|Leonie by Heidi Ott, circa late 1990s|
As doll collectors, we have all found dolls offered for a price that was too good to refuse. This was the case with Leonie. The eBay seller offered her in a buy it now auction that also included the make offer feature. I made an offer, which was followed by the seller's counter offer that I accepted. Having retailed for about $100 during the late 1990s, Leonie is part of Swiss doll artist, Heidi Ott's Little Ones series of mostly 12-inch dolls with some smaller babies included in the line.
Although they were manufactured around the same time (late 1990s), her twin sister, Saddie preceded Leonie's arrival here by several years. Both girls share the same head sculpt. I am not sure which doll was released first, Saddie or Leonie. I first discovered Leonie in the November 2017 eBay auction.
Both Saddie and brother Tom were purchased shortly after the Little Ones series was released to the market during the late 1990s. Tom and Saddie still have their original hang tags and both wear their original clothes. All dolls were released with bare feet.
|Saddie, Tom, new-to-me Leonie, and (duplicate) Tom|
|Baby Harry, who has been part of the doll family since the early 2000s, joins the gang for a group photo. His clothing is all original as well.|
|Close-up photo of all Little Ones who reside here.|
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