Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums General `Bell Stuff` My Bell Object for the Month of July 2015

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      These so-called animal bells are usually inexpensive but nevertheless interesting bell collector items.The older ones are very often hand-painted showing highlights of the region where they come from and carried away by visitors as a nice souvenir. I have about 30 different bells of this kind in my collection and I wonder if there are others in our ABA community specialized in this type of bells (old, hand-painted – not the new ones with labels instead of paint).

      Hopefully someone can come forward with hints on literature, photos or a private catalogue covering this – which I think is an interesting side line of our bell collecting activity.

      The bell presented here is a souvenir from Tirol / Austria showing the landscape around IMST.


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