Carl Wagner Bells - Recent Listings

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Carl Wagner Bells - Recent Listings

Postby halanb » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:32 am


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For a list and pictures of all the Carl Wagner bells, see:
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Carl Wagner Bells - 02 Dec 2012 thru 24 Feb 2013

There were 10 Carl Wagner bells offered on eBay in the last week. I found another 9 going back to December 2012. Several of these were unsold and re-listed.

In my opinion, the Cape Buffalo is by far the hardest of these to obtain.

The bells offered included:

8 – Mountain Bighorn
3 – Elephant
2 – Cape Buffalo
2 – Wapiti Elk
1 – Bison (head)
1 – Der Bock Goat
1 – Longhorn Cow
1 – Moose (head)

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Mountain Bighorn

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CARL WAGNER BRONZE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHEEP RAM HEAD BELL #106/1000
12/19/12 - Sold at $495 + $83.57

VINTAGE CARL WAGNER BRONZE SCULPTED Mountain Bighorn BELL 1977 Ltd. Ed #103/1000
01/15/13 - Offered at $495, sold at undisclosed best offer + $0.00

Vintage Carl Wagner Mountain Big Horn Bell # 434 / 1000 Limited Edition 1977
02/15/13 - Offered at $290 + $11.95, no bids received.

Carl Wagner Bronze Sculpture “Mountain Big Horn" Ram Head Bell Ltd 253/1000,1977
02/16/13 - Offered at 349.99 + $19.45, no bids received

Vintage Carl Wagner Mountain Big Horn Bell # 434 / 1000 Limited Edition 1977
02/23/13 - Offered at $290 + $11.95, no bids received.

Carl Wagner Bronze Sculpture Bell "Mountain Big Horn" Head Bell, Ltd 253/1000,77
02/23/13 - Offered at 349.99 + $19.45, no bids received, relisted at $199.99.

CARL WAGNER BRONZE MOUNTAIN BIG HORN RAM HEAD BELL #541/1000
02/24/13 - Sold at $125.50 + $19.75

Carl Wagner Bronze Cast Bell Ram (Mountain Bighorn) 650/1000 Copyright 1977
02/24/13 - Sold at $146.26 + $19.75

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Elephant

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RARE & HTF CARL WAGNER BRONZE ELEPHANT BELL LIMITED EDITION 330/500 – 1978
12/02/12 - Sold at $201.01 + $28.15

VINTAGE CARL WAGNER ELEPHANT BELL 1978 SCULPTURE WILDLIFE SAFARI AFRICA CARVED
01/06/13 - Sold at $191.35 + $0.00

Carl Wagner Bronze Cast Bell Elephant 275/500 Copyright 1978
02/24/13 - Sold at $183.50 + $19.95

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Cape Buffalo

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VINTAGE CARL WAGNER BRONZE CAPE BUFFALO BELL 1979 SIGNED #41/1000
12/22/12 - Sold at $511.88 + $15.00

Carl Wagner Bronze Cast Bell Cape Buffalo 17/1000 Copyright 1979
02/24/13 - Sold at $352.00 + $19.75

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Wapiti Elk

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1977 Carl Wagner Colorado Sculptor Bronze WAPITI Elk Bell #488
02/12/13 - Offered at $200, sold at undisclosed best offer + $15.88

1977 CARL WAGNER signed WAPITI Elk BRONZE BELL Sculpture #253
02/17/13 - Offered at $199 + $13.82, no bids received.

Note: There are reproductions (fakes) of these around.
Make sure they say "Wapiti" and are signed by Carl Wagner.

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Bison (head)

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Carl Wagner Bronze Cast Bell Bison 79/500 Copyright 1978
02/24/13 - Sold at $300.99 + $19.75

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Der Bock Goat

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CARL WAGNER BRONZE DER BOCK RAM BELL 1977 SIGNED #170/1000
02/21/13 - Sold at $490.55 + $0.00

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Longhorn Cow (first series)

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CARL WAGNER BRONZE LONGHORN COW BELL FIRST SERIES 1978 SIGNED #368/500
02/20/13 - Offered at $299 + $0.00, no bids received.

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Moose (head)

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Carl Wagner Bronze Cast Bell Moose 310/1000 Copyright 1979
02/24/13 - Sold at $361.00 + 19.75

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Re: Carl Wagner Bells - Recent Listings

Postby gmiddleton » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:02 am

I haven't been fortunate enough to get one of these bells, :P , but I am curious - so am asking if you know the answer:

I recognize they are primarily decorative, but how well do they actually ring?
I am thinking that mass of metal on the side would deaden the reverberations, would it not :?:

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Re: Carl Wagner Bells - Recent Listings

Postby halanb » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:37 pm

The bells are heavy, over 3 lb each, with thick walls, yet the lower rims (sound bow) are of consistent thickness. The protrusions do not help, and the tone seems to vary from one design to another. The Moose (side) has only a dull clank, while the Mountain Bighorn has a pleasant and persistent ring.

