FIRST WHIMSIES

Wade produced the first 'whimsies' in 1954. Over the next six years they produced ten sets of miniature animal models.

SET 1 - English Animals (1954-58)

Number Name Description Photo
1 Leaping Fawn White - green base Click here
2 Horse Light Brown - green/brown base Click here
3 Spaniel - with ball White - grey rear/tail Click here
4 Poodle Light Brown - white markings Click here
5 Squirrel Light Grey Click here

 

SET 2 - English Animals (1954-58)

Number Name Description Photo
1 Bull Brown legs - green base Click here
2 Lamb Brown muzzle/front legs - green base Click here
3 Kitten Grey face/paws/tail - blue bow  
4 Hare Light Grey/white - white base Click here
5 Dachshund Beige  

 

SET 3 - English Country Animals (1955-58)

Number Name Description Photo
1 Badger Grey - black/white face Click here
2 Fox Cub Light Brown Click here
3 Stoat Grey tail - red eyes Click here
4 Shetland Pony Grey mane - green base Click here
5 Retriever Brown - white legs. Green/white base Click here

 

SET 4 - African Jungle Animals (1955-58)

Number Name Description Photo
1 Lion Light Brown Click here
2 Crocodile Green/brown Click here
3 Monkey with baby Brown - green stump Click here
4 Rhinoceros Grey - green base Click here
5 Baby Elephant Grey Click here

 

SET 5 - Horses (1956-59)

Number Name Description Photo
1 Mare Light brown - brown tail/mane. Green base Click here
2 Foal Light brown - brown tail/mane. Green base  
3 Colt Light brown - brown tail/mane. Green base Click here
4 Beagle Brown patches - green base Click here

 

SET 6 - Polar Animals (1956)

Number Name Description Photo
1 King Penguin Black/white. Yellow beak  
2 Husky Light brown/white Click here
3 Polar Bear White. Blue Base Click here
4 Baby Seal Light grey - white base Click here
5 Polar Bear Cub (a) White - brown eyes/nose/claws Click here
5 Polar Bear Cub (b) Pink - brown eyes/nose/claws  

 

SET 7 - Pedigree Dogs (1957)

Number Name Description Photo
1 Alsatian Grey/brown - green/brown base Click here
2 West Highland Terrier White Click here
3 Corgi Beige/white Click here
4 Boxer Brown. Grey face - brown/green base Click here
5 Saint Bernard Brown/white Click here

 

SET 8 - Zoo Animals (1957-61)

Number Name Description Photo
1 Llama Grey face - brown/green base Click here
2 Lion Cub Brown - white chest Click here
3a Giant Panda (small) Black/white - band on chest  
3b Giant Panda (large) Black/white Click here
4 Bactrian Camel Light brown. Dark humps - green base Click here
5 Cockatoo Yellow crest - grey base Click here

 

SET 9 - North American Animals (1958-61)

Number Name Description Photo
1 Snowy Owl Brown eyes/claws Click here
2 Racoon Grey/black - white base Click here
3 Grizzly Bear Brown/white - green base Click here
4 Grizzly Bear Cub (a) Light brown - green base Click here
4 Grizzly Bear Cub (b) Brown - pink ears Click here
4 Grizzly Bear Cub (c) White - pink ears  
Cougar Brown - white face/feet Click here

 

SET 10 - Farm Animals (1959)

Number Name Description Photo
1 Pig Pink - green base  
2 Italian Goat Grey. White face/chest - green base Click here
3 Foxhound Beige patches - green base Click here
4 Shire Horse Grey mane - brown hooves Click here
5 Swan White - yellow/black beak Click here

 

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