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I believe that this is a non-LEGO custom turban piece: It is manufactured by BrickForge and is available for purchase directly from them. It's currently not available in Sand Green though, so if you're hoping to get your hands on this exact piece, you'll need to check BrickForge resellers or secondary markets such as Ebay.
The short answer is no, this does not make your set more valuable. You have recieved a set that contains what Bricklink calls an "Alternate Item". These are alternate pieces/stickers/colors/etc. that are packaged into normal sets by LEGO in order to ship out the sets in the event of a part shortage. They are perfectly normal. And, usually, they are more ...
This is part is commonly found in the Divers theme back in the late 90's (http://brickset.com/sets/theme-Town/subtheme-Divers) The part in question is a minifigure accessory: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30092
This is a "Underwater Scooter". It's a handheld device to propel a diver forward. Similar devices can be seen in the James Bond movie "Thunderball".
48379 is the part number for the torso piece. 2003 would be the copyright date for the LEGO trademark. They are both promotional items which were distributed with McDonald Happy Meals. Bricklink: 7923-1 (White Soccer Player #4) Bricklink: 7917-1 (Blue Basketball Player #22)
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