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Clam Shell globe #358872
Thu Sep 27 2012 06:12 AM
Thu Sep 27 2012 06:12 AM
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Belgium, Liege
Nucky Offline OP
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Just a quick question related to those clam shell globe, how could I identify an original to a reproduction ? those clam shell are now reproduced exactly the same as original, the repros are from a mold from an original and done in glass, is there any marks or date on globe to make sure to buy original ones ?

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Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: Nucky] #358917
Thu Sep 27 2012 11:13 AM
Thu Sep 27 2012 11:13 AM
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I know my original has MADE IN USA at the bottom on one side only...do the repros? I've never looked at one close enough to see if they have that. I think it would be kinda scary to purchase one without having it in hand!
Darin

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Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: DWSheffer] #358974
Thu Sep 27 2012 05:31 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Not all originals have MADE IN USA around base..

Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: Dick Bennett] #358984
Thu Sep 27 2012 06:05 PM
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Do the repops have the letters embossed in to the shell?
Or are they just painted on? Could that be the difference?


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Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: LC 336] #358993
Thu Sep 27 2012 06:36 PM
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there are both, painted and embossed sold as a reproduction, some are in plastic and some in glass, I wuld be interested to buy an original one but with the quantity of reproductions I prefer not to buy one

all those are reproductions :







for exemple : http://www.roadsiderelics.com.au/node/87

Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: Nucky] #359045
Fri Sep 28 2012 01:06 AM
Fri Sep 28 2012 01:06 AM
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Nucky,
1st two are European (British IMO) and the 3rd is from the USA.

There are also DIESOSHELL and SHELLMEX made in the UK available for sale from www.glowballnostalgia.co.uk (if someone else wants to know).

br
Claes

Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: Nucky] #359075
Fri Sep 28 2012 08:24 AM
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Nucky:
The USA repro Shell globe is made of a brighter white glass than the originals, or at least the ones I've seen are. It would be best to see the two together before making a purchase. You can really tell the difference this way. Hope this helps....Dale


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