MY GRANDFATHER HAD A SET OF BELLS THAT HE WOULD HANG BY THE FRONT DOOR EVERY
CHRISTMAS. HE PASSED AWAY NINE YEARS AGO AND AFTER HIS PASSING, I ASKED MY FATHER IF I COULD HAVE THESE BELL. MY FATHER HAD NOT KNOW ABOUT THEM, NOR DID ANY OF MY FAMILY. BUT THEY WERE SOMETHING THAT MY GRANDFATHER SHARES WITH ME.
ANY WAY THE BELLS HAD COME FROME HIS MOTHER. WHEN I CAME HOME FROM WORK ONE DAY THEY WERE IN A BOX ON MY FRONT PORCH, WHICH WAS A GREAT SURPRSE.
THERE ARE 8 BELLS TOTAL ON A WOVEN ORANGE AND BLONDE ROPE. THE BELLS ARE ALL BRASS AND EACH ONE IS STAMPED WITH A BOOKLET DATING FROM 1949 TO 1950. THE BOOKS HAVE S.S.SARNA INC AND BELLS OF SARNA ON THEM. WOULD THESE BELLS BE PART OF A COLLECTION OR EACH BELL HAS ITS OWN VALUE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE MORE INFORMATION.
Sarna commonly included a brief description of each bell that was attached to the string. Each card also commonly advertised the American Bell Association, but that might not have occurred until the 1950s. In the 1950s and 1960s there was usually only one card attached to the entire string of bells. What you have is an older string of Sarna bells; the cards should describe each individual bell and will enhance the value of the string. These strings of bells sold for only a few dollars in the late 1940s and 1950s, but should be worth 10-20 times that today. Savor the sentimental value of these bells and recognize them as an early string of Sarna Bells. It would be wonderful if you could share a picture of your bells on this site.