Since the 1920’s Wade have been producing a huge variety of collectable figurines and miniatures including the fantastic Art Déco Ladies of Jessie van Hallen, the magnificent Faust Lang porcelain animals created from his wonderful wood carvings and the Snow White set of figurines released to coincide with the 1939 release of the Walt Disney film to mention but a few.
Since 1953 children and adults alike have been enthralled and fascinated by Wade’s world famous Whimsies. Every generation seems to remember the Wade Whimsie and 60 years after the first Whimsies were introduced, they still have the capacity to fascinate. The list is endless, Wade really have been part of British Pottery history for over 150 years, producing some of the most creative and sort after porcelain collectables ever made.
During the 1960’s and 70’s Wade released some of their finest porcelain miniatures including, Noddy and Friends, The Disney Hatbox Collection, the beautiful Child Studies, Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear plus many many more.
The 1980’s saw a new range of Wade Whimsies – The Whimsieland Series of miniature porcelain animals, five sets of various British Wildlife which proved so popular. The series ran for many years and are still very sought after today.
The 1990’s saw a boom in Wade Collecting with many commissions being produced for private individuals and companies who saw the potential of the Wade name in providing a source of income with
thousands of collectors worldwide joining the frenzie, collecting anything and everything carrying the Wade name. Hundreds of new figurines and miniatures were produced during this period, some ofthe greatest character names came to life in Wade Porcelain, Betty Boop, Thomas the Tank Engine, Garfield, Snoopy, Arthur Hare, Andy Capp, Pokemon, Tony the Tiger to name but a few.
At the turn of the millennium Wade collecting continued to be as popular as ever with the introduction of many more Whimsies and limited edition special commissions being produced. The Wade Club continued to enthral collectors worldwide with new pieces being released through the quarterly club magazine.
Whilst many collectors clubs have closed, twenty years later the Wade Club is still going strong. Wade collectors worldwide are still being enthralled by the Wade Whimsies and collectables are still being produced for the Wade club in the heart of
the potteries, Stoke on Trent, England.
This year the Wade Collectors Club is celebrating 20 years – 1994 – 2014.
And to celebrate their 20th Anniversary, The Club is producing beautiful Whimsie miniatures of the 1930’s Faust Lang animals. The set consists of a Bear on a Rock, a Parrot, a Panther, an Ermin, a Lion Cub, an Otter, a Grebe, a Capuchin Monkey and a Stag,
Wade Collecting Resources
April – Wade Collectors Fair, Stoke on Trent, England
July – Wade Collectors Meet, Arundel, West Sussex, England,
July – Wade Fest, Harrisburg, PA, USA
December – Wade Bonanza Christmas Event, Arundel, West Sussex, England.
2017 Betty Boop Catalogue
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