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PostSubject: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 1:33 pm

Hi all,
I have amongst my collection this elephant, made of solid plastic, no identification marks, but can't trace the manufacturer. I have many Britains and Timpo ones, but this is completely different, particularly the tusks. Can anyone help identify him/ her please??[img][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][/img]
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I have never shared a photo here before so no idea what I'm doing!!
Best wishes, Ros
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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 2:29 pm

It's a lovely model, does it have any marks on it? I know that that can sometimes help!
I'm so sorry I can't help you further than that!
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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 2:36 pm

Hi Bonnie, no there aren't any marks, and I have done a google search but nothing similar that I can see! I will keep looking, thank you :)
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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 2:37 pm

Good luck with your search!
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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 3:02 pm

It looks like a more modern Britains figure

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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 3:24 pm

Adam is right, it's a Britains figure. Not so modern though, it's the early version Indian elephant, produced between 1961 and 1971. It should normally be marked "Britains" underneath.
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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 4:07 pm

Gosh, thank you for this information! That's really interesting. It is well sculpted. And having had a really thorough look I have found a faint mark inside a back leg which I think does say Britains! I will borrow a lens and have a really careful look. How exciting! Thanks again all of you for your help
Best wishes
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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 9:21 pm

WOW !!! what a beautyful elephant Very Happy

And great that you show us pictures, - great photos Wink

Whenever I have bought one or traded for a Britains elephant, it arrived with ears or trunk or both broken off !!!
There must be a spell on me , so I am doomed to live with handicapped B.E.s Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 9:57 pm

Thank you Susanne, I haven't really been collecting that long, but discovered my children's old zoo in the loft and 'got the bug' for collecting! Most of my elephants are the more modern version of African and Indian, and most have one or both tusks missing. I do have 3 complete, but they were my most expensive! I think they are amongst the most beautiful of all the Britains range, with such gentle expressions.
I hope we both continue to enjoy our searches....my most recent specials were a platypus and a black panther!
Very Happy cheers Ros
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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 10:01 pm

Well done on the platypus and black panther. These two are probably the rarest of the Britains zoo animals.
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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyTue Nov 10, 2020 10:05 pm

Thank you Rogerpgvp...yes, they certainly don't come up for sale very often! Likewise the moose (I managed to get one in a job lot) and a gaur! On my wish list! Crocodile
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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyWed Nov 11, 2020 5:02 am

Absolutely wonderful Indian elephant model ... and now we know it is a Britains one for sure, thank`s to Roger :)
Congratulations for having it Ros Applause

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PostSubject: Re: strange elephant!   strange elephant! EmptyWed Nov 11, 2020 12:45 pm

Thank you everyone. This is such a great forum, supportive and helpful Very Happy Applause
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