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You are looking at a pressed brass ashtray dating to the 1930s. This lovely ashtray measures just under three and three quarter inches square, and as you can see is in very nice condition considering it's age and purpose.
This Club was founded in 1928 by Captain Horace Hobbs. Dogs that became members of The Tail-Waggers Club received a special collar medallion engraved with the Club's logo and the motto 'I help my pals'. In just over a twelve months, the Club flourished and more than 200,000 dogs had enrolled, enabling £20,000 to be donated to aid the work of the Royal Veterinary College.
Within a couple of years of it's founding, The Tail-Waggers Club was able to offer financial support to the newly-formed Guide Dogs for the Blind. During the mid-30's, the Club had almost a million dog members, including those belonging to members of the Royal family and many famous celebrities.
The Club continued on a reduced scale after World War 11 and in 1960, Spillers petfood company bought the club assets. The Club received a number of substantial legacies, and Spillers registered a charitable trust in 1972 to administer these funds - the Tailwaggers Club Trust. Today, Tailwaggers operates as an extremely small organisation and gives support to both Dogs and Cats.
An unusual ashtray that will make a fine addition to any collection.
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