This doll came from a clean no pet home. She has no open/split seams, no cracks.The torso is the same coloring as the limbs and head. She has tight limbs that hold poses well. Her eyes are clear and open and close just fine. Her hair is clean and shiny.
She has original set side ponytails with ribbons. The back side of her head/hairstyle is somewhat flat, suggesting she has been resting on her back for a long time. She makes sounds when the string is pulled, but does not talk.The elastic is good on the shoes. One bow is slightly discolored as seen in the photos. Her socks and eyelet overlay blouse are a bit discolored from age. The outfit feels like it has been on her for many years. The red dress is bright with no stains, no holes. The underslip has loose elastic and will slip off her easily. The back is marked--Chatty Cathy R, C 1960, Chatty Baby TM, C 1961, By Mattel Inc. US Pat 3017187, Other US and Foreign Pats Pend, Pat in Canada 1962. She would be a most wonderful addition to your collection. Someone out there will love her. She will be packed carefully for her next owner. The item "RARE Vintage Chatty Cathy African American Doll with Original Tagged Outfit" is in sale since Sunday, April 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Mattel\Chatty Cathy". The seller is "vom" and is located in North Vernon, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.