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Canada's Red Rose Tea started distributing tiny Wade pieces, known as Whimsies, in 1967 as a way of helping their declining sales. One piece was put into each box of Red Rose Tea Bags. The first set of twelve animals proved to be extremely popular.
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I have a collection of the wade whimsies myself and started using Wades as a little gift to take my grandchildren when I went to visit. This started them enjoying Wade collecting as well. I currently have an assortment of 18 pieces for sale at the Vintage Touch online store at: http://deannamoyers.ecrater.com
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You can find a variety of vintage merchandise at the Vintage Touch online store and you are invited to browse my category aisles for many items that may be of interest to you.