Our mother passed 33 years ago and her bell collection stayed in the house with dad till his passing 13 years ago. The bell collection has been at our house since, and we need to start tossing crap because we’re running out of room. We made it to one of the bell boxes, there might be more. The siblings don’t want them and the wife wants to donate to Goodwill, which is where they’ll go if this doesn’t work.
I hate to see it just sit on a shelf with a $1.50 tag on it, so I was wondering if there is a way I could connect to one of you or a group to have them go to a happy home(s). I don’t think there’s anything rare or valuable, I’d still be doing the same thing. Its mainly comprised of, going of 40 year old childhood memories, the hand bells that have a stick or something sticking out and the metal ringing part with the knocker inside. Sorry if I butchered those terms. They are not the hand bells they play in church. Like what you ring for a butler I guess. I got no idea how to type them correctly.
I’m in Illinois and notice there’s no chapters here. Looking at Wisconsin’s schedule there’s a meeting coming up in November, maybe cart them up there with a free to good home sigh?
I’m open for suggestions, I don’t mind driving a little bit just to assure they are going to a good place, not looking to make any money, just looking for a good home.
I don’t know whether or not you still have your mother’s bell collection that you would like to have go to a bell-loving home but, if you haven’t already done son, I suggest you go to our Frequently Asked Questions page https://americanbell.org/resources/frequently-asked-questions/ and read the suggestions regarding how to dispose of a bell collection.