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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Mr Pickwick, Royal Doulton toby jug, first version I believe. Character from Charles Dickens. From 1940's I think.


    1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
      Ah, brings back pleasant memories of Alfred Jingle, aka 'The Loquacious Stranger'. Jingle carried his belongings in a paper bag and described himself as a "Philosopher". Here he is warning Mr. Pickwick, with whom he was sharing a horse-drawn carriage, to duck as they approached an arch.

      Jingle: "Heads, heads - take care of your heads", cried the loquacious stranger as they came out under the low archway which in those days formed the entrance to the coachyard. "Terrible place – dangerous work – other day – five children – mother – tall lady, eating sandwiches – forgot the arch – crash – knock – children look round – mother's head off – sandwich in her hand – no mouth to put it in – head of family off – shocking, shocking. Looking at Whitehall Sir, – fine place – little window – somebody else's head off there, eh, Sir? – he didn't keep a sharp look-out either – eh, sir, eh?"

      Pickwick: 'I am ruminating,' said Mr. Pickwick, 'on the strange mutability of human affairs.'

      Jingle: 'Ah! I see—in at the palace door one day, out at the window the next. Philosopher, Sir?'

      Pickwick: 'An observer of human nature, Sir,' said Mr. Pickwick.

      Jingle: 'Ah, so am I. Most people are when they've little to do and less to get....'

      Delightful read for a Philosophy major.... : ) FYI, here's a link to the full text online.

    2. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves, musikchoo
      and many thanks for the link miKKoChristmas11, great!
    3. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love BELLIN68, and the kind comment. Really I can not claim credit for collecting these latest things, more thanks to my parents avid collecting. As there is no web site which is for "Parents Collectors Weekly"! I will just share them on CW as and when I find anything I think is interesting in the boxes I am sorting, or need help with ID. It never ceases to astound me the knowledge other collectors are willing to give freely on CW, or even conduct their own research into objects posted, and then share their findings.
    4. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love musikchoo
    5. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves inky and Manikin
    6. nldionne nldionne, 6 years ago
      Love this guy Petey
    7. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love and comment nldionne.
    8. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love pops52, and NicoleJerelen
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      Thanks for the love musikchoo
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      Thanks geo26e, and tom61375 for the loves !!

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