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December 23, 2012

Carnival bowls' value varies by color, rarity

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The bowl in today’s question is in a Northwood pattern known as “Star of David and Bows.” It was made in 8 1/2 inch diameter dome footed bowls and the design is said to have been intended as a tribute to the Jewish religion.

The inside of the bowls in this pattern have a beaded Star of David with a border of flowers, tendrils and bows, and the outside is decorated with a “vintage” (grape) pattern. So far, this design has only been found in the colors of marigold, green and amethyst.

D. G. wants to know if her bowl is rare. Sadly, the answer is no.

The most expensive “Star of David and Bows” bowls are those found in amber, which should be valued for insurance purposes at around $150 to $175. Amethyst examples are the next most valuable at around $125 to $150. The least pricey color is marigold, which is generally less than $50.

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Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson are the authors of “Price It Yourself” (HarperResource, $19.95). Contact them at Treasures in Your Attic, P.O. Box 18350, Knoxville, TN 37928. Email them at treasures@knology.net.

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