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Father Knows Best

Name: Father Knows Best
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Item No: TJTT
Collection Name: Treasure Jest
Subset Name: Small Treasure Jest
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Made In: England
Status: Fixed Edition
Carving Date: 2003
Release Date: 10/22/2003
In Store Date: 1/1/2004
Retirement Date:
Edition Size: 2500
US Issue Price in USD: $55
UK Issue Price in GBP: £39.95
CAN Issue Price in CND: $85
Category: Box Figurine
Dimensions (Inches): 3.25 x 3.25 x 3
Ordering Information: Available at select HK dealers or through the secondary market.

S e c r e t s

The Tasmanian Tiger, or Thylacine, was once found throughout the Australian continent, but later confined to just Tasmania. Settlers, loss of habitat, bounty hunters and disease finally brought about the extinction of this animal, with the last known specimen dying in the Hobart Zoo in 1936. Despite a lack of proof, many people believe that they still exist in the dense Tasmanian forests. The date of death of the last known Tiger, Sept. 7, 1936, is inscribed between the forelegs of the adult. “Benjamin” was the name given to the last Thylacine. “Devil” between the paws of one of the pups references the Tasmanian Devil, which is now endangered and threatened with extinction. £3 is the bounty that would have been paid for the two adult and two juvenile Thylacines. “Alan and Julie” on the lid is for a keeper at the Cotswold Animal Park and his wife, a keen HK collector. The chicken is hiding because it would have been a meal for the Tigers and the mouse is sheltering between the pups. The base of the piece is shaped like the island of Tasmania, with the arrow pointing North.

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