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An antique globe....... with damage

 
 
Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 02:11 pm
is it worth it to save it?

Generally, these sell for about 400.00 in next to perfect to absolutely perfect condition.

As is.. I have no clue what it is worth.

Im wondering if it will sell as is? Or.. should I just junk it to the first person with 20.00..?

Sorry that this first photo is so large.
But only up close, can you see the damage.. and the parts that are still in great shape..

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Amigo
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 02:55 pm
I don't know but it is beautiful.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 08:03 pm
it REALLY is cool.

And I dont want to just toss it..

eh .. who knows Confused
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caribou
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 08:10 pm
e bay
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 08:11 pm
I have a number of those kind of items. 'tis a thicket.
So, I've no idea on the globe, just listening.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 08:12 pm
You can pick one up in better condition here for $5 - $20. (I collect globes - somewhere there's a photo of a few of them posted on A2K)

If you want to sell it, and can find a buyer for $20, sell it.

(old, not antique - the term's got pretty specific meaning)

Does it have significant provenance?
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 08:12 pm
caribou wrote:
e bay


ooouuf


thats a lot of shipping Confused
but you have a good point..
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 08:15 pm
Here is one for sale in next to perfect shape

(Item number one )
for 375.00
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 09:10 pm
Piggybacking here, shewolf.


I have two Lenox vases of some elegance from either the twenties or early thirties - maybe more likely twenties. Plus a candy dish to match, rather swanlike. The shitty part is that I set one of the vases down back in north north and a part of a corner, ever so slight, chipped off of one of them, and I never found the fragments. The vases are beautiful re time and place and I like them even though one has a chip. Or maybe I like them more now that one is chipped, when I'd been, eh..., before.

But this is presumably of no matter, in that I can't find anything like them online. I assume my vases are shot re long term value re the one with the chip. On the other hand, this is not junk.

Real appraisal is pricey for shewolf and me and others like us.


I have other stuff, certain letters, 19th cent porcelain, yadda yadda.
Maybe a few things are worth something. Some of my books certainly are, as I've researched those.


I guess eBay is one of the places I see as internet forward and also sort of lame re info.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 09:26 pm
Looks like this one
http://www.georgeglazer.com/globes/table20/wcblkairplane.html
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 09:59 pm
Oops.
I did not even see that you posted ebeth...

You think it is only worth about 20.?

Dang it. That stinks.

It is a genuine globe. not a replica. Made in the 30's I think...
Maybe 40s so , technically it is antique.. I think? Unless things have to be older then that to qualify..

eh. I dunno.

I like it, but not enough to keep it and if it would sell for 300.00 or more after a small amount of repair, to me it would be a very real investment.
But if it is damaged to the point of being worth 20.00 I could just sell it on craigslist locally..
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 10:00 pm
CJ-
there is a difference in the base on that one VS the one I have

The one I have, from what I have read, is quite rare.
simply because the base began to fade on most models.. and something else.. I dont remember the details.

I will hunt down the 3 pages I read on it tomorrow and post them here.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 26 May, 2008 10:01 pm
ossobuco wrote:
Real appraisal is pricey.


The store here in austin wants almost 100.00 for an appraisal

That is a bit much.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 27 May, 2008 11:05 am
shewolfnm wrote:
Oops.
I did not even see that you posted ebeth...

You think it is only worth about 20.?



with the amount of damage in the photo you posted, yup. the base is lovely, but the globe has significant damage. If you can find someone who's got a perfect globe, but a damaged base - you might get more - but the put-together one still wouldn't have enormous value.

If you had a good provenance on it - i.e. it belonged to someone important and you have papers proving it, or a photo connecting them - you could get more.

But the damage ... it's a problem.
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farmerthumb
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2010 06:47 am
@shewolfnm,
I would like to buy this globe and will offer you 80.00. Please email me at:
[email protected]

Thanks
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2010 06:55 am
this post is over 2 years old Smile

The globe is gone. i cant even remember what happened to it. I think it was sold in a group sale of many other things.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2010 07:36 am
@shewolfnm,
I certainly think its worth saving. Save as a keepsake not as a potential investment.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2010 07:39 am
@shewolfnm,
shewolfnm wrote:

this post is over 2 years old Smile

The globe is gone. i cant even remember what happened to it. I think it was sold in a group sale of many other things.

GRRR! I HATE when people drag out dead threads and ignore the obvious expiration of the topic at hand. Mad Crying or Very sad Drunk
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 05:57 am
@tsarstepan,
I had thought that too.

But I had to get real honest with myself real fast. This was part of the metric damn TON of stuff that JIllians grandfather stored while he was alive. He was a hoarder. To the point of having a storage shed that kept some literal bags of garbage... Neutral

There were a few things that he had that were just down right cool and that globe was one of them. I liked it, and I thought it was going to be a really cool thing.. but.. in all honesty, Im not a globe fan. They dont do anything for me and I have no interest in keeping one for show. There were many things like that of his that made me think of keeping it and i realized i would have been living in his collected JUNK had I have found a place for every 'cool' thing. So I had to weed out by value. To this day I think I only have one maybe two things from him. It took the greater part of 2 years to sort everything that man kept.

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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 05:57 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

GRRR! I HATE when people drag out dead threads and ignore the obvious expiration of the topic at hand. Mad Crying or Very sad Drunk



awww.. it really isnt that big of a deal Wink
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