Is Beswick China valuable?
It is still highly sought after today and youll find pieces throughout many of our auctions. Following on from Beatrix Potter, Beswick began to manufacture a range of Disney characters, including Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland pieces.
How many Wade whimsies are there?
According to Red Rose Tea, since the inception of the Wade giveaways, more than 300 million Wade Whimsie figurines have been included in tea boxes in the USA. Though the collectibles were originally intended for children, they are probably more popular with adult collectors.
Are Wade whimsies still made?
Some of these are highly collectible today. They have also made a wide range of decorative figurines, teapots and commemorative ware. In 2017 they rebranded and are still going strong today.
What is the rarest Wade figurine?
He said the rarest figurine he is familiar with is the cream-coloured gingerbread man, which can run in price from approximately $20 up to $100, for one in mint condition. Sadly, the era of Wade Whimsies in Canadian Red Rose tea boxes drew to a close in 1984.
Are Wade figurines worth anything?
The most valuable Wades are those made for other countries. Figurines from Canadas Nursery Rhyme Series tend to go for slightly higher amounts, perhaps up to $5 each, although apparently the little gingerbread boy has been known to go for $100(!).