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#358872 - Thu Sep 27 2012 08:12 AM Clam Shell globe
Nucky Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 16 2011
Loc: Belgium, Liege
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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#358917 - Thu Sep 27 2012 01:13 PM Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: Nucky]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
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


Edited by DWSheffer (Thu Sep 27 2012 01:15 PM)
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#358974 - Thu Sep 27 2012 07:31 PM Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: DWSheffer]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Not all originals have MADE IN USA around base..

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#358984 - Thu Sep 27 2012 08:05 PM Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: Dick Bennett]
LC 336 Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 21 2009
Loc: COLORADO
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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#358993 - Thu Sep 27 2012 08:36 PM Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: LC 336]
Nucky Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 16 2011
Loc: Belgium, Liege
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

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#359045 - Fri Sep 28 2012 03:06 AM Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: Nucky]
fast66 Online   content
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
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

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#359075 - Fri Sep 28 2012 10:24 AM Re: Clam Shell globe [Re: Nucky]
Dale Stephens Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 18 2009
Loc: Alabama, USA
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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