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#168943 - Thu Jan 07 2010 05:01 PM Koolmotor real or fake?
petroman Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 12 2008
Loc: North Italy
Some years ago I bought this one piece glass body like orginal. I paid it a lot but after I had suspects, I don't know why it was like a sensation.
I hope among you expert someone can tell me good inforations.

Thanks
Enrico

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#168978 - Thu Jan 07 2010 07:07 PM Re: Koolmotor real or fake? [Re: petroman]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I have never seen that one before. But they did have foreign ones that they would not have in the states. It is a good looking globe though smile
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#168992 - Thu Jan 07 2010 07:50 PM Re: Koolmotor real or fake? [Re: gasoildude]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
I'm sorry but I believe you were sold a fantasy globe! There is nothing in Scott Benjamins globe book that even resembles this globe! I am fairly certain that it was never made for Cities Service in the US but I'm unaware as to what may have happened in Europe. Were there ever Cities Service stations in Europe? My knowledge ceases when you cross the ocean, maybe someone else will give some more information on this globe.
I will check with some others and if I find any good news, I will get back to you! Sorry I couldn't be more help!--KEVIN
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#169012 - Thu Jan 07 2010 08:59 PM Re: Koolmotor real or fake? [Re: K W FRITH]
PennWheelerPetro Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 07 2009
Loc: IL
I can't really tell from the picture maybe im blind is the globe etched or painted? It's really neat.

Jerry
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#169031 - Thu Jan 07 2010 09:40 PM Re: Koolmotor real or fake? [Re: PennWheelerPetro]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Real or Fake....it's a good look'n globe.
what does Scott Benjamin say?
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#169073 - Fri Jan 08 2010 08:11 AM Re: Koolmotor real or fake? [Re: advertologist]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
I sent the picture to a friend in Canada that has just about all the Cities globes ever produced and he told me that this globe is a complete fake. He said they never produced anything that ever resembled this and its totally fantasy!
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#169901 - Wed Jan 13 2010 11:16 AM Re: Koolmotor real or fake? [Re: K W FRITH]
petroman Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 12 2008
Loc: North Italy
Thanks a lot guys for your replies especially to Kevin. I am almost sad because I bought it like an original. What I find almost strange is that this globe is not dated, it is heavy and thick and very nice. Another strange thing is why is unknown if it is a repro? Don't you believe that who produce repro globles has not interest to build few numbers, we all see repros everywhere each day on ebay/websites/pumps/etc… but not this one. It seems a non sense. Why?
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#169911 - Wed Jan 13 2010 01:09 PM Re: Koolmotor real or fake? [Re: petroman]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Enrico, it could have been a limited run or one off fantasy globe. Either way that could/would explain why the market hasn't been flooded with them. It always hurts our hobby when someone gets taken. Either the person gets out or at least for a while, gets so "gun shy" they have no confidence in any item. Sorry it happened to you.
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