Aylsham woman with thousands of dolls shares her favourite from her collection
PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 June 2014
Archant Norfolk 2014
Susan Clipston is an Aylsham care worker, wife to husband Andrew and a collector of more than 3,000 dolls.
Here’s her pick of her favourite in her vast collection.
Mrs Clipston’s first and favourite doll is a ballerina Sindy doll made in 1974-75.
She said: “I loved it because the legs clicked and the ankles bent to make her into a proper ballerina.”
In 1980 ballerina Sindy was changed to wear a pink tutu.
Click here to read Mrs Clipston’s story
This doll with a black and white dress was a rare find for Mrs Clipston. She woke at 6am to bid for the lot on eBay.
She said: “When it came I was so pleased. It was like Christmas.”
This box is an original from the 1960s when doll boxes were made in the shape of a shoe box.
The pink doll on the left was designed by Princess Diana’s dress makers Emanuel. It is a 1985 high-society model.
The designer created four outfits for Sindy doll, valuable today.