Josephine Batchelor's Fruit Dish

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Josephine Batchelor's Fruit Dish

Josephine and her siblings went to a garden fete they paid six pence each for a total of half a crown and gave it to their mother. These items were given out as prizes at fairs.

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  • 1. At 19:20 on 23 September 2010

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  • 2. At 19:21 on 23 September 2010, Glen and Stephen wrote:

    We forgot to add - this pattern is (unsurprisingly) called "Good Luck" by today's collectors.

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  • 3. At 19:38 on 23 September 2010, Glen and Stephen wrote:

    What a delightful story. This is a wonderful piece of (what is now) very collectible pressed glass, known as Carnival Glass. This piece, dating from 1909-1910, was made in the USA by Northwood Glass Company of West Virginia, whose owner was Harry Northwood, an Englishman. Many of these items were imported into the UK and people eagerly bought them.

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