Beware of Golliwogs!
Hi, do some of you still have some of these???
I'm sure we used to have a number of them, but what has become of them, no idea! And I also have no idea as to how we used to get them? They could have been got as freebies in the jam, and perhaps you had to collect a certain number of tokens??
Of course today I suppose they would be considered politically incorrect: this article refers to Robertson's marmalade as having the reference and submitting to the (maybe understandable) pressure:
It's fun to realize the Golliwogs had really pervaded a number of cultural products; Firecrackers:
And of course the famous badges! This website says "Golly memorabilia includes such things as clocks, watches, tableware, porcelain figurines, jewelry, aprons, knitting patterns, dolls, pencils, erasers, and, of course, the Golly tokens themselves."
Did you remember the Enid Blyton Golliwog stories?
Apparently Golliwog came up in Noddy stories too! Normal I suppose, since Mrs Blyton was openly racist, as everybody knows .
On the aforementioned "historical" page, they refer to the "Golly" exclamation: do you think it comes from the friendly little figure's name?
26/9/2014 addition: Noël sends me these:
Nice, because it's almost the same as the one at the top of this post, but this one has a broad smile! and here's the back:
He also has the brooch of some Robertsons Lemons:
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