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    us
    Dec 2011
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    Old Lee Jeans Button Need Age

    I found this old Lee Jeans button today and cannot find anything about this logo's age!


  2. #2
    ca
    Sep 2008
    Grande Prairie, AB
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    Re: Old Lee Jeans Button Need Age

    I see the Lee long L logo used on vintage 1950's workwear, and have read a couple of references to the logo being used pre-war.
    http://www.vintageworkwear.com/2010/...-overalls.html
    http://www.vintageworkwear.com/2011_07_01_archive.html

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    ca
    Sep 2008
    Grande Prairie, AB
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Old Lee Jeans Button Need Age

    The Lee clothing company started as H.D. Lee Mercantile in 1889 and dealt only with food at first.
    This is the original logo
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    It appears that they have used the Long L logo on certain lines over the years, but information on that particular logo has been sparse.

    Here's some history from one site, there are a few more if you google "H.D. Lee history"
    http://salinadowntown.com/index.php/about-2/history/

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    Feb 2006
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    Re: Old Lee Jeans Button Need Age

    I'll take a fly at it and guess 1940's.
    The more one learns the more he understands his ignorance. I am simply an ignor ant man trying to lessen his ignorance
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  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2011
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: Old Lee Jeans Button Need Age

    Thanks guys!

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2012
    SW Idaho
    Garrett VLF/TR Disc Coinhunter Tesoro Golden uMax
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    Metal Detecting

    Heres another!

    Nice! Thought you might be interested that I found these today in my back yard at 6-8". This one doesn't have the long L. Also found a bronze medallion from the 1898 National Peace Jubilee in Chicago at the same depth. It's in pretty bad shape though. I think I may be working the old clothesline. I'll have to do some more in that area tomorrow.

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