A blast from the past! Rare composition speaker, modelled with Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, characters from a cartoon strip published in The Daily Mirror from 1919 to 1956 - coming up for sale on Tuesday 20 February.
A rare composition speaker, modelled with Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, with the 'Wilfredian League of Gugnuncs' (WLOG) logo, 36cm high, is coming up for sale on Tuesday 20 February.
Pip, Squeak and Wilfred was a cartoon strip, describing the adventures of an orphaned family of animals, that was published in the Daily Mirror from 1919 to 1956 and conceived by Bertram Lamb.
In 1927, the Pip, Squeak and Wilfred club began. It was named the 'Wilfredian League of Gugnuncs' (WLOG). 'Gugnuncs' is a combination of two baby-talk words that are used by the character Wilfred in the cartoon strip. Nunc beng his version of Uncle. The club was hugely popular and organised competitions and events for thousands of members.
There was a WLOG member's badge in blue enamelled metal, featuring the long ears of Wilfred - among the WLOG rules was one should never eat rabbit!
Medals awarded to soldiers after the First World War were irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.
A rare composition speaker, modelled with Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, with the 'Wilfredian League of Gugnuncs' (WLOG) logo . Estimate £200-300
Homes and Interiors with Toys and Models - Tuesday 20 February, 10am
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