Most relevant, Bell Indian Trading Post were responsible for mass producing Fred Harvey era jewelry. Furthermore, they distribute these machine stamp jewelry and trinket pieces throughout tourist stops and trading posts across the West.
First of all, the Bell Indian Trading Post Company starts in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1932 by Jack Michelson and his wife Mildred. As a result, the Michelsons sell Native American Indian jewelry at various tourist locations throughout the southwestern United States until 1972.
Consequently, the Bell company name honors Jack’s wife, whose maiden name is Bell.
Especially relevant is that Bell’s main competitor was Maisel’s Indian Trading Post. Consequently, Maisel’s merged with Bell Trading Company in 1935.
Most noteworthy, the types of jewelry by Bell Indian Trading Post includes sterling silver, nickel silver, gold, and copper. A common belief is that nickel silver contains some silver content. Consequently, nickel silver contains absolutely no silver content at all.
Over the years numerous different hallmarks are used on items sold by Bell Trading Post. The hallmarks typically included the image of a bell or that of an arrow sign post with a bell sign hanging from it.
- Below is a complete original dealer’s wholesale jewelry catalog with corresponding pink price sheet. This is the packet which is sent to all the Bell Indian Trading Post dealers back in the day.
- Also, there is a picture of the original shipping envelope with graphics.
- Especially relevant, they manufacture an enormous amount of jewelry during the Fred Harvey era with typical stamped thunderbirds, arrowheads, and crossed arrows.
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