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Figurine Variation  


The Rabbit with its ears together was first issued in 1967 as part of the Canada Red Rose Tea Series #1. However, during the fettling process (where they clean up the rough edges) the tips of the Rabbit's ears were being damaged, so they replaced the mold with one that had the ears apart. The Rabbit with the ears together is more rare as it was only produced for a year or two.

Bush Baby

The Bush Baby was originally issued with a multi-coloured glaze, and it could have a large back leg or a small back leg. It was part of the Canada Red Rose Tea Series #1, Series #4, and also sold as a Whimsie in the UK.




When it was re-released as part of the Red Rose Tea US Series #1 (1983-1985), it was as a single glaze figurine with either a large back leg or a small back leg.



The Giraffe was part of the Canada Red Rose Tea Series #1, #4 and #5, as well as the US Series #2, and it was also sold as a Whimsie in the UK. It was always a single glaze, although the lightness and darkness of the glaze varies. Over the years it was issued with a thick base, a thin base, and with no base.


The Hippo was part of Canada Red Rose Tea Series #1, and the US Series #1. It was also sold as a Whimsie in the UK. It can be found in a small (15/16" x 1 1/2") and a large (1 1/16" x 1 3/4") size.

There is also a "medium sized" Hippo that is approximately  1" x 1 5/8"



Although the Hedgehog always looks the same shape and is a consistent colourway, it's recessed base has a number of variations. It can come with two 'pads' or 'feet', or with three pads. Also, the "Wade England" moldmark comes in a variety of orientations - rightside up, upside down, or at a 45 degree angle.


Like the Hippo, the Bison can be found in two sizes. The small Bison is 1 1/4" x 1 5/8", while the large Bison is 1 3/8" x 1 3/4".


The Langur was originally sold as a Whimsie in the UK in 1979. It was multi-coloured and there was no gap between the Langur's head and the tree trunk. It was also part of the Canada Red Rose Tea Series #4. Later, it was issued as a brown single glaze figurine in the US Series #2 and the Canada Series #5. These single glaze Langurs came in two different molds - one with a gap between the head and the tree trunk, and one without the gap.


The Terrapin comes in a single glaze which varies from green to brown, and sometimes it can be found with both glaze colours on the same figurine. The "Wade England" moldmark in it's recessed base can be upside down, or rightside up.



The circus Tiger was originally issued in the Tom Smith Party Crackers set called "Circus Animals" (1978 - 1979).


It was issued again in the U.S.A. Red Rose Tea promotion "Circus Animal" series (1994 - 1999). This was the same mold, but note the "ruff" (the additional hair) on the belly and under the chin.



Old King Cole

Old King Cole can be found with a gap between his feet, and without the gap. The figurine on the left (without the gap) is the more rare of the two.

Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts can be found with 2 large hearts on the front of her dress, or with two smaller hearts. It also was made with multiple tiny hearts on the dress, but that variation is extremely rare.