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167a – The Book of the American Bell Association
Author A C Meyer and Mary Alter Collins Publisher: Bell Tower, 1954
Format: Looseleaf – Perfed and Posted Condition: Good
Other notes: Ex-library, with expected library markings. Cover worn.
Book is inscribed to previous owner. Contents are crisp, clean, complete and undamaged.
Book was donated to Friends of the Omaha Public Library.

The description is not quite correct. The book was dedicated to A C Meyer and Mary Alter Collins.

This is a copy of ABA Book 1, usually the hardest to find and most expensive.
It was printed on looseleaf pages, with a wraparound cover, and held together with clips or post binders.
Book 2 (1963), Book 3 (1970), and Book 4 (1980) were hardbound.

No pictures were provided in the listing, but shown below are scans of the cover and first three pages.

P.S. If you would like to meet the two girls in the last photo and their two sisters,
come to the 2013 ABA Convention in Atlanta.

An alert ABA member spotted this copy and grabbed it as a buy-it-now at a very good price.



167b – Antique silver plated table bell with antique college uniformed boy finial
4.5 inch high

Scant description, but not much is needed – you know it when you see it!
Attractive figure on an attractive base, decent size for display.
Sometimes these silver plate figurals slip through at an amazingly low price.



167c – Dainty Pink Shelley Fine Bone China Bell ROSE SPRAY pattern
DAINTY PINK Shelley fine bone china bell in the Rose Spray 13545 pattern.
Perfect condition. Scalloped edge with dainty pink handle.
The bell has its white clanger and measures 5.5″ tall (14cm)

These Shelley bone china bells do not often appear.
Always expensive, and a crossover category with interest from both bell and china collectors.
As Gorham made silver tea bells to match their flatware patterns,
Shelley made china tea bells to match their table settings.

Rose Spray Cup & Saucer; Trio (w/ 8″ cake plate)