Circus Elephant, standing

A-881, Circus Elephant, standing

Height: 1 5/8”

Designer: Maureen Love

Production Dates:

S1987-F1997 (Grey/blue & white base, Grey/pink & blue base, Grey/navy, white & gold base [rare])

Notes: This is also known as Circus Elephant, head up. The pink and blue bases can have pink triangles on the top and blue on the bottom, or vice versa. Gold was reportedly added to a small number of navy and white bases to cover blurred edges caused by a decorating error.

Mold Book Name: Acrobatic Circus Elephant, standing

Circus Elephant, head down

A-880, Circus Elephant, head down

Height: 2 ½”

Designer: Maureen Love

Production Dates:

S1987-S1989 (Grey with blue & white base, pink & blue base [htf], or navy, white & gold base [rare])

Mold Book Name: Acrobatic Circus Elephant, hd dn

Notes: The pink and blue bases can have pink triangles on the top and blue on the bottom, or vice versa.

Gold was reportedly added to a small number of navy and white bases to cover blurred edges caused by a decorating error.

Circus Elephant, sitting

A-879, Circus Elephant, sitting           

Height: 2 ¾”

Designer: Maureen Love

Production Dates:

S1987-F2000, as “Circus Elephant, sit” (Grey with blue & white base; pink & blue base [htf]; navy, white & gold base [rare])

Mold Book Name: Acrobatic Circus Elephant, sitting

Notes: The pink and blue bases can have pink triangles on the top and blue on the bottom, or vice versa.

Gold was reportedly added to a small number of navy and white bases to cover blurred edges caused by a decorating error.

Republican Elephant

A-308, Republican Elephant

Height: 1 5/8”

Designer: Nell Bortells

Production Dates:

F1956, as “Republican Elephant” (Grey, hole in trunk, with flag)

F1967, as “Republican Elephant” (Light brown, pink inner ears, with flag [rare])

S2000-2021, as “Baby Elephant” (Pinkish brown, revised mold; see Notes)

Mold Book Name: Elephant, Republican

Notes: Almost all of the original flags are missing. In 1956, the flag was pennant-shaped, marked with a capital R, and attached to a short stick which was glued to the elephant’s trunk. In 1967, the flag was glued to the elephant’s foot.

The mold was revised in 2000. The new mold has several differences; most noticeably, more detailed ears, an open mouth, and more wrinkle detail.

Elephant Baby

A-264, Elephant Baby                                     

Height: 1 3/8”

Designer: Maureen Love

Production Dates:

F1955-F1956; F1964-F1966, F1967-S1971, as “Baby Elephant” (Matte grey-brown/pink ears, with or without eyewhites & toenails; Gloss grey/pink ears)

F1978-2021, as “Baby Elephant” (Dark grey)

Mold Book Name: Elephant, baby

Elephant Mama

A-263, Elephant Mama                    

Height: 2 3/8”

Designer: Maureen Love

Production Dates:

F1955-F1956; F1964-F1966, F1967-S1971, as “Mama Elephant” (Matte grey-brown/pink ears, with or without eyewhites & toenails; Gloss grey/pink ears)

F1971-S1973, as “Papa Elephant” (Gloss grey)

F1978-2021, as “Elephant” (Gloss dark grey)

2006, as FS2631, Special Run for Little-Shoppe feng shui (Gold)

Mold Book Name: Elephant, mama

Notes: This is also known as Elephant Mama, facing left.

African Elephant baby 

A-191, African Elephant baby            

Height: 2”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1953-S955, as “Baby Elephant” (Gloss grey)

F1971-S1973, as “Baby Elephant” (Matte brown)

Mold Book Name: Elephant, baby

Notes: A more detailed mold version of the 1971-73 colorway exists, but is rare. It may have been a reworking of the mold shortly before it was discontinued. See comparison photo.

Elephant Mama, seated

A-159, Elephant Mama, seated

Height: 1 ½”

Designer: Tom Masterson

Production Dates:

S1952-F1952, as “Mama Elephant” (Grey)

Mold Book Name: Elephant, mama

Laughing Elephant

A-23, Laughing Elephant                                

Height: 2”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1949-F1951, as “Laughing Elephant” (Grey; White [htf])

S1952-F1952, as “Baby Elephant” (Grey)

F1967, as A-89 “Laughing Elephant” (Brown [rare])

Mold Book Name: Elephant, laughing   

Notes: There are two mold versions, A-23 and A-88. The second version is slightly smaller, has more wrinkle detail, and the tip of the trunk is tilted forward. Both versions were made in grey gloss; only the first in white, only the second in brown.