This is the first Annual. "Wilfred", the rabbit at that stage was not head-lined - that changed in 1924. They are a most unusual alliance of a dog, a penguin and a rabbit.

My collection includes books, puzzles, lead figures, stuffed toys, porcelain plates, a sweet tin and figural objects.

Dismal Desmond is the dog on this early German Postcard. He was created as a stuffed toy by the Deans Ragbook Company and was a huge hit for a few years, before becoming another forgotten character like many other toy crazes since then.

Interestingly he was never actually a comic character, but the image was a a hit in Europe and the USA. My collection includes stuffed figures made by Deans but many porcelain and celluloid figures.

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