Carolyn was quick to educate us, but for the uninitiated, Whimsies first appeared in 1954, introduced by George Wade at the British Industries Fair of that year.
Whimsies continued to be made in the 1960s but not for the retail market.
75) Fairytale Whimsies
, left to right, the Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe; Little Jack Horner; Humpty Dumpty; Old King Cole; Mother Goose and Puss in Boots.
So, a jigsaw of garden may feature puzzle whimsies such as tiny flowers, garden tools, even a gardener leaning on a spade, while a Christmas-themed example might include whimsies in the form of snow flakes, Christmas trees and presents.
When it comes to mastering a Superior Jigsaw, the company claims that the whimsies, together with other brain-teasing features, make their 250-piece puzzles the equivalent of a standard-cut 1, 000 piece jigsaw.
So, a jigsaw of a garden may feature puzzle whimsies such as tiny flowers and garden tools, while a Christmas themed example might include snow flakes, Christmas trees and presents.
As for mastering a Superior Jigsaw, the company claims the whimsies, together with other brain-teasing features, make their 250-piece puzzles the equivalent of a standard 1, 000 piece jigsaw.
He has collected glassware for 15 years but his stall also includes other collectables such as children's favourite, Wade Whimsies.
Wade Whimsies, made by Staffordshire Potteries, date back to the 1950s.
Among the whimsies
in our jigsaw you will find the dates 1952--2002, the state coach, an orb and sceptre and even a corgi.
Q MY mother has four boxed sets of Whimsies miniature porcelain figures made by Wade, all in the original display boxes with lids.
The Country set you have is actually the First Whimsies Set Three and, collectively, the book price of all five figures is pounds 120 to pounds 150.
Wade are perhaps most famous for their NatWest pigs, whimsies
WADE, a firm which began in the early 19th Century, is famous for Nat West Piggies and Whimsies
- small, affordable animal figurines which started a collectors' craze.
QI HAVE a collection of Wade Whimsies
dating back to 1954.