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Wade Miniatures: An Unauthorized Guide to Whimsies, Premiums, Villages, and Characters
     

Wade Miniatures: An Unauthorized Guide to Whimsies, Premiums, Villages, and Characters

by Donna S. Baker
 

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IN BUSINESS UNDER A VARIETY OF NAMES SINCE THE MIDNINETEENTH CENTURY, THE GEORGE WADE POTTERY IN BURSLEM, ENGLAND HAS PRODUCED MANY FORMS OF CERAMIC ITEMS BUT IS PERHAPS BEST KNOWN FOR THEIR DELIGHTFUL SERIES OF TINY PORCELAIN ANIMALS KNOWN AS WHIMSIESR*. HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE, THE WHIMSIES HAVE BEEN JOINED OVER THE YEARS BY MANY EQUALLY CHARMING MINIATURES, SOME SOLD BY

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IN BUSINESS UNDER A VARIETY OF NAMES SINCE THE MIDNINETEENTH CENTURY, THE GEORGE WADE POTTERY IN BURSLEM, ENGLAND HAS PRODUCED MANY FORMS OF CERAMIC ITEMS BUT IS PERHAPS BEST KNOWN FOR THEIR DELIGHTFUL SERIES OF TINY PORCELAIN ANIMALS KNOWN AS WHIMSIESR*. HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE, THE WHIMSIES HAVE BEEN JOINED OVER THE YEARS BY MANY EQUALLY CHARMING MINIATURES, SOME SOLD BY THE COMPANY DIRECTLY AND OTHERS DISTRIBUTED AS PREMIUMS. WITH OVER 380 FULL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS, THIS REVISED AND EXPANDED BOOK SHOWCASES THE ENDEARING MINIATURES PRODUCED BY WADE FROM THE 1950S TO THE PRESENT, INCLUDING RED ROSE TEA AND TOM SMITH PREMIUMS, WHOPPAS AND WHIMSIELAND FIGURINES, NURSERY FAVOURITES, HAPPY FAMILIES, DISNEY'S HAT BOX SERIES, THE DIMINUTIVE MINIKINS, AND MANY MORE. ALSO FEATURED ARE WADE'S HIGHLY DETAILED MINIATURE VILLAGESFROM ENGLAND'S WHIMSEYONWHY TO IRELAND'S BALLYWHIMORIGINAL WADE BOXES AND DISPLAYS, INFORMATION ON COLOR AND SIZE VARIATIONS, COMPANY MARKS, AND UPDATED VALUES FOR ALL ITEMS. A TREAT FOR WADE LOVERS EVERYWHERE!

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ISBN-13:
9780764327049
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
495,447
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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