1930s but from 1880s
This bone china thimble by Royal Staffordshire depicts Wilkie Collins on the front and contains a short biography on the back. The exact image used is not known but it seems to be taken from the images of the 1880s but with his hair darkened.

It is one of a series containing Edgar Wallace, Walter de la Mare, Charles Dickens, and Frederick Marryat. The date is unknown but it predates Walter de la Mare's death in 1953 and is probably in the 1930s.


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