Dianna Effner Little Darling dolls are hand painted 13" Vinyl studio dolls. They are available in 3 molds - mold/sculpt # 1, 2 & 3.
For new Little darling doll collectors, it is hard to distinguish which one is mold # 1 & which one is mold # 2. The easiest way is to look at the eyes. Mold # 1 dolls have bigger eyes.
This is Portia, also painted by Geri Uribe and she is mold # 2. She has smaller eyes.
There are different artists painting these beautiful little darlings. You can place your order @ thedollstudio.com by paying the deposit of $100. An invoice will be issued for the remaining amount and shipping once the artist is done painting and is ready to ship. They are currently selling for $350 and waiting period varies per artist (around 9-17 months or longer). Some may also be available on ebay for a much higher price for those who do not have the patience to wait.
Other artists like Joyce Matthews, Nellie Valentino and others have their own website and may require a different method of purchase.