Featured 1950's Era Replogle Library Globe 16 Inches

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  1. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    New purchase of mine from a consignment auction of a former university professor. I haven't quite narrowed down the date yet but it has an independent Sudan which means it is post 1956 but still has French West Africa which means it is pre 1960. I have the PDF on how to determine the exact date of manufacture so no worries, just need time to do it.

    It is a library globe manufactured by Replogle and is 16'' which makes in larger than the standard size of globe you usually see. I paid $20 for it. No clue if that was a bargain or not but I like it due to the size, the ease by which it swivels, and the presence of lots of obsolete countries and territories on it. I guess I'm a nerd still.

    Your thoughts?


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  2. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Is there any globe collectors out there? I assume that vintage globes would be a rather niche market and have never seen too many of them in antique shops/malls.
     
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  3. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Very nice -- I'm not a collector but used to work in a library that had a small collection of globes as part of the map collection. People liked looking at them.
     
  4. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Globes are very cool! Looks like a nice globe for a great price Joe:)
    Careful, globes can be additive, there are so many different types (sizes, colours, raised relief, with lights) out there:)
    Yours is referred to as a 'full swing meridian'
    https://www.ultimateglobes.com/meridian-styles_a/152.htm
     
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  5. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Very nice.
     
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  6. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    I’ve always been fascinated by globes. So fun to spin, ponder, wonder, and imagine.
    Not sure if there is a good market for them or not. I had good luck selling one of the gemstone globes for a big margin once.
     
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  7. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    I love globes but don't have the space for collecting them. That said, if the right one came along... well, we make space, don't we! :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Antiquefan

    Antiquefan Member

    That looks great. I am looking to buy one that lights up. They remind me that I am part of a larger community than I realize; I need the reminder to help me navigate these times.
     
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  9. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    I don't know what the US market is like for globes but in the UK this would be a real bargain for £20, I have been looking for a good globe for ages and this seems to be in good order and a nice size. Good buy IMO
     
  10. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    @Joe2007

    There was a US guy on the eBay coin forum who specialised in Globes.
    He has not posted there in about 5 years but he is still active in selling coins.

    toms-world he's from Georgia

    You might want to contact him via eBay.
    https://www.ebay.com/usr/toms-world?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

    If you look at his avatar you will see why.
     
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