Wallace Silversmiths 1997 Silver Sleigh Bell Christmas Ornament, Twenty-seventh in a Limited Edition of the annual series of highly collectible silverplate bell ball ornaments. There is a raised design festive band that features Santa Claus faces and holly leaves going around the center band, and the date “1997”. The bell is marked at the bottom “Wallace” 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.
It is in excellent vintage condition, with minor use scratches that you would expect in an item that was lovingly used over the years. The buyer may choose to polish the bell a little more.
The original box as well as the outer cardboard sleeve and the paper description tag, and the lovely green velvet bag are also included. Also, the original “Wallace Silversmiths” plastic bag is included (minor tears in the plastic bag). The box and cardboard sleeve are in excellent condition, with a little bit of edge and corner wear, and minor soil. This 1997 Wallace Silversmiths bell is product number W610780.
The bottom of the box has the Wallace Silversmiths label with the product number W610780, and the cardboard sleeve with Christmas tree shaped cutout has the UPC symbol printed on the back. The green velvet bag has “Wallace Limited Edition Annual Sleigh Bell 27th Year, 1997” printed in white lettering on the front. “Wallace Silversmiths, 1997” is printed in silver on the top of the box. There is a store label that says “Gamble’s At Fox Grape” on the cardboard sleeve. It looks like part of the Gamble’s label is gone (maybe someone removed the price?).
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), so please check my store for more vintage Wallace bell ornaments.
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