Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums General `Bell Stuff` Barbaran Bell from 1853

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    • #11709
      Bellgirl6
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      I have done extensive research on my French Bell and have found that there has been great interest. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I spoke with a man on the phone from Antiques Road Show and he said it’s worth probably 2-5 but could be worth a lot more. Any reputable buying companies out there, or places where to sell it?

      here’s some info on bell.

      Made in 1853 by the Baraban Brothers in Nancy
      Weight 51/50 Kg
      Number 278

      Names appear around top of bell – Ludmile, Eugenie, Catherine, Rose, Agnes

      “Faite en 1853 par les freres Baraban A Nancy Poids 50/51Kg

      Missing Clapper- Crack on Top
      Approx Measurments:

      20inch H
      19 Inch W
      21 inch diameter

    • #16278
      clapper
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      your bell has a long crack starting at the top and going down and around the body. and it will get longer over time..that hurts the value for any bell company to buy it….

    • #16279
      Bellgirl6
      Participant

      @clapper wrote:

      your bell has a long crack starting at the top and going down and around the body. and it will get longer over time..that hurts the value for any bell company to buy it….

      In response- the crack does not go all the way around the bell. Any ideas on where to sell would be ever so helpful!

    • #16280
      hjlong3
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      You might check with http://www.brosamersbells.com . The crack might make Bob less interested in this bell, but if you are looking to sell, he might be interested in making an offer.
      Harry Long, MD

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