This is a sterling silver travel charm by the Bell Trading Company. It is new old stock and is still attached to its original display card. The charm is a steamboat with a hang tag Cedar Point, Ohio. Size is 1/2 inch in width by 7/8 inch in length. This charm is in very good condition with some patina.
The Bell Trading Company was founded in 1932 by Jack and Mildred Michelson in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mildred's maiden name was Bell. The company sold Native American Indian jewelry at tourist locations in the southwest US until 1972. Types of jewelry sold included silver, nickel silver, gold and copper. Their main competitor was Maisel's Indian Trading Post who merged with Bell Trading Company in 1935. In 1972 the company name was changed to Sunbell Corp. and items including giftware and moccasins were added to the jewelry inventory.