I love looking at old Sasha brochures and photos etc, wow those prices! And to think they were Hamley prices too, so probably would be a bit cheaper at just plain old toy shops, maybe? Can I join you in your time machine? Cathy x
That's true, I hadn't thought of that - we'll have a great spend! Oh yes, there'll be plenty of room in my time machine, it will have Tardis proportions - once I've built it :-)
Gosh wasn't there a huge range/choice of baby Sashas available in 1986 and at superb prices. Unfortunately I wasn't collecting Sashas in those years having bought my last one in 1975 and didn't start up again until 1996 when the 1990s Gotz manufacturing had started up again in the year before. Thanks for the interesting photos, prices and post.Happy Bank Holiday though pity about the wet weather.Sasha love from Kendal.
Hi Kendal, I know, all that choice for, what seems to us now, such a small price. I did buy one Sasha by mail order from the Hamleys catalogue around that time, the Redhaired White Dress, and it was so difficult to choose which one. I remember wishing I could afford two, so the price must have seemed quite high to me at that time. I assumed I'd be able to get more later on. I got an awful shock when the factory closed and the prices went so high on the secondary market, and I was heartbroken that I hadn't bought a baby. I thought I would NEVER own one. But only a few years later I bought Sadie from my friend Julian Kalinowski and I treasured her.It's been lovely weather for ducks here this morning, a saying aptly proven by the pair enjoying themselves on our lake. However it's stopped now and the sun is attempting to come out, so it will probably be heading your way too.I hope you enjoy your Bank Holiday and I'm looking forward to seeing your birthday gifts on your blogSasha love to you too
I used to love going to Hamleys in London just to look at the dolls there! You could buy pairs of Sasha shoes for £1.99! I used to get my Sashas from Selfridges and Harrods. One time Selfridges had loads of Calebs as they weren't selling and reduced them to £5 each! Can you imagine that?!!
It's almost torture hearing that story now! :-) Did you go away with an armful of Calebs then? If only those stores still sold Sashas, preferably at those vintage prices. My daughter works at Harrods, so she gets staff discount :-)
I know I wish I'd stocked up!! I did buy a Caleb for a fiver though and a Honey blonde Party Sasha for £24.99 (!) both have now been passed on long ago as I am into the earlier ( more expensive)dolls:) Hope you get your daughter to buy you nice things with her staff discount :)
Oh I'm so glad to hear you got one anyway, you couldn't miss out on that deal. I know all about expensive taste, lol.Well she buys nice things for the dogs :-)
Goodness, £5 for a Caleb, that is unbelievable now and as Mikki said virtually torture! Some wonderful nostalgia there Mikki, and such a range of babies. Lovely to see the brochures.
Thanks Lorraine, it is fun to see these again, and dream ....
Hey MikkiCould your time machine take me back to the sixties! I'd like to get a few NP sasha's at their orginial prices!!What joy that would be! I'd treat myself to twin red haired NP's.........sigh Anyone know Dr Who's phone number??
I'll tell you what Dee, you organise Dr Who and I'll make the sandwiches for the trip :-)
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