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FAO Schwarz – The Unique Toy Store

FAO Schwarz was established in 1862 and was one of the oldest store toy stores in the world. With a spirit similar to that of the UK’s Hamleys FAO Schwarz (FAO = Frederick August Otto) offered children and parents a choice of high quality and long-lasting toys, games, hobbies, books and crafts. By 1980 the company had evolved from their flagship 5th Avenue, New York store to twenty-eight stores across the US.

Below are scans taken from the Fall-Winter 1980-81 catalogue.

FAO Schwarz website and history

SINDY… the doll you love to dress

Sindy is Britain’s top teenage doll and was launched in September 1963 by Pedigree Toys Ltd, a division of the famous Lines Bros Ltd who had been in the toy business for over 100 years. Pedigree Toys obtained the license for Sindy from the Ideal Toy company which was producing Tammy dolls. Ideal also allowed Pedigree to use Tammy’s tagline “The doll you love to dress”.

Today, Sindy is still going strong, and has a loyal fan base of collectors. Source: the official site: sindy.com

US. FAO Schwarz catalogue 1980/1981

US. FAO Schwarz catalogue 1980/1981

UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

Sindy Disneyland drawing competition. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Sindy Disneyland drawing competition. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Ets De Neuter catalogue page. 1995. France.


Thanks for looking 🙂