Gong Bell Manufacturing Company "Ding Dong" Bell Toy
Appraised Value: $3,500 - $4,500 (2000)
$2,000 - $3,000 (2012)
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We contacted appraiser Noel Barrett for an updated appraisal in today's market. The original appraiser, Bill Bertoia, died in 2008.
• Current Appraised Value: $2,000 - $3,000 (Decreased)
Appraisal Video: (0:54)
GUEST: Well, my aunt and my mother started collecting antiques probably in the '40s, and this is just one of the toys that was handed down to me.
APPRAISER: What you have here is a toy made by Gong Bell Manufacturing Company out of East Hamden, Connecticut. It's a nursery rhyme toy, and the reason it's called a bell toy is because it had a bell action. As you moved it, the bell rings. This one is called "Ding Dong Bell, Pussy's Not in the Well" off a nursery rhyme which is written right in here. Very good condition, original polychrome paint, all cast iron. This toy today, on an open market, is worth $3,500 to $4,500.
GUEST: You're kidding.
GUEST: I had no idea. That's great, thank you. That much money, that's amazing.
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