Collectible Buddy Lee Doll, wearing blue denim and a multicolor shirt.
Approx 33 cm/13 inch tall
Limited Edition, marked #165 of 250
The Buddy Lee doll was the brain child of Lee Jeans sales manager, Chester Reynolds in 1920. It was his idea to use the doll to display miniature versions of Lee clothes; dungarees, coveralls, western shirts and the like. Some of the dolls were even dressed as Coca-Cola deliverymen, railroad workers, cowboys or gas station attendants.
Sadly, the Buddy Lee dolls were discontinued in 1962 because they no longer produced a profit for the Lee Jeans company.