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    • #10788
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      One of our newest ABA members, Linda Johnston of Oregon, has taken advantage of an opportunity to promote ABA by including an ABA brochure beside a bell she has for sale on that popular on-line auction site! So the bell and the brochure are in the picture together! What a great idea! Let’s hope there are other sellers out there who will decide to do the same thing! Here’s a copy of Linda’s picture:

      Many thanks, Linda, for getting in the spirit and helping people know about the ABA! Welcome aboard!

      Carolyn

    • #13515
      Frank
      Participant

      Looks like a Chinese hat pin bell.

    • #13516
      jimgrigg
      Participant

      Looking for Hat Pin Bells.
      What is the on-line auction site…………….E-Bay or other?
      Thanks, Jim Grigg, Atlanta

    • #13517
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Jim,

      They are called Mandarin Hat Button Bells. You can find an article about them in the Library section of the “Bell Talk” Forum: https://americanbell.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=432

      Carolyn

    • #13518
      Diane
      Member

      Wonderful idea Linda! Thank you. New members = new ideas – exactly what we need. Keep up the good work. 😀

      Here’s a build on Linda’s idea. If all the members that sell bells on auction sites (would send for) and attach those great stringed advertising tags ABA has it would spread the word about ABA to exactly the right people – people buying bells.

      Also a question; is there a legal issue with mentioning ebay or any sales site by name here on the forum?

    • #13519
      hjlong
      Member

      Those who are old enough will remember that ABA member, S. S. Sarna included a tag on all of his bells that were sold in the 1950s and 60s listing the ABA and contact information. We got quite a few mwmbers as a result of those tags. Unfortunately he listed the 1950s dues “$2.50” which created some confusion when people found out what the dues really were at the time.
      Harry Long, MD

    • #13520
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @Diane wrote:

      Wonderful idea Linda! Thank you. New members = new ideas – exactly what we need. Keep up the good work. 😀

      Here’s a build on Linda’s idea. If all the members that sell bells on auction sites (would send for) and attach those great stringed advertising tags ABA has it would spread the word about ABA to exactly the right people – people buying bells.

      Also a question; is there a legal issue with mentioning ebay or any sales site by name here on the forum?

      Diane,

      It is not a legal issue but it is a policy issue. If you go to the Rules for Sellers at viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13, you will find that #5 says: Please do not advertise the fact that you have posted your bell(s) for sale on another website or with an auction house such as e-Bay.

      The fact that ebay exists is part of today’s culture and many of us regularly look for bells there. So, the mentioning of ebay is not an issue nor is it an issue to mention the American Bell Association when posting bells for sale on ebay. We are a collectors organization. They are a for-profit business. The ABA does not allow free advertising on its website. If you read #2 on the Rules for Sellers page, you will see there are instruction for how to place a paid ad in The Bell Tower.

      In the case of the posting I deleted recently, the person had a bell collection for sale. Again, we do not allow free advertising for the sale of bell collections on the website. We do accept paid ads in The Bell Tower from non-ABA members.

      Hope this helps you and others who have been wondering about this.

      Carolyn
      Admin

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