Re: Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 112)
112a – Antique German “Kaiser Glocke” Bell Brass
Antique Brass German “Kaiser Glocke” with inscriptions and decorations. Clapper is in great shape.
There are a couple of small nicks at the base otherwise in excellent condition.
Age is at least 60 years old. Measures 5.25″ tall x 3″ across as base.
For more information about this bell, see Lois Springer The Collector’s Book of Bells, pp. 99-100.
This bell may be found in this brass/bronze version, or in a more elaborate silverplated version that also sometimes has a metal mounting stand. With the brass/bronze version the inscription plate and medalions
are cast as part of the bell, while in the silverplated version they are applied separately.
Someone got a terrific bargain, as these used to sell for hundreds of dollars.
112b – 1995 BRONZE BELL-American Bald Eagle Wildlife Sculpture-MCCOMBIE
DIMENSIONS: 4 3/4″ X 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.
Total weight: approx. 3 3/4 lbs.
DESCRIPTION: Vintage, original sculpture / bell in the form of the head of an American Bald Eagle.
By John McCombie. Heavy, solid cast bronze. Cowboy boot clapper. Expertly modeled, cast and finished. Highly realistic. Very high quality. Signed in casting and dated ’95.
Engraved interior: signature, numbered 95/500 and dated ’95.
Another great bargain. One of these sold in the 2012 ABA Convention auction for $300.
112c – Vintage Harold Lloyd Mechanical tin bell toy
You are bidding on this rare and Hard to fine Harold Lloyd tin mechanical bell toy. This toy is 6″ tall and 4″ wide. I have no idea how old it is, but I think it is from the 40’s. The toy is from the 1920’s silent movie star Harold Lloyd. When you pull the lever down it moves the face down to cover the smile and the bell rings. This toy is one of the better ones I have seen with 99.99% of the original paint and very, very little surface rust on the back as shown in the photo.