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This following table is arranged in chronological order, and all photos are of our personal collection.

CANADA

 

ENGLAND

 

USA

  First Whimsies (1953 - 1958)
49 Animal Figurines sold in ten numbered sets
     - 9 sets of 5, plus 1 set of 4
 
 
  Balding and Mansell - "Flintstones Party Crackers" (1965)
8 figurines
        - 4 Flintstones figurines
        - plus the Bluebird, Hedgehog, Terrapin, and Crocodile
          which were later included in the Red Rose Tea,
          Canada series 1
 
 
Red Rose Tea - Series 1 (1967 - 1973)    
32 Animal Figurines


 

Balding and Mansell - "Wade Animal Party Crackers" (late 1960's)
8 figurines
        - 4 Flintstones figurines
        - plus the black Zebra
        - plus the Giraffe, Hippo, and Wild Boar
           which were the same as those in Canada series 1
 
 
  Dogs and Puppies (1969 - 1982)
     - 15 larger dog figurines
     - 5 sets of three, an adult dog plus two pups
 
 
Red Rose Tea - Series 2 (1971 - 1979)    
24 Nursery Rhyme Figurines



 
Second Whimsies (1971 - 1984)
60 Animal Figurines
     - sold individually, or in sets of five
     - 25 were the same as those in Canada Series 1
     - 17 more were later released in Canada Series 4

 
 
  Nursery Favourites (1972 - 1981)
     - 20 large Nursery Rhyme Figurines
     - 4 sets of five, sold individually

 
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Animates" (1973 - 1975)
     - 8 animal figurines
 
 
  Horse Sets (1974 - 1981)
     - 6 larger horse figurines
     - 2 sets of three, an adult horse plus two foals
 
 
  Championship Dogs (1975 - 1981)
     - 5 larger, purebred dogs
 
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Safari Park" (1976 - 1977)
     - 10 animal figurines
 
 

 
Whoppas (1976 - 1981)
15 larger animal figurines
     - 3 sets of five, sold individually
     - advertized as the:  "Big brothers to the famous Whimsies"

 
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Circus" (1978 - 1979)
     - 10 circus animal figurines



 
 
Red Rose Tea - Series 3 (1981)    
15 Whoppas
     - not packaged with the tea
     - available by mailing in a proof-of-purchase plus $1 for postage

 
Tom Smith Crackers - "British Wildlife" (1980 - 1981)
     - 8 animal figurines
 
 
Red Rose Tea - Series 4 (1982 - 1984)
23 Animal Figurines
     - 6 were the same as Canada Series 1
 
 
Tom Smith Crackers - "Farmyard Animals" (1982 - 1983)
     - 8 animal figurines
Red Rose Tea American Series 1 (1983 - 1985)
15 Animal Figurines (all single colour glazes)
     - 11 were the same animals as Canada Series 1
     - 1 was the same as Canada Series 4 (Turtle)|
     - 3 were never issued in Canada
           >Elephant, previously issued in UK 2nd Whimsies
           >Hare and Squirrel, previously in Tom Smith's "British Wildlife"
 
  Whimsie-Land  -Set 1 - "Pets"  (1984)
     - 5 animal figurines
 
 
  Whimsie-Land  -Set 2 - "Wildlife"  (1984)
     - 5 animal figurines

 
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "World of Survival" (1984 - 1985)
     - 8 animal figurines
 
 
Red Rose Tea - Series 5 (1985 - 1986)    
15 Animal Figurines
     - all single colour glazes


 

Whimsie-Land  -Set 3 - "Farmyard"  (1985)
     - 5 animal figurines
Red Rose Tea American Series 2 (1985 - 1996)
Started with 15 Animal Figurines (all single colour glazes)    
          - the same as Canada Series 5
Five more animal figurines were added in 1990.
          - Cockateel, Pony, Kitten, Puppy, Bunny
 
  Whimsie-Land  -Set 4 - "Hedgerow"  (1986)
     - 5 animal figurines

 
 


 

Tom Smith Crackers - "Wildlife" (1986 - 1987)
     - 8 animal figurines

 
 
  Whimsie-Land  -Set 5 - "British Wildlife"  (1987)
     - 5 animal figurines
 
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Nursery Rhyme" (1988)
     - 6 Nursery Rhyme figurines


 
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Your Pets" (1988 - 1989)
     - 8 animal figurines
 
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "World of Dogs" (1990 - 1991)
     - 8 Dog figurines


 

   
 
  My Fair Ladies - (1990 - 1992)
     - 16 large figurines
     - 2 sets of eight

 

 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Bird Life" (1992 - 1993)
     - 8 animal figurines
Red Rose "Decaffeinated Tea"  promotion (1992)
20 Animal Figurines (all single colour glazes)

     - Same as American Series 2, but not packaged in the decaffeinated tea.
     - Available by mailing in an order form, a UPC, plus postage.
     - A separate UPC was required for each figurine.
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Snowlife" (1992 - 1997)
     - 8 animal figurines
 
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Tales from the Nursery" (1994 - 1997)
     - 10 Nursery Rhyme figurines
Red Rose "Circus Animal" Series (1994 - 1999)
15 Circus Figurines
     - 10 were the same as the Tom Smith Crackers "Circus" set
     -  5 were new molds
- a porcelain Circus Ring for displaying the figurines was sold separately
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Cat Collection" (1996 - 1997)
     - 10 Cat figurines

 
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Christmas Time" (1996 - 1997)
     - 6 "Bear Ambitions" figurines

 
 
  Tom Smith Crackers - "Hedgerow" (1998 - 1999)
     - 8 animal figurines
Red Rose "Endangered North American Animals" (1998 - 2002)
10 Animal Figurines (all single colour glazes)


 

  Tom Smith Crackers - "Sealife" (1998 - 1999)
     - 8 animal figurines

 
 
  "New Colourway" Whimsies - Set 1 - "Animals" (1998 - 2000)
     - 6 animal figurines

 
 
  "New Colourway" Whimsies - Set 2 - "Animals" (2000 - 2001)
     - 6 animal figurines
 
 
  "New Colourway" Whimsies - Set 3 - "Nurseries" (2000 - 2001)
     - 6 miniature nurseries

 
 
"" "New Colourway" Whimsies - Set 4 - "Nurseries" (2000 - 2001)
     - 6 miniature nurseries

 
 
  Wade Ceramics Limited Christmas Crackers Nursery Set (2001)
     - 8 miniature nurseries

 
 
 
Absolutely Crackers Ltd. Bird Whimsies (2001)
     - 8 bird figurines - similar to the Tom Smith Birdlife set,
        but with different colourways,
        and with a Snowy Owl instead of a Barn Owl
 
Red Rose "Noah's Ark" Series (2002 - 2007)
15 Figurines (all single colour glazes)
- a porcelain Ark for displaying the figurines was sold by mail
  "New Colourway" Whimsies - Set 5 - "Farmyard" (2003)
     - 6 animal figurines

 

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US Red Rose Tea Promotions from 1983 - present

  Wade Ceramics Limited Christmas Crackers Safari Set (2003)
     - 6 animal figurines

 
 
 
Absolutely Crackers Ltd. Safari Whimsies (2003)
     - 6 animal figurines the same as the Wade Christmas Crackers Safari Set

 
 

 

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