In 1968 The Liberty
Bell Foundation of Boston, Massachusetts was marketing a limited edition 1/5th scale
model Liberty Bell replica, cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry of London,
England, to the Original Designs of that foundry for the Liberty Bell cast there in 1752.
Mrs. Marguerite Morgan McKune of Houston, Texas purchased one of the 2,400 numbered
and registered commemorative edition bells produced between 1968-1976.
The bell came up for auction at Webster's
Auction Palace of Houston, Texas in 1986 and was purchased by Samuel A. Martin of Houston,
Texas. The Bell Registry, maintained perpetually at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry,
was updated to reflect Mr. Martin's ownership of this bell Number 0056.
This sale is for the #0056 Liberty Bell on Oak
Base, in original box, with Original Cover Letter from Whitechapel, Certificate of
Authenticity, Bell Maintenance instructions, Letter from Whitechapel confirming
As shown in the order form below, this
Oxidized Black Limited Edition Liberty Bell sold originally for $1275. As shown in the
letter acknowledging the order the bell was purchased in 1968.
One dollar in 1968, with the average inflation rate of
4.51% over the years, is worth $6.37 in 2010. Thus, the current value in 2010
without any antiquity or collectibility considerations, based solely on the time value of
money is $8,121.75
THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD!