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Old 6th October 2010, 08:23 AM
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My collection of Britains elephant models from their zoo line. Both lead and plastic models are represented here.







Indians: left to right, plastic models: 1311(1st version), 1311(2nd version)
lead models: 901,952, 944



Africans:left to right: 1310, 1313, 1309.
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Old 6th October 2010, 08:36 AM
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Wonderful collection! I love britains, they were fantastic.
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Old 6th October 2010, 08:50 AM
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Gorgeous to view your Britain herd . Very clear photography too

Do you have other brands too ? If so , I am very much looking forward to !

R the Britains hollow plastic and lead ? And r they all made in china or England ?
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Old 7th October 2010, 06:40 AM
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Gorgeous to view your Britain herd . Very clear photography too

Do you have other brands too ? If so , I am very much looking forward to !

R the Britains hollow plastic and lead ? And r they all made in china or England ?
The plastic models are solid while the lead figures are hollowcast. All of the older Britains line, these included, were manufactured in England.
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Old 20th January 2011, 10:16 PM
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Excellent collection. The 901 Indian elephant is a rarity, especially in good condition, and you have three of them!

Yes, these were all made in England. It wasn't until the late 1980s, when the company was sold, that Britains figures were made in Hong Kong. By that time the zoo line was completely discontinued.
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How were the baby ones sold? What kinds of packaging?
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but you still have one plastic african juvenile to collect!
It was sold as a set with a little boy feeding it, and Im sorry I cant find a picture of it, but it exists!
But awesome collection!
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Old 16th May 2011, 01:12 AM
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Great to see them all together! I have only 4 elephants, three juveniles and an adult Indian. Britains are the best, in my opinion!
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Don't Britains manufacturer exist anymore?
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Wow, beautiful collection!
I had the Asian elephant with its trunk curled upwards, when I was little. Aw, I wish I had known then, that it would become a collector's item. Now it has no ears and no tusks anymore
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