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    • #10969
      jeffsmyth
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      I recently acquired a Verdin Liberty Bell 3/8 scale I believe. It has a cert of authenticity from verdin # 186 and was presented to the McDonalds corp in 1976.
      I feel as I may have found a treasure but I don’t know for sure. Does anyone have any useful info for me?
      Thanks in advance,
      Jeff

    • #14111
      hjlong
      Member

      The Verdin Liberty Bell was sold in limited edition by Verdin during the Bicentennial. I do not know how many they sold, but they were priced rather high. They are beautiful and a welcome addition to your collection. They were advertised in the Bell Tower in 1975-1976 and searching an old issue should obtain the selling price. It would be worth more now, however.
      HJLong, MD

    • #14112
      brassbell416
      Participant

      I tried looking through my 75 and 76 Bell Towers for your bells original price but could not find it. Maybe if you send me a picture I could find it easier. I have Bell Towers from 66 to present so if there is anything I can help you or anyone with I would be glad to look it up. Riverrat72951yahoo.com

    • #14113
      hjlong
      Member

      The Verdin Bicentennial Liberty Bell that was sold for the US Bicentennial weighed 200 pounds and was produced in a limited edition of 2000. I do not recall the selling price, nor would I venture a guess at a current selling price. Perhaps John Eachus would be able to provide more information when he reads this inquiry.
      Harry Long, MD

    • #14110
      John Eachus
      Member

      Jan & Paul Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia bought the last of these Liberty Bell from the factory for $1,800.

    • #14114
      suzanne sizer
      Participant

      Hello Jeff…Suzanne Sizer from The Verdin Company. This is the first time we have posted a reply on the ABA site! Just wanted to reply to you about your Verdin Liberty Bell. Yes, it was sold to Jan Johnson and her husband Paul from Atlanta. Jan was, or perhaps still is, the president of the Southern Chimes Bell Club. Jan added the bell to her collection. She paid $2500 for the bell in 1998. Should you have any further questions about the Liberty Bells that were cast by Verdin for America’s Bicentennial, please email Robert Verdin,Sr. at rverdin@verdin.com or call him at 800-543-0488. Thanks for your interest.

    • #14115
      jeffsmyth
      Participant

      Thank you all for your interest in helping me find more information on my Liberty Bell. I spoke with Robert Virdin, he gave me all the information he had on the bell. Obviously, he is very proud of the work his company does. The bell is definately a work of art and all the details of the bell are exact, all the materials used are precisely the same as was used on the real Liberty Bell. I have to wonder what brought this work of art from Atlanta to Bucks County PA.
      Considering the state of our nation at this current time, I wonder if our founding fathers …
      That said, the economic disaster that we are currently experiencing has caused me to have to close the business I have operated for the twenty three years. Therefore, I am considering selling the “bell”

    • #27372
      bearmullins
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      I recently acquired a Verdin Liberty Bell 3/8 scale. It has a cert of authenticity from verdin # 337 and was presented to Grandview Heights,Ohio. I was hoping to find an estimate of the Value of this bell today ?

    • #27378
      bearmullins
      Participant

      picture of my bell

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    • #27381
      bearmullins
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      here is some information on this bell .
      http://www.ghmchs.org/thisweek/photo-listing21.htm#tennis

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