I am the owner of the original ship’s bell for the HMS CARLILE. This ship was used as a troop ship during WW1 and WW2 and was bombed and destroyed in Alexanderia, Egypt. I would like to sell this bell, but have no idea of a fair asking price. Can you help me?
The ship”s bell is: 12 1/2″ high, 12 3/4 across the base, the lettering is 1 1/2 high on all three lines, and read as follows: H.M.S. CARLISLE 1918 The top of the bell look’s like the Queen’s crown. There is a chip that is 3 1/4 X 1/4 inches on the base of the bell/left side looking at the engraving. The bell weighs 43 pounds on our bathroom scale. The bell is brass. This is the ship that was sunk at Alexandria. Ken
If you have an opinion about the value of this bell, please post it.
This inquiry was originally sent to the ABA’s Internet Coordinator. Responses are opinions of individuals based on their personal research and knowledge.
This posting is way overdue. Ken, if the bell is still available, please contact the gentleman who sent me this response:
That is a really nice bell you have there. Even with the slight damage. I have seen bells like that go for well over $1000 on ebay. If i were you I would put it on ebay. Start it at $300 and put a reserve of $1,500 and see what happens. Let me know if you do that.