I recently picked up a Mettlach stein #1266 but instead of an inlaid lid as shown in the Mettlach Book, it has a working bell. It appears it was made this way, and the pewter rim and lift work look like they were done at the factory.
Has anyone seen this or other steins with bell lids? Any idea of its value? It is mint, but the bell is unfinished steel showing surface rust (no pitting). I have pictures, but not sure how to attach to this thread.