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Here is an amazing piece of history that is genuinely hard to find in this condition. This is a 1/5 scale replica of the Liberty Bell by Whitechapel Foundry, who is the manufacturer of the original casting of the Liberty Bell! In preparation for the American Bi-Centennial Celebration in 1776, this bell was produced and offered by Whitechapel for $948. Only 2400 of these were made and this is # 1053, commissioned in 1974. I did minimal cleaning of the nameplates and the wood but I left the bronze bell in it's original stored condition. This bell has had only 1 owner, a US Military Service man, who has decided it would better serve someone else and not kept in storage. It was displayed for the first years of its ownership but has been in storage for the last 20 years. See pictures, as I have all of the original paperwork from this owner including the Certificate of Authenticity, bill of sale/receipt for payment of the bell, "Loud and Clear The Story of the Liberty Bell" booklet that accompanied the bell for an additional cost during the original purchase of bell. It also sales with the original box and packaging that it was shipped from England in... back in the '70s! Please look closely at the quality of the custom-molded foam packaging inserts that will protect this bell during its shipment to a new owner! A great bundle of American History originality... all the way from the packaging a original, heavy duty shipping box to every piece of paperwork that accompanied it. Try to find another one of these bells... especially in this condition!!
The bell itself in in great condition and the nameplates shine quite nicely. The oak base does show some very mild wear from the years of its age.
Between about 1968-1976 the Whitechapel Foundry made 2400 of these 1/5 scale Liberty Bell replicas for the Boston-based Limited Editions Collectors Society of America Inc. for the bicentennial of our independence.Owner is asking $3000
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