To avoid this being a totally boring post, here are a few pictures of a favorite doll from my collection (who is not for sale on eBay). She is Leisandra by Philip Heath:
|Philip Heath's Leisandra.|
|Modified and re-dressed Alessandra.|
Leisandra, with her red hair and abundance of freckles, was made in a limited edition of 50. Leisandra's heartbreaking face sculpt was used for several other dolls, including Leila and Adrian. I think they're all gorgeous. It's hard to find a Philip Heath doll for sale anywhere except on eBay these days, and the prices are all over the place. The Dollery still has pictures of many Heath dolls here, but most of them are long gone (check the secondary market page for used dolls that are available).
Leisandra is 33 inches tall and has a vinyl head, hands, feet and upper torso/neck. The rest of her body (including the middle part of her arms) is cloth. She has mouth-blown glass eyes and red human hair.
Another one of my favorite Philip Heath dolls is Aaron. He was made for Gotz in the late 1990s. You can read a great post about him and see some more pictures here. I wish I owned him, but the chances of me getting another of these amazing dolls is about zero. That's okay--I am very fortunate to have this one:
I have had this doll for a long time now, and the color of her hair has faded a bit, but I still adore absolutely everything about her.