ORIGINAL WWII SAN MICHELE CAPRI STERLING SILVER BELL
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For bid is an original WWII sterling silver San Michele Capri Bell good luck charm. It has the four leaf clover with "Capri" inside. To the left of the clover is CAP 800. To the right EREV 25. On the back is printed, CAMPANINA DELLA FORTUNA. Below that, SAN MICHELE. It measures approximately 1" high, with a 3/4" chain.Believed that these original bells were made by the Monks on the isle of Capri, Italy during l944 and l945. They were worn by the pilots and crewman on their flight jacket lapels or as zipper pulls. It was thought to bring them good luck. The bell appears goldish in the picture but it is, however, sterling silver. As you can see it has a chain with T bar to insert into a button hole of a pilot's uniform. It is in overall excellent condition with slight tarnishing. It has not been cleaned or polished. This bell belonged to my family who collected many artifacts from friends during WWII. Please feel free to email with any questions. Thanks for looking and please view our other ebay listings.