Ping
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

WADE GUINNESS "MADHATTER" PROMOTIONAL FIGURE. 1968.

In December 1968, Guinness Brewing commissioned George Wade to produce four promotional figurines based on characters featured in the "Guinness Book of Advertising."
The order was for 3000 sets of the four figurines and 8000 singles ( 2000 each of the four ). These figurines have proven to be highly collectable and due to the limited issue, are hard to find and thus command a high price.

None of the figurines are marked with a Wade backstamp or mark but all have " GUINNESS " mold-marked on the front of the base. However, the hand painted underglaze finish is unmistakably "WADE".

MADHATTER-- This figure again based on a character from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland which, in turn, was based on an advertisement by Antony Groves- Raines for a 1954, edition of The Illustrated London News. The figure measures 3-1/4" high by 1-1/2" across the base.

In EXCELLENT condition, no chips or cracks.

Please look at my other GUINNESS PROMOTIONAL FIGURINES of this set in my listings.

Pickup: Avondale, Auckland.

Will combine postage for more than one purchase where possible. Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
You must log in to ask or answer questions posted. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms licence #
Firearms licence holder name
First name is required
Last name is required
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • Auckland (Non-signature)$4.31
  • Auckland > Rural (Signature)$9.40
  • Rest of North Island (Signature)$8.04
  • Rest of North Island > Rural (Signature)$11.94
  • South Island (Non-signature)$8.49
  • South Island > Rural (Signature)$13.36
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

    • Use your debit or credit card, bank account or Ping balance.
      Visa MasterCard QCard
  • Other options
    Cash, NZ bank deposit

Ping includes:

Buyer Protection Learn More