Friday, March 25, 2016

Gabbigale Mute But Cute Update

Gabbigale by Kenner, 1972, was photographed shortly after her June 2011 arrival.

This is an update to my post of June 8, 2011, written about Kenner's Gabbigale from 1972 that I acquired from the estate of another collector.

In my previous post, as indicated in the inserted photo from the book, Black Dolls an Identification and Value Guide 1820 to 1991 by Myla Perkins (Collector Books, 1992) the black doll's original dress is gold with red print sleeves.  My doll arrived wearing a blue dress with red print sleeves and matching undies.  I didn't think anything about this at the time.

This box photo, courtesy of Dawn Spears, illustrates the African American version in her original gold dress with a little doll lover admiring her.  The caption reads:  "She says everything I tell her to say."
After recently acquiring her African American version of Kenner's Gabbigale with original box, fellow collector and doll friend, Dawn Spears, pointed out to me that my doll was wearing the white doll's dress.  Dawn went a step further and found Gabbigale's original gold dress and undies for sale, purchased these, and sent them to me.  

Now my Gabbigale is all original, still mute but cute in her original dress, undies, and shoes!

Thank you again, Dawn, for your generosity!  Based on her facial expression, Gabbigale thanks you as well!


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9 comments:

  1. Awww! Your friend is fantastic. Now your doll is her true self and totally happy.

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    1. Yes, she is fantastic.

      Gabby appreciates being her true self.

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  2. That was so nice of Dawn. She looks beautiful in her original dress. 😊

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    1. It really was nice of her to do that for me and Gabby.

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  3. What a cute doll (and a cute name!)

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    1. Thank you, Farrah Lily. That face won me over the first time I saw her in Perkins' book. I had to have her, talking or not.

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  4. Also, I have been periodically l checking your ebay listing do you intend to list any 1 6 scale dolls? Thanks.

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    1. Thank you for checking my auctions. I haven't gotten around to listing any 1:6 scale dolls yet, but I probably will eventually. I am focusing on selling the larger dolls and babies right now.

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