Sterling Ring! Do you know this maker mark?

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Dug this beauty today, but looking for help on the makers mark. Anyone know?
 
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Bell Trading offered higher quality genuine Native American jewelry. Anymore the large shops along I40 in New Mexico and Arizona sell mostly import NA style jewelry. This makes your ring more desirable and collectible. I'd see about getting that ring re-set and buffed to a beautiful finish. I may even have a piece of silver jewelry that originally sold out of Bell trading. I'll have to look.
 

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Bell Trading Post it is, but not 1932-1969.

That particular 'signpost' mark was first used in 1961 (and the arrow may point either left or right, but most usually to the right). The company became 'Sunbell Corporation' in 1969 but carried on using the signpost mark for a while, until it was progressively replaced by their new mark. The broad chronology was this:

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Bell Trading Post it is, but not 1932-1969.

That particular 'signpost' mark was first used in 1961 (and the arrow may point either left or right, but most usually to the right). The company became 'Sunbell Corporation' in 1969 but carried on using the signpost mark for a while, until it was progressively replaced by their new mark. The broad chronology was this:

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Great info thanks.
 

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