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Offline chuggy

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« on: February 01, 2006, 08:50:18 PM »
Hopefully Glen or someone else can tell me, we have a very old blue Good Luck bowl which belonged to Joyces grandmother, who has been dead for 40 years. Are these desireable and at all rare, I've seen plenty of Marigold, but not many in blue, but my carnival glass knowledge is fairly minimal, someone help me out.
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006, 11:06:58 PM »
Yes, most certainly desirable. Not rare, rare, rare (I have had a few over the years and certainly seen plenty) but it is a sought after piece. Interestingly, the UK seemed to get more than its fair share of these. Our theory has always been that they were shipped here and used as "Good Luck" tokens during WW1.

There are repros "out there" however, but you say "very old" so I guess you can trace it back for many years.

As to how valuable it is - well there are a number of variables.

The iridescence is very important. If it's vibrant and "electric" (like someone plugged it into the mains) then that's Good with a capital G. If it's kind-of silvery then it's not so desirable.

Condition is of course, very important - but you know that, of course.

Then there's the question of is it stippled or not. If it is stippled it has an extra "je ne sais quoi" in the desirability stakes. The iridescence sparkles that little bit more on stippled pieces.

And finally, the edge. If it's a ruffled edge, then it's more easily found. If it's a pie crust edge (crimped like granny used to do, with finger and thumb) then it's more exciting and more "money".

Has that helped? Putting an absolute figure on it is well nigh impossible. But it IS a good item to have.

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006, 11:21:12 PM »
Hi

I think a blue 'Good Luck' bowl would be OK item to have - I sold these Marigold & Purple bowls (with good lights) iridescence about 18 months ago for over £300.00 (for 2)

I know that a good blue version is one up on both of these colours put together, is that correct Glen?

Any chance of a picture Paul?




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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2006, 11:26:00 PM »
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I know that a good blue version is one up on both of these colours put together, is that correct Glen?


It depends. If the blue example is "knock your socks off" electric blue, with a pie crust edge and stippling....then yes.

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006, 07:31:36 AM »
Thanks folks, will post a picture this morning when the light improves a tad.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006, 08:17:29 AM »
I had one of these many years ago; picked it up at a fleamarket in the morning for $6 and sold it later the same day for $100 (then the price guide price) to a US collector. Good luck indeed.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 09:28:28 PM »
Here's pictures of inside and underneath, it has a lovely iridescence of purples and golds inside and a rich deep gold underneath. I've checked and it's definitely blue.

http://i1.tinypic.com/n2o3de.jpg

http://i1.tinypic.com/n2o5t1.jpg

So whats it worth not that we'll ever sell it being a family piece but SWMBO would like to know out of curiosity.
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2006, 10:20:59 PM »
That's a beautiful bowl. It is ruffled and not stippled, but it has a lovely, soft, satin iridescence with plenty of rich highlights. You can tell it has been cherished.

What's it worth? I don't like giving values usually. They can be found in a number of books, websites etc., and it's always a tricky thing to do, as there are always exceptions, both higher and lower. But in the case of the Good Luck bowl, it's an item with an established history of fairly stable prices, so I'll tell you what my opinion is.

In the UK they usually sell between say £80 and £100. I've seen them less and I've seen them more. They tend to a slightly higher value in the USA as they are (proportionally) not seen quite as often as in the UK. Perhaps between $200 and $300 - again examples can go either side.

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006, 10:26:37 PM »
Thanks Glen, it's the only piece Joyce has from her Gran so it will never be going anywhere, but her curiosity is now satisfied.
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