’s still in production today. And if you head over the BA website, you can find a range of retro Sindy dolls dressed in British Airways’ air hostess uniforms from the 1950s to the 1970s.
There’s a choice of dolls for each era. The 1950s dolls wear the BEA (as it was) uniform, the 1960s dolls wear a replica of the shift dress worn by BOAC hostesses in 1967 (for flights between New York and the Caribbean) along with the more traditional uniforms of the era, while the 1970s doll wears the BEA uniform worn just before the merger of BEA and BOAC, forming the BA of today.
Each doll retails for a reasonable £12 each and is sure to be a collectable of tomorrow.