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Re: Carl Wagner Bells - Recent Listings

Postby Frank » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:58 pm

gmiddleton wrote:I haven't been fortunate enough to get one of these bells, :P , but I am curious - so am asking if you know the answer:

I recognize they are primarily decorative, but how well do they actually ring?
I am thinking that mass of metal on the side would deaden the reverberations, would it not :?:

Garry


They ring beautifully. I have a ram mug but would like to have one of the Grizzly bear bells. Hard to find. And, I'm sure, expensive.
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Re: Carl Wagner Bells - Recent Listings

Postby halanb » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:08 pm

Carl Wagner Bells - 26 Apr 2013 thru 23 Jul 2013
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Mountain Bighorn
(see picture above)

Vintage Carl Wagner Big Horn Bell # 434/1000 Limited Edition 1977 Solid Bronze
4/26/13 - Sold at $285.00 + $11.95

Vintage Carl Wagner Mountain Big Horn Bell #253/1000 Ltd Ed Solid Bronze,Signed
5/29/13 - Sold at $199.99 + $15.85

Carl Wagner Bronze Mountain Big Horn Limited Edition 169/1000 Bell
6/28/13 - Sold at $150.00 + $15.00

Carl Wagner Rocky Mountain Bighorn, hoof clapper, 266/2500
(Note this is second series, essentially the same bell but labeled differently.)
6/29/13 - Sold at $275 at ABA convention auction in Atlanta

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Cape Buffalo
(see picture above)

1979 Carl Wagner Cast Bronze Cape Buffalo Art Bell 102/1000
5/24/13 - Sold at $255.00 + $12.00

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Wapiti Elk
(compare with pictures above)

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Wapiti Bronze Elk Bell Carl Wagner
6/06/13 - Sold at $51.88 + $8.75

Note that this is a Reproduction and was not made by Carl Wagner.
A genuine Wagner would be marked Wapiti between the legs,
and signed and numbered on the interior of the base.

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Horse (Old Paint)

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CARL WAGNER LOST WAX TABLE BELL, "OLD PAINT", HOOF CLAPPER, 41/1000
6/29/13 - Sold at $250 at ABA convention auction in Atlanta

CARL WAGNER COLORADO WESTERN ARTIST HEAVY BRONZE BELL OLD PAINT HORSE 238/1000
7/23/13 - Sold at $305.00 + $11.95

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Dog

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CARL WAGNER HOUND DOG, 5/1000, FOOT CLAPPER, HANDLE IS DOG COLLAR
6/29/13 - Sold at $525 at ABA convention auction in Atlanta.

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Re: Carl Wagner Bells - Recent Listings

Postby halanb » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:46 am


Carl Wagner Bells - 19-22 August 2013

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Mountain Bighorn

VINTAGE LIMITED EDITION WAGNER BIGHORN SHEEP BRONZE MUG 1972
8/19/13 - Offered at $74.99 + $14.05, no bids received.

Carl Wagner Bronze Bell Mountain Bighorn 169/1000 Foot Clapper 1970s
8/22/13 - Offered at $199.99 + $12.35, no bids received.

These two listings give the opportunity to compare a Mountain Bighorn mug and bell.
Carl Wagner made 18 bell designs, and 40-50 mug designs.
Each bell has an associated mug, but most mugs do not have an associated bell.
Mugs are signed on the exterior, bells are signed on the interior.
Both of these have "Mountain Bighorn" behind the right ear.

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Bison (head)

CARL WAGNER signed BUFFALO HEAD BELL 1978 cowbell 18/500
8/22/13 - Sold at $265 + $11.04.

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Re: Carl Wagner Bells - Recent Listings

Postby halanb » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:52 pm


Moose (full)

VINTAGE CARL WAGNER SIGNED 1976 (#70/1000) BRONZE MOOSE GATE/DINNER BELL
8/28/2013 - Offered at $275 + $10.95, no bids received.

The Moose (full figure on side of bell) was one of Carl's first bells, when he was just beginning as a sculptor and bronze founder. It is the only bell of which I am aware that is marked with two copyright dates, both (c)76 and (c)77. An early bell (#14, (c)76) has an elongated clapper with ball end. Later clappers were the familiar leg and hoof.

This #70 eBay bell has the hoof clapper and is marked (c)76. It bears the expected markings, yet looks somewhat more crude than the average Wagner bell. At least one other bell, #161 (c)77, also looks rather crude. Other examples of this bell look more normal.

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