Vintage Lot 37 Wade Red Rose Tea Nursery Rhyme Animal Figurines Whimsies
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Vintage Lot 37 Wade Red Rose Tea Nursery Rhyme Animal Figurines Whimsies:
UP FOR sale - LOT OF 37 NURSERY RHYME & ANIMAL FIGURINES WHIMSIES - 34 OF THEM ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, HAVE NICE MOLD DETAILS, THERE ARE NO CHIPS, CRACKS, CRAZING OR REPAIRS. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS ABOVE AS THEY ARE PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. THESE FIGURINES WERE WELL CARED FOR & ARE INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED FOR SHIPPING.THERE ARE 3 SEPARATE BLACK SHEEP THAT HAVE TINY MINUSCULE CHIPS ON THE EAR OR NOSE, VERY HARD TO SEE IN PICS, BUT THEY CAN BE USED AS FILLERS FOR SETS.
THE NURSERY RHYME FIGURES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- LITTLE BOY BLUE
- HICKORY DICKORY DOCK
- BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP (2)
- QUEEN OF HEARTS (2)
- DR. FOSTER (2)
- THE THREE BEARS (2)
- PUSS IN BOOTS (3)
- OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE (2)
- HUMPTY GANDER
- LITTLE BO-PEEP
- WEE WILLIE WINKIE
- LITTLE JACK HORNER
12 ANIMALS - SOME ARE DOUBLES.
ALL FIGURINES ARE MARKED WADE, ENGLAND ON THE BACK RIM, EXCEPT FOR HEDGEHOG.
HEDGEHOG IS A UNIQUE OLDER MODEL. IF YOU LOOK ON THE BOTTOM, MOST HEDGEHOGS HAVE 2 PADS & THE WORDS 'WADE, ENGLAND' ARE UPRIGHT. THIS HEDGEHOG HAS 3 PADS & THE 'WADE ENGLAND' MOLD MARK IS AT A 180 DEGREE REVERSE...WHICH MAKES THIS A RARE FIND FOR COLLECTORS!
A LITTLE HISTORY - DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Intended for children, they also appeal to adults who have not lost their sense of imagination. Rumor has it that these figurines were often used in English pubs for striking matches to light pipes. Also for use in kitchens, these "strikers" were used to light the match to heat the stove. That is why the base of each is graded; for striking a match against.
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(THE LAST PHOTO OF LARGE DOG AND MAN ARE UNMARKED & FREE GIFT TO BUYER)