Whoa, boys, It's silent oater star Tom Mix (or is it?) "Tom" is sporting a pair of homemade chaps and an ACTUAL pear so his big size can be determined. I purchased this wrangler at an antique show for a price so low it doesn't matter, but since he was called Tom Mix I'd like to know.
I can't find any big dolls of Tom Mix online. Is this an amateur sales stimulator put in a toy shop? I dunno! All his duds are homemade (and old) and there is on six-shooter made of lead. He WAS a cowboy, as the hard composite boots are attached (as are the hands and noggin) but the body is soft. The kerchief appears to be a found object, and the holster is handmade. The chaps and vest, leather, have cool leather applied stars. He really isn't very cuddly...so I don't think he is a doll. I think some kind of display thing.
So is this Tom Mix, or a city slicker posing as him? I am going to put him on the Collector's Weekly "Show and Tell" pages and call him a unsolved mystery. Someone will know. Was there a commercial trade figure or toy 24 inches tall of Tom Mix?
Cowboy doll with homemade clothes. Collection Jim Linderman