I have been repairing Chatty Cathy dolls and reselling for several years. My daughter Michelle is working with me as my partner and helping me with the Chatty repairs. Michelle is very meticulous about her work. .
I would be happy to give you references from my customers. One thing stands out the most when they email me after receiving their dolls, they are extremely happy with the seams.
Please note, we only repair the vintage Chatty Cathy doll family from the early 60's. We do NOT repair any of the reproduction dolls. I don't stock replacement parts for the reproduction dolls.
Updated Price list:
The # 1, 2, and 3 dolls have the black box speaker inside and the price for repairing them is $35.00
The # 4, is $35
The # 4 1/2 and # 5's are $30
The AA or African American Chatty's are: $40
If your Chatty Cathy is missing her pull ring, there is an additional charge of $2.50
If you have a question as to what doll # you have, please email me.
If at all possible, we will repair your doll with existing parts inside her. If a replacement part is needed, I will contact you and inform you of the price of the part that is needed. We won't replace any parts without your approval.
The customer is responsible for shipping costs to and from my home. I charge actual shipping costs. .
These prices are for Chatty Cathy, Chatty Baby and Tiny Chatty Baby and brother.
Please send Chatty in a box suitable for her return journey. A box and packing supplies is an additional $5.00 if Chatty is not sent to me in a box big or sturdy enough to travel back home.
We do our very best to repair each and every Chatty Cathy to talk as loud and clearly as possible. Chatty is a vintage doll and is fragile. Occasionally we will receive a doll that will not talk as well as we'd like her to or will not talk at all. This does not happen very often, but the condition of the doll, how she has been stored, heat and cold will affect the working parts of Chatty Cathy.
I accept paypal and money orders. Dolls will be shipped when money orders have cleared my account.