Sam Weller toby jug produced in Czechoslovakia circa 1935. The son of the coachman Tony Weller and faithful manservant of Mr. Pickwick, Sam Weller is one of the most popular, and to many critics the greatest conceived, of Dickens' characters. With his native charm and endless stream of anecdotes and witticisms he is the most quoted and copied character in the "Pickwick Papers". Sam is found by Mr. Pickwick as a boot cleaner at the White Hart and employed as a "gen'l'm'n's gen'l'm'n'. Quick witted and good humored, he is the archetypal cockney. Always at the ready to look after his master in every vicissitude, Sam's resourcefulness and experience prove invaluable in helping extricate Mr. Pickwick from the scrapes in which he becomes innocently involved. The Erphila mark is that of the US importer Ebeling & Reuss of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.