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Vintage 1948 Illuminated 12" Glass Starlight World Globe

This is a 12" Starlight Globe by Replogle, Chicago, Il. It is a glass orb with 12 hand applied paper gores and features a chrome base and half meridan.

Glass globes were produced up until the late 1950's when globe manufacturers began using plastics as a more durable product. Nothing however can produce the soft glow and ambience of a glass globe.

The date was determined by the political borders as follows: Indochina present, Korea undivided; Isreal present.

The condition of this globe is good. The colors are bright and vibrant. The equator tape is intact all the way around the globe! This globe does have a few imperfections with most of them located in the North Pacific Ocean. There is a small area of map loss along with a small loss that has been colored in with a marker (see last picture). There also appears to be a very small piece of tape, again in the North Pacific. A few of the seams have lifted slightly and when viewed on an angle and lit some light is shown. The globe has a few rub marks which are caused when the globe is spun to the left, and these can also be seen in the pictures. The globe does spin to the right, but it is a tight spin. The base and meridian are in beautiful condition with only one tiny area of of extremely light oxidation that has to be searched for to be seen!. I have shown that this can be displayed illuminated with no loss of function or beauty as well as displayed unilluminated again with no loss of form or beauty.

The Starlight globe is a staple in a globe collection and one that is glass and illuminated and in this condition, at this price is something that should not be passed up!!

As always, ENJOY!!!

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Vintage 1948 Glass Illuminated 12" Starlight World Globe - TREASURY PICK


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: glass, paper, chrome
  • Only ships within United States.
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