Sunday, December 13, 2015

wade "whimsies"

i received a thoughtful gift from a thoughtful lady.  


an adorable little ducky made by wade england pottery in burslem, england.  these tiny figurines are known as wade "whimsies".  the graded bottom, which has become a trademark of the wade "whimsies", was sometimes used as a striker to light matches in pubs and for starting the fire in kitchen stoves.  


 red rose tea began giving the popular collectibles away in 1967  http://www.redrosetea.com/figurineshistory.aspx