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Tunnel of Love

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Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Subset Name: Romance Annual
Made In: England
Status: Fixed Edition
Carving Date: 2010
Release Date: 1/19/2011
In Store Date: 1/24/2011
Edition Size: 400
Dimensions (Inches): 2 x 2 x 3

S e c r e t s:
Peter chose beavers as the theme for his 2011 Romance Annual for two reasons. Firstly, beavers pair for life, a requirement for the Romance pieces, and secondly, he hadn’t carved a beaver themed box figurine since 1995’s “Damnable Plot”. “Tunnel of Love”, a fixed edition of 400, is replete with inscriptions: “Castor Canadensis” is the scientific name for the Canadian Beaver, “lodge” is the home of the beaver, “kits” are the young, and “merkin” – well, we suggest you look that up on Wikipedia. Moving swiftly along, the interior shows a beaver with a chainsaw, a reference to its ability to fell trees quickly. Look carefully at the beaver tails and you may be able to see the initials of two HK founders.