Buddy Lee DollsBy Mark Chervenka
Buddy Lee Dolls
Two Buddy Lee dolls related to auto and gasoline themes have been reproduced. Both dolls wear uniforms styled like 1950s gas station attendants. One wears a khaki colored Texaco brand uniform; the other a uniform with the Route 66 shield. The new dolls retailed for $199.00 each.
Originals were made for H.D. Lee Garment Manufacturers of Kansas City, Missouri, 1920 to 1962. Composition was used up to 1948; afterwards, dolls were made of hard plastic. Be alert for new clothes put on old dolls to increase their selling price.