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Hi Alan,

just returned from my long overseas trip and see your interesting comment on the “Italian Silver Jeweled Bell” part 1b.
I was able to buy this bell in 1995 at a price of US $ 480,00. Therefore I also believe that the recent price request is
far too high for a “normal” bell collector but then again all these special bells are rather unique and if someone falls in love with it he most likely pays any price – if money does not matter! On the other hand I have my doubts about the originality of the bell auctioned during the ABA event.

The handle does not seem to me original. Maybe you can give more information on this since you have seen the bell personally.