Spotlight on Dee LeBlanc

By David Chown

Dee lives in Toronto, Canada and works for a communications company in the city.

In her free time she likes to travel, plays volleyball and most important of all, she collects Wade.

She started collecting as a child.  It was the Red Rose Tea pieces that fascinated her and many other children in Canada as the whimsies were given away in packets of tea.  Her family had to drink lots of tea to keep up with her collecting!

 

volleyball and most important of all, she collects Wade.

She started collecting as a child.  It was the Red Rose Tea pieces that fascinated her and many other children in Canada as the whimsies were given away in packets of tea.  Her family had to drink lots of tea to keep up with her collecting!

She says that her favourite pieces to date are her Wade Heath animals.  She has fifteen at the moment.

She buys most of her Wade from the Wade Fest in Harrisburg, ebay or at local markets.

And the most expensive piece in her collection?  That has to be the fantastic Faust Lang Parrot she bought at the 2013 Wade Fest in Harrisburg, PA.

“I just had to have it,” she said “It’s so beautiful.”

I had to agree with her and told her that the original Faust Lang wood carving of the parrot is still owned by the Wade family.

At the Harrisburg Wade Fest in July we had two of the Faust Lang Kingfishers as prizes. (You may remember from the last club magazine, it was Dee who alerted me to the wooden Faust Lang sculpt for sale on Ebay.) One had Dianne’s name on the bottom, the other a regular backstamp.  The plan was if she won a Kingfisher in the dollar draw, we would give her the one with her name on it.  If she didn’t win and wanted to buy one, we would let her buy the one with her name on.  As it was she did win on the draw and was delighted to find it had her name on it.

On our summer trip after the Wade Fair in Harrisburg, PA we visited Dee in Toronto where she was the genial hostess showing us around the old part of the city (once called York). She contributed to a great trip. Thanks Dee.

Recently on October 15th, we were very happy to welcome Dee to the Wade Collectors Centre in Arundel, West Sussex.  She was on a voyage on the Oasis of the Sea, a massive ship which carries 6,200 passengers that docked for a day in Southampton, a port close to Arundel.  Dee was escorted by Barry Lane, a local collector both of whom we enjoyed entertaining for a few minutes.

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