Plush elephant: circa 2000 - 2001 purple, blue and turquoise/mint green roughly 12”-14”

Plush elephant: circa 2000 - 2001 purple, blue and turquoise/mint green roughly 12”-14”

Posted by: Find Ellie 2002
Beloved plush elephant accidentally left in a taxi cab in Aruba in 2010. I bought this for my son when I was pregnant with him in 2001, he was born in February 2002. He named him Ellie and it was his favorite. I have been searching for a replacement all these years. The tag was removed so I don’t know the brand. I’ve seen so many pink (Gund) elephants over the years that resemble Ellie, but never with the unique color combination of the purple, blue and turquoise/mint green mottled blend of colors. He was silky soft, like a velour almost, but also with a cotton-like texture. The eyes are stitched not hard plastic eyes. He was roughly 12”-14” in size (but that’s just a guess) He was purchased in a store on Pickering Wharph in Salem Massachusetts in the winter of 2001, the name of the store was Petit Cherí, it has long since closed. Any information or advise is greatly appreciated and welcomed. I have had a continuing daily search on eBay for years now with no luck. My hope is to someday find a replacement and surprise my son. It’s not that I think my now 16 almost 17 year old will play with Ellie, but the loss of him was so crushing at the time, and I’m hoping it will mend a little wound from long ago. Full disclosure: I’m super sentimental and since I bought this toy for my son before he was even born and it ended up being his favorite, it’s hard for me to let go of the idea of reuniting the two. Thanks so much if you’ve read all of this!
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