Ding Dong Bell Toy, ca. 1900

Value (2014) | $1,500 Auction$2,500 Auction

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.

What you have here is a toy made by Gong Bell Manufacturing Company out of Easthampton, Connecticut. It's a nursery-rhyme toy and the reason it's called "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 the nursery rhyme which is written right in here. Very good condition, original polychrome paint, all cast iron. This toy today on the open market is worth $3,500 to $4,500.

You're kidding. No. Had no idea. That's great-- thank you.

Appraisal Details

Update (2014)
$1,500 Auction$2,500 Auction
Update (2012)
$2,000 Auction$3,000 Auction
Appraised value (2000)
$3,500 Auction$4,500 Auction
Tulsa, OK (July 08, 2000)
Cast Iron
November 12, 2012: 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)

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