ENGLISH BOXED WHIMSIES

Between 1971 and 1984 Wade sold 60 different models in individual boxes. They were produced in sets of 5 models with each set having matching coloured boxes. The first 5 sets were based on 25 of the Red Rose Tea Canada models. Seven further sets were added containing 35 new models.

SET 1 - Dark Blue Boxes (1971)

Number Name Description Photo
1 Fawn Brown. Blue ears Click here
2 Rabbit Beige. Open ears Click here
3 Mongrel Light brown front. Dark back Click here
4 Kitten (Pink or red wool) Dark/light brown Click here
5 Spaniel Honey Brown Click here

 

SET 2 - Red Boxes (1972)

Number Name Description Photo
6 Duck Blue/brown. Yellow beak Click here
7 Corgi Honey brown Click here
8 Beaver Grey brown. Lighter face Click here
9 Bushbaby Brown. Blue ears Click here
10 Fox Dark brown body/tail. Lighter face/chest Click here

 

SET 3 - Dark Green Boxes (1972)

Number Name Description Photo
11 Bear cub Grey. Beige face  
12 Otter Beige. Blue base  
13 Setter Brown. Green/grey base  
14 Owl Dark brown. Lighter face/chest  
15 Trout Brown/black. Red tail. Grey/green base  

 

SET 4 - Yellow Boxes (1973)

Number Name Description Photo
16 Lion Light brown. Darker head/mane  
17 Elephant Grey. Black eyes Click here
18 Giraffe Beige Click here
19 Chimpanzee Dark/light brown. Light brown face  
20 Hippo (Large & small versions) Honey brown   

 

SET 5 - Dark Red Boxes (1974)

Number Name Description Photo
21 Squirrel Grey. Light brown face/legs. Yellow acorn  
22 Hedgehog Dark brown. Lighter face. Black nose Click here
23 Pine Marten Honey brown  
24 Field Mouse Yellow-brown  
25 Alsatian Grey. Tan face  

 

SET 6 - Light Blue Boxes (1975)

Number Name Description Photo
26 Colle Brown. Green base  
27 Cow Honey brown Click here
28 Pig (Large, medium or small) Beige. Green base   
29 Horse Grey. Green base  
30 Lamb Light brown. Green base  

 

SET 7 - Orange Boxes (1976)

Number Name Description Photo
31 Rhino Grey. Green base  
32 Leopard Yellow-brown. Green base  
33 Gorilla Grey. Green-grey base Click here
34 Camel Light brown. Green base  
35 Zebra Black (less common) or Light brown  

 

SET 8 - Magenta Boxes (1977)

Number Name Description Photo
36 Donkey Light brown. Green base  
37 Barn Owl Brown. Darker head/back. Blue base Click here
38 Cat Ginger. Grey-green base  
39 Mouse Beige. Grey-blue base  
40 Ram White. Grey face. Green base  

 

SET 9 - Mid Blue Boxes (1978)

Number Name Description Photo
41 Dolphin Grey-brown. Blue base  
42 Pelican Brown. Yellow beak. Green base  
43 Angel Fish Dark grey. Blue base  
44 Turtle Green-grey  
45 Seahorse Yellow. Grey base Click here

 

SET 10 - Light Green Boxes (1979)

Number Name Description Photo
46 Kangaroo Dark brown. Lighter base  
47 Orang-Utan Ginger  
48 Tiger Yellow  
49 Koala Bear Yellow-brown. Black nose. Green base  
50 Langur Light brown. Darker brown stump  

 

SET 11 - Dark Brown Boxes (1979)

Number Name Description Photo
51 Bison (Large & small) Brown. Darker head/mane.   
52 Bluebird Beige body/tail. Blue head/wings Click here
53 Bullfrog Brown  
54 Wild Boar Light brown. Green base  
55 Racoon Brown. Green-grey base  

 

SET 12 - Deep Blue Boxes (1980)

Number Name Description Photo
56 Penguin Grey. Yellow beak. White face/chest  
57 Seal puppy Beige. Blue base  
58 Husky Grey. Grey/green base  
59 Walrus Light brown. Grey base  
60 Polar Bear White. black nose. Blue base  

 

 

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