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Many thanks to Gary for properly identifying this piece ... it is a ...


Chinese Charm with 24 "Good Fortune" Characters and 24 "Long Life" Characters


The most common Chinese character (symbol) seen on charms is fu (福) which means "good fortune" and happiness. The second most common Chinese character (symbol) appearing on charms is shou (寿) meaning "long life" or longevity.


Has 24 different variations of the "good fortune" character fu written on one side and 24 different variations of the "long life" character shou written on the other side.


Please check out http://primaltrek.com/fortunelongevity.html for full details

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