I need to give Customs dept. the value of a WW11 brass Ship's Bell, engraved HMS BREAM 1943 - approx height 14"/15" which is a family treasure and s in immaculate condtion.Can you help, please?
Item's Current Condition: Sorry. unable to do so as being held by CustomsEstimated or Previously Appraised Value: noWhat have you tried so far?: e-bay, Trade Me (new zealand). google -but only getting retail repro from there. e-bay show a large brass bell from a USA tugboat (1943)-not as good condition $1500.00
Hello,My name isXXXXX I am here to try to assist you. The HMS Bream was originally built as a fishing trawler in the early part of 1943, and was commissioned in March of 1943. She served until mid 1945, escaping the fate of many a Trawler class that were sunk by German U-Boats. I have been able to find a comparable ships bell selling for $975.00 British pounds ($1,530.00 USD). The bell is a little smaller, and has some condition issues. I would say the value of your bell is @ $1,250.00 British pounds, or $1,962.00 USD. I hope this helps you get your bell!
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