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Globe Collectors of North America

If you collect antique or vintage world globes, please join this forum by posting your questions, discoveries, links and comments.



1. alberto - March 19, 2010

Dear collectors,
i recently found what i believe is a 1790/1815 italian folding globe, it is a small size globe made by 6 gores. The globe is folding and is held by laces, every gore has one lace at the top and one at the end, if you pull the strings the globe inflates.
Could you help me on understanding who was the cartoghrapher of it?
If needed i’ll be happy on sending a scan.
Thank you very much for any help.

Gunther Ceusters - June 9, 2010

Dear Alberto, please if you could send me some pictures that would be very helpfull.


2. mollyheintz - April 15, 2010

Dear collectors,
I am a graduate student in design criticism at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. I’m researching an object that I believe is an A.J. Nystrom Graphic Project Globe from the mid 20th century. I’m wondering if anyone has information on this type of globe, particularly how it might have been used by military students, and if anyone has an image of a complete Graphic Project Globe label.
Would very much appreciate any help!
Molly Heintz

3. Vít Macourek - May 19, 2010

Its interresting ? 🙂

4. Gunther Ceusters - June 9, 2010

Dear Globe collector, I am Austria´s biggest dealer in antique globes. We currently have more than 40 antique globes spanning different centuries. Come and visit us at: http://www.liber-antiqua.com . I would be happy to assist you with any questions you might have on antique globes, globe collection,…

Gunther Ceusters
Owner of Antiquariat Liber Antiqua

5. Sam Kochen - June 10, 2010

I have a few nice globes I’d like to sell, I need to thin my collection. Many to choose from.

Gunther Ceusters - June 20, 2010

Hi Sam, can you provide me with a list and pictures of those globes you want to sell?

Sam Kochen - June 30, 2010

Where can I send the list and photo’s? E mail me at sam@bigprintsct.com then I can send them from that address.

6. kim - June 20, 2010

contact us at http://www.omniterrum.com, we may be able to help you “thin”out your collection.
http://www.omniterrum.com – the art of collecting vintage and antique world globes.

We provide a guide on how to date your globe on our site as well as information on globe makers, the history of globes….and of course we trade vintage and antique models, from the 1700’s to mid 20th century. Our inventory consists of about 900 models.

7. D.P. - January 31, 2011

Hi All,
I’ve had this for a while but have not been able to find ANY information on it. Its a beautiful piece and the lamp still works. The metal surroundings are hollow brass, and the base pieces are solid wood. Between two pieces on the base it says Italy

The writing on the globe is italian and written sloppy(I’ll post pictures later). The globe is very old world style with tigers in asia, mermaids and seamonsters in the sea, unicorns in Antarctica… it all appears to be hand colored

Obviously this is not as old as the globe would imply. I originally thought 1950s-70s? and copied an original map, but have had no luck finding information.

Any info would be much appreciated! Enjoy!


DP - March 4, 2011

Additional pictures have been posted!

8. Ann Rodgers - March 6, 2011

I have a Hammond 16″ physical globe from the 30’s with cast iron full ring meridian on a mahogany Duncan Phyfe style tripod stand with brass paw sabots. It has been in my basement for years and I would like to sell it. It is not in perfect condition and I don’t know how globes are rated. I live in Northern California. If anyone has any information as to the value or where I could take it to have it appraised, I would appreciate it.

9. LILY - March 26, 2011

I am looking for 2 globes, one with the USSR, and one After the breakup of the USSR.

Lily –

10. michael hutta - April 17, 2011

I have a globe that is 41″ tall and 27″ inches wide made by George F. Cram. There is a plate on it that says The Saturday Evening Post Dec.4,1926 Santa at the globe. It also comes with a poster with Santa and a globe on it that goes with the globe. I don’t know what its worth. Could someone give me an idea? Can send pictures if needed.I also may be willing to sell it if someone is interested.

11. Ellen Svenson - April 25, 2011

I am interested in selling my collection of vintage globes. I have about 100 globes of all types: glass globes,metal globes, bank globes, novelty globes, pencil sharpeners, physical and political all sizes…was a geography teacher, but now retired. Please e-mail me if interested.
Thank you.

Alan - May 1, 2013

I may be interested if you are still selling – just now seeing your message 2 years later after your posting. Have been collecting for nearly 40 years. Alan

Ellen Svenson - May 2, 2013

Sold some,gave many to some schools..thanks anyway..enjoy your collection! Ellen

12. Graham - June 16, 2013

Hi, I wonder if there is a globe expert out there that can help me with my research? I have been looking at brass meridians on various old globes (typically pre 1750ish) and have a question about the graduation notation.

None seem to denote from zero at the equator to 90 at the poles ie CW from N 90-0, 0-90, 90-0, 0-90

Some are marked CW from N 0-90, 90-0, 0-90, 90-0 others CW from N 0-90, 90-0, 90-0, 0-90

And there are other variations on the theme.

Any insight would be very helpful.

13. Ivne - May 8, 2014

Maybe I’ll find help here…I am looking for an antique globe which is beautiful and in great condition to give my fiancé on the day of our wedding. How do I know which globe is good value? Where do I start?

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