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This darling little girl is an original talking American Chatty Cathy doll. She is an ABlondePH, or American Blonde Pig-tailed Hard-Head.
She's one of our very favorites, with darling blonde pigtails and "All Blue Decal Eyes". She also has fully eyelashed eyelids that close when she is tipped back.
Of course, no Chatty Cathy would be complete without her darling freckles, and she has them in spades. These freckles are a Pattern #2.
This doll's arms, legs and face are the "peachy" color and are in spectacular condition, with no visible scuffs or wear. The lighter colored body exhibits the #5 voicebox grill in a hexagonal shape. There are four ventilator holes under the grill.
Though her voice is a bit crackly, it's still quite loud and clear for the most part. This issue Chatty Cathy says 18 phrases, quite a bit more than the earlier versions that came with only 11 phrases. She says "I love you, Do you love me?, Give me a kiss, Please brush my hair, Will you change my dress?, I'm hungry, May I have a cookie?, Will you play with me?, Please carry me, Please take me with you, Where are we going?, I hurt myself, Let's have a party, Let's play house, I'm so tired, What can we do now?, Let's play school" and "Tell me a story".
This Cathy's blonde hair is worn in two high pigtails. The hair is attached to a "soft head" and remains in good condition.
Her arms, legs, and face remain in very good condition overall. Her face shows one barely visible surface scratch on the right cheek. Her torso shows one or two minor spots, though the seams are in great condition.
The mark on her back reads "Chatty Cathy®, ©1960, Chatty BabyT.M., ©1961, By Mattel, Inc., U.S. Pat. 3,017,187, Other U.S. & Foreign Pats. Pend., Pat'D In Canada 1962".
And how about that dress? This Cathy wears THE most adorable yellow outfit complete with ruffly bloomers. The clothes are not original but precious nonetheless.
The yellow gingham dress is incredibly intricate and features a built-in crinoline. It features a sweet pattern of embroidered flowers and butterflies.
There is a tag attached to the inside of the dress that reads "Made for Chatty Cathy by Gloria's Goodies". She wears darling perforated yellow faux-leather Mary Jane's and white ruffle-top socks.
Finally, two little satin bows on alligator clips bring the whole thing together, making this Chatty Cathy one of the cutest we've seen.
Measures: 19 1/2" tall, 8" from hand to hand, 5 1/2" from back to belly. Sitting measures 13" tall, 15" from foot to foot, 8" from foot to back. Weighs 2lb 3oz
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1961 Original American Blonde Talking Chatty Cathy Doll