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question for the globe collectors #36930
Tue Feb 12 2008 01:40 PM
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I know very little about original globes but have the oppertunity to buy a globe with 15" lenses I believe is from the 30's. What are the things I should look for to make sure it is original ?

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Re: question for the globe collectors #36931
Tue Feb 12 2008 03:37 PM
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The most important factor is what brand it is. Not all globes have been reproduced. If it isn't a very popular globe, then it probably hasn't been reproduced. If it is super popular, there are probably alot of reproductions out there.

Second, most people reproducing globes mark the reproductions with a date or "Licensed by...". That means it is a reproduction for sure. However, many older reproductions are not marked.

In short, tell us what it is and someone here will know if it has been reproduced.


Tom
Re: question for the globe collectors #36932
Tue Feb