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Wow, what a small item. I am absolutely sure that I've seen these before! Now, I have to go back into the recesses of my mind and figure out where and what it was from. So, I don't think it's particularly rare, but after I remember more about it I'll return and update. I know I've seen those small elephants before.

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Okay, I knew I've seen these. Evidently there's a legend behind it about a temple in Guruvayoor India that you can read about here: http://waynesword.palomar.edu/plmar97.htm

The last place to purchase them from seems to be ~ 25 years ago, at least commercially, but I'm sure they can still be found at garage sales and swapmeets.

Here's one that was on auction at one time (no pricing info though): https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/chippenham-auction...

After more research, I can see that there are many that have been sold on eBay and they go from anywhere from $10.00-$15.00. Most have around 3 lucky elephants in them. Hope this helps.

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