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1960’s era vintage globe on axis stand

In Uncategorized on January 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Here we have a beautiful, vintage, old globe on axis with stand circa 1960.  An original from The Book of Knowledge, this True-to-Life Globe has a 12-inch diameter and was produced prior to patent.  The top axis has very minor rusting with a dial (latitude finder) that’s 1/2 silver (the sun) and 1/2 black (the night stars).  The stand is tension mounted with an art deco shaped wood stand and a black/brown tension knob.  The base is circular with 5 felt feet to protect your desktop.

A true beauty with an overall pale turquoise color theme, the map pieces have been hand applied in quarter paper strips (much like paper mache).  A great historical reference, this globe shows Germany with E. Germany & W. Germany. There is a very slight squeaking when the globe is easily rotated, you will likely want to disassemble and oil the parts for a true collector.  This item is located in Key West.  Please allow consideration for shipping delays due to weather in the winter season.  Offered by Lange Auction House, we are happy to answer any question at 305.240.9008 or langeauctionhouse@gmail.com.
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