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Cuff, Turquoise, Fred Harvey Railroad Era, Vintage, Mid-Century, 3039

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WHAT A FABULOUS FRED HARVEY-ERA FIND!

This sterling silver split-bar beauty, hallmarked “Bell Trading Post”, features a center plaque of scalloped stamped sterling silver boasting a single turquoise cabochon, flanked on either side by stamped silver applique kachina figures. It’s a tradition piece crafted for the tourist trade back in the mid-20th century.

Bell Trading Post (Manufacturer). Bell Trading Post began operations in 1932. The company was owned and operated by Jack Michaelson of Albuquerque. Early production focused on handmade jewelry, but post -WWII lapel pins, paratrooper pins. There are various marks for silver, nickel silver and copper.

Marks: BELL STERLING (enclosing a bell with hatch marks around the bell); BELL STERLING (surrounding a bell symbol with dots before and after BELL); STERLING BY BELL (surrounding a signpost with a bell); STERLING (under a signpost with a bell); STERLING (draped over a bell) with BELL inscribed; STERLING BY BELL (on attached tags); NICKEL SILVER BELL (surrounding a bell); NICKEL SILVER (and a signpost); SOLID COPPER (and a signpost); SOLID COPPER (surrounding a bell);

  • artist: Bell Trading Post
  • affiliation: Fred Harvey Railroad Era
  • hallmark: STERLING (draped over a bell)
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise
  • dimensions: 1 1/8" gap, 5 1/2" inside, 1 1/2" across face
  • weight: 15 grams
  • nice vintage condition
  • stone is secure in its setting
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • light wear from use
  • style: JB3039
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  • Many of the jewelry items we sell are antique, vintage, and/or pre-owned. We acquire these pieces from dealers in New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, who work exclusively with Native American jewelry and art. That means they had a life before we found them, and they may show evidence of that previous life; signs of wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, broken stones, etc. We strive to be accurate and transparent in our descriptions of these pieces.

  • Jewelry items are not photographed to scale. We’re not trying to be tricky, our clothing items aren’t photographed to scale either (imagine how large that catalog would be!). Please check the description for the item’s dimensions and feel free to email us with any questions.

  • We are not gemologists. We choose pieces based on their overall aesthetic and how well they accessorize the Double D Ranch collection. Due to the high quality of laboratory-made stones and the influx of fake “Native American” jewelry from the Middle East, we rely heavily on our vetted suppliers to maintain a level of confidence in the quality of stones, provenance, and authenticity of each piece. We try our best to accurately describe the stones in our jewelry items but cannot absolutely guarantee them.

  • We celebrate aging. In ourselves, and in our jewelry. We want the true age of the piece to be represented, so we do not perform any type of cleaning or polishing. If the item is oxidized when we acquire it, that is precisely how you will receive it.