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Polar Express Sleigh Bell Christmas Antique 41D

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This listing is for one bell. This bell will come in a small faux fur Christmas stocking, in blue.

Each bell has a piece of "reindeer harness" (genuine leather, in suede, vegans, please ask for faux leather) attached, just like in the Polar Express story. Each year, the "First Gift of Christmas', is given to only one very, very, special child, by Santa himself, and only to those who believe in the 'magic' of Christmas. In the story, the boy chosen asks for one of Santa's reindeers' sleigh bells. (We choose not to ruin the story)

The really nice thing about these particular bells is that they are genuine sleigh bells from the mid- 1800's. They have been stored indoors since the early 1930's, when our family sold our dairy farm.The patina they acquired is beautiful and even. They have a soft glow that a lot of the other real bells do not have.

Many of the so-called "Polar Express" bells are new bells, imported, and not well made; or they are not genuine sleigh bells. While many of the imported bells are shiny, they are not old. The bells we offer may actually increase in value, and when your child becomes an adult, the bell can become a beautiful tree ornament, and something to be passed on to your childrens' children.

Every bell has a different sound- but they all sound lovely.

Please see the photos for the flaws, if any, in this particular bell.

This bell has some cracks, so it is less costly than the others. Please see photos. However, it is also the sought fater "petal style' bell, with four holes, which gives it a wonderful tone. We love how this particular bell sounds.

Some have what are termed 'casting flaws' which just means that there may be a tiny hole in the metal on a few, or the 'eyes' may not be perfectly finished. Some may have cracks, or other flaws, some are perfect, and some are different, rarer patterns, and are priced accordingly. The photos of the size 4 bells show the actual bell you will receive.

These bells were made to be used, not win a 'perfection' contest. As the Polar Express is about 'belief', and the magic of Christmas, perfection is not a something that is to be expected- that, in and of itself, is a wonderful lesson for a child!

These bells are the real deal!

The bell size is # 4

Reference: 41D Blue

Shipped in a soft envelope, in a small stocking, with the bell wrapped in tissue paper.

Easily adapted to hang from a child's doorknob or on a tree.

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Polar Express Sleigh Bell Christmas Antique 41D


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: brass, metal, petal, leather, christmas stocking, faux fur
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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