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    • #11204
      Anonymous
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      Roger asks for our help:

      I would like information on the Norman Rockwell shaker bells made in the late 70’s. how many etc.

      If you can help, please post a response.
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      This inquiry was originally sent to the ABA’s Internet Coordinator. Responses are opinions of individuals based on their personal research and knowledge.
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    • #14804
      12tmra6
      Member

      HI, What Norman Rockwell bells do you mean. There were about 4 or 5 companies that made them.
      back in the 70’s. Let me know and I might be able to give you some information. Lora

    • #14805
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Roger writes:

      Regarding Norman Rockwell bells. I have five different ones. Each one different. around the rim it says ‘ART FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BROWN & BIGELOW’ B&B U.S.A. limited edition GORHAM E.P. Roger

      This inquiry was originally sent to the ABA’s Internet Coordinator. Responses are opinions of individuals based on their personal research and knowledge.

    • #14806
      12tmra6
      Member

      Hi Roger, I guess my reply didn’t go through. I’m sorry but That is the one series I don’t have any information about. I have 1, the 1979 the mysterious malady. We bought it on the secondary market so had no information with it. We saw several 4 or 5 many years back in Michigan but didn’t buy them and don’t recall the years.
      If you don’t have the 79, I’d be happy to let you purchase it. Lora

    • #14807
      Rogerwiemer
      Member

      I have “the mysterious malady’ Thanks anyway Roger

    • #14808
      Holly Barnes
      Participant

      I have a set of four of the wood and silver bells you are speaking of. “Mysterious Malady”, “Adventures Between Adventures”, “Pride of parenthood”, and “A Boy Meets His Dog”. I was originally thinking of the wrong type of shaker,but I have never seen a Norman Rockwell salt and pepper shaker and bell combination 😳 . I bought them as a set in central Minnesota. I think I paid $40 for them. They are heavily petinaed and have some silver polish stuck in some of the crevices. I have always enjoyed Norman Rockwell’s holsome depictions of American life.

    • #14809
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Holly,

      Regarding the silver polish that is stuck in the crevices, a bell friend told me that a Q-tip with salad oil on it is a good tool to remove the polish. I tried a slightly different method and put some salad oil right onto the bell and let it sit for a minute or two and then used an old toothbrush to get the old polish off of some brass bells. It worked very quickly! It didn’t seem to hurt the patina.

      Has anyone else tried this method?

    • #14810
      Holly Barnes
      Participant

      Thanks, I will try it.

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