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      I’m trying to get a ballpark value on a bell I’ve found. It is stamped: C.S. Bell & CO., #24, Hillsboro, O.
      I’ve read all about the company but I’m not sure how to value the bell. It is in great condition.
      Thanks for any help!

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      Neil Goeppinger (a well respected former ABA President and a collector of big bells) has said in his article about C.S.Bell bells (on this forum under “Library” at https://www.americanbell.org/belltalk/viewtopic.php?t=47 )>>

      Values: Most steel and iron dinner bells run from $125 to $225 depending on size and condition. School bells run from $250 to $400, and Church bells run from $500 on up. Large bells are a thin market and it’s really what one person will give and another will accept. I’ve seen a school bell in an antique shop for $2,400. I’m guessing it’s still there

      I’d say “stick with this as a ball-park guess”

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