Some call them “wedding” bells. I don’t know why. The colored glass bells with the handles fixed with plaster of paris. I know they are desirable but have no idea of value. Can someone help?
Please check out this page of the Bell Talk Forum: https://www.americanbell.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4294&p=8697#p8697 Alan Burgdorf has posted an explanation of the history of these bells and has posted several pictures.
If you have received the latest issue of Bell Tower magazine, you might look at the annual listing of the bells sold at the auction (it begins on page 17 of the September-October issue). There are six listings on page 22 for wedding bells with descriptions, heights, and selling prices. Also, you may want to follow listings for glass wedding bells on online auction sites.
(Confidential to those who are not ABA members… yet) The Bell Tower Editor, Marilyn Grismere, does an excellent, time-consuming job of gathering and printing the information about the bells sold at the ABA Convention auction. She also includes many photos of the auction bells. For people who are interested in the identification and/or values of their bells, The Bell Tower magazine is worth the price of ABA dues! Join Us Today! https://www.americanbell.org/join.htm
Thanks for the link. Excellent article, as is everything in BT.
Wonderful article!! Thanks for sharing the link dear!! I would love to follow listings for glass wedding bells on online auction sites. Actually I am getting married and I think I would get some ideas from this thread for my wedding reception party.