Wallace Silversmiths 1974 Silver Sleigh Bell Christmas Ornament, Fourth in a Limited Edition of the annual series of highly collectible silverplate bell ball ornaments. A raised design festive band that features a train and other child's toys goes around the center of the ornament. On this 4th year of the Wallace silverplated annual Christmas bell series the date was not included in the raised design that encircles the bell. The bell is marked at the bottom “Wallace, 1974” and has the Wallace trademark symbol.
This highly collectible bell ornament measures about 8 1/4” in circumference all the way around the middle. There is a metal ring going through a post on top for hanging the bell decoration. It measures about 2 1/2” tall including the post on top (not including the ring). The bell makes a lovely ringing sound.
The paper tag card says “A lifetime reminder of someone who cares for you, this 1974 Annual Edition will not be repeated. The toy motif symbolizes the magic of Christmas morning in childhood, and the deeper meaning of giving, as well.”
It is in excellent vintage condition, with very minor scratches that you would expect in an item that was lovingly used over the years. The buyer may want to polish the decoration a little more.
The original box as well as the outer cardboard sleeve, and the paper tag card are also included. The box and card are in excellent condition, with a little bit of edge wear and a little bit of soil on the box and sleeve. The cardboard sleeve has a small tear in the crease, and the buyer may choose to use a little glue on this, or not. This 1974 Wallace Silversmiths bell is product number 610750.
This popular Wallace Silversmiths collectible bell ball shaped ornament came from a private collection, and I am offering many more hard-to-find bells from this annual Christmas bell series for sale as separate items (some with original box and card certificate), so please check my store for more vintage Wallace bell ornaments.
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