These Royal Doulton napkin rings were passed down to me from my Grandma. Tam from A Treasured Past noticed them in a photo on a recent post, & said they were worth a lot of money (thanks for the tip Tam!). I was thinking that meant $50 or something. I did an online search & was pretty pleased to find that each napkin ring is worth $750-1000 US. I always thought they were pretty ugly, but I must say I like them a lot more now. But I feel a wee bit nervous about having them on display!
This character is called 'Fat Boy' created in 1935-36.
Another wonderful Dickens character, Joe, the Fat Boy, was the lazy glutton who worked as servant to Mr.. Wardle in "The Pickwick Papers."
This character is called 'Sairy Gamp' & was created in 1935-39.
In Charles Dickens' 1843 novel, "Martin Chuzzlewit'" Sairey Gamp is a gossiping, gin-drinking midwife and nurse.