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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
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I have a Royal Doulton elephant statute. about 15 inches high

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I have a Royal Doulton elephant statute. about 15 inches high and 25 inches long. any idea of its value?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.
Please add a photo of the elephant and any marks on the bottom. They made different models at different times. You can do this by using the paper clip icon or the ADD FILES button. These features work best on a desktop computer.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Initials on the right front foot are HN 2640.
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.
This is a Royal Doulton Fighter Elephant designed by Charles Noke and produced between the years of 1952 to 1992. These had a very high price ($2550-2625) in the 1990's-2005 or so, but have come down a bit since. The retail value of this piece today is $1500 to $1800.00. You would insure this piece for $4500.00 (retail value plus loss/sentimental value). You should reassess this value every 2 or 3 years because they could go back up again as trends change.
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.
Let's close this question by having you click the stars. If you'd like to have me assess anything else, start a new question and put 'forCustomer so that you could get me again.