|The Charlton Press|
|Wade Whimsical Collectables|
by Pat Murray
This 378 page catalogue was a wealth of information for me. I've always been drawn to Wade pieces -- cookie jars, premiums, and banks, but I had no idea how many different pieces they are responsible for making. For instance, although I've seen lots of little Wade pieces around at flea markets, I soon found out that Wade started making these Whimsies after World War II when there was need to keep employees busy. Although these were made for children, they soon became very collectible.
The catalogue has hundreds of black and white, very clear pictures starting with Cheerful Charlie and Doleful Dan from 1948 to Toad of Toad Hill, 2000. Each piece is shown along with a complete description including backstamp, size and colors. Prices are given in three different currencies -- U.S., Canada, and U.K. The middle of this book has fourteen pages in full color, showing some of the variations in the colors and in the molds. The book is divided into three sections:
The Official International Wade Collectors Club Membership Exclusives
If you are a flea market addict this book will be a great investment to help find out more about those tiny little pieces you keep finding at the sales!
For more information or to order this book:
The official Wade website
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