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We now have in stock the new Gin and Tonic Christmas Guinea Pig Whimsies - Order Now!

 

New Christmas Guinea Pig Whimsies - Gin & Tonic

F1 Standard Wade Archive Sale

We recently made the trip to Stoke-on-Trent as Jenny had arranged for us to visit the factory for a much-anticipated catch up with Paul Farmer, OBE. Paul is the Managing director of Wade. We had a long chat with Paul about the recent F1 pieces that have appeared on the market. He told us that they had recently moved out of their storage unit as the lease had expired, and some of the F1 standard sample pieces and some other items had been left behind in error. However the remainder of the F1 standard sample collectables archive has now been released to the club, to offer to our collectors.

 

The F1 standard sample pieces are figurines and Whimsies that customers of Wade sign off prior to production commencing.  This is the piece that the decorators will have used as a standard to decorate each piece. Most of them are marked F1 and or signed by Jenny Wright - JW. We also have some pieces that have never made it to production and some colourway items.

 

There is only one of each of most of the Whimsies and figurines, so don’t miss out!

 

Below are the items that are now for sale. Each F1 sample will come with a special exclusive signed Wade Collectors Club certificate of authenticity. 

F1 Standard Sample Archive Sale Click Here

Paul Farmer OBE with Jenny and David at the Wade Factory in Stoke-on-Trent

We recently made the trip to Stoke-on-Trent as Jenny had arranged for us to visit the factory for a much-anticipated catch up with Paul Farmer, OBE. Paul is the Managing director of Wade. We had a long chat with Paul about the recent F1 pieces that have appeared on the market. He told us that they had recently moved out of their storage unit as the lease had expired, and some of the F1 standard pieces and some other items had been left behind in error. However the remainder of the F1 standard collectables archive has now been released to the club, to offer to our collectors.

 

The F1 standard pieces are figurines and Whimsies that customers of Wade sign off prior to production commencing.  This is the piece that the decorators will have used as a standard to decorate each piece. Most of them are marked F1 and or signed by Jenny Wright - JW. We also have some pieces that have never made it to production and some colourway items.

 

The first of these pieces will be offered for sale during the Wade Fest Live weekend. There is only one of each of most of the Whimsies and figurines, so don’t miss out!

 

Seen below are some of the items we will have for sale next Saturday 24th July, during the Wade Fest Live Event. Each F1 sample will come with a special signed Wade Collectors Club certificate of authenticity. 

 

CHECK OUT THE F1 STANDARD SAMPLE SALE HERE

Due to the increase in postage/shipping charges and to help our customers save on shipping costs, we have launched a new Layaway scheme. When you purchase any item and wish to take advantage of the new Layaway, place your order using our checkout procedure, and when choosing the shipping/postage option choose Layaway.  Payment should be made as usual for the items ordered, but no postage will be charged until you inform us that you want any Layaway items being held by us, despatched to you. You will then be invoiced the flat rate standard postage/shipping charge for your location. This will enable you to have several items shipped at the same time only incurring one shipping/postage charge. We also have a new tracked shipping option on checkout for those who wish to have their overseas orders tracked. If you need any help just email us on csdirect@compuserve.com and we will be pleased to help.

We recently discovered a few copies of the original Adventures of Arthur Hare - The Silent Butterfly children's book in our store. A real blast from the past! Written in 1994, the book had moderate success in the UK. For those of you who have not heard of the book, we are offering a limited number of copies at the price of £9.99 each and will include a free Arthur Hare Whimsie and postage.  So that is all there is, nothing else to pay for this first edition original childrens story book.  We only have a few, so it is first come first served.  

You can buy a copy now click here..

William Harper - A Short Biography (Updated 27/01/2021)

 

William Harper only worked for Wade for a period of nine years, from 1953 until 1962 but during that relatively short period he produced some of the most sort after pieces to ever come out of the Wade factories. continue reading ......

Our 2021 Wade Club Membership Pieces - Extended Happy Family Grandma and Pops Polar Bears. Join the Wade Collectors Club here.

 

Guinea Pig Whimsies

Betty Boop Catalogue

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C&S @ The Wade Collectors Club

Victorian Business Centre,

Ford Lane, Ford, Arundel,

West Sussex, BN18 0EF

Tel: +44 (0) 7767 475944 or +44 (0) 1243 555371

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