Anyone know what happened to these Elephant tusks?

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  1. AfricaHunting.com

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    I received this morning an email from South Africa, if anyone has any information or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

    Morning Jerome, Need some help locating the whereabouts of a pair of tusks. The jumbo was shot by my brother-in-laws late father, Mr. F Janse Van Rensburg. The old man was farming in the Eldoret area in Kenya up and till the late 1950's. They used to go jumbo hunting on a regular basis. The elephant in question was shot in 1949 on the Tana river close to Garrisa. Weights were, as we can recall 147 and 148 lb's. Their lengths were +- 11 feet. The old man used a .425 WR. We know that they were displayed at the Nairobi train station for some time. What happened to them then is a mistery.
    Your input would be greatly appreciated
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    MASSIVE TUSKS ............ wish to know about their whereabouts ....

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    Tusks

    The wispers around the campfire go that the oldman and his brother shot a an even bigger (illegal) tusker in Somalia. A single tusker, other one broken of 2/3 of lenghth. Full tusks weight were 212 lb and broken one 80 lb+. Bought himself a new Massey Harris tractor with the ill gained proceeds ! Were tough times for farmers then in Kenya after WW 2
     
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    The pic I have was found in my oupas stuff when he died! There aren't any other pics of him so I have no idea of the real story behind it...Just such an awesome Elephant!
     
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    It would be interesting to hear the true story behind this giant.
     
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    Bet they got made into snooker balls like most them from from that era!:crying:
     
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    Jerome, SpikeT told me he shot that Jumbo, and has the tusks on his wall....???? Was he lying to me? :confused::draught::beer:

    Just having some fun at spike's expense, monster Jumbo though.
     
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    now they are the small ones!! you should see the big tusks i have framing these ones ;):p:humble::biggrin2::beer:
     

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