2. General remarks about my collection
When I found my first table bell (as a present for a good friend)
about 30 years ago I could not imagine at that point that it would
be the start of an interesting collecting activity
which still keeps me busy today.
Collecting things can be a lot of fun and a most rewarding activity
apart from the daily task of making a living.
Since it is equally nice to share similar interests with other collectors
I thought it might be a good idea to make part of my collection
known to fellow collectors and a wider public.
There is not much literature available on bell collecting.
However some information can be obtained via the
American Bell Association
(see link on page 15)
The concentration of my collection is mainly on
European Table Bells
of all types (tin, pewter, bronze and silver).
A further section shows handpainted Animal Souvenir Bells
Bell Push Buttons
More details about my own collecting activities are available for the
interested reader in three books which I published recently.
(see index no. 12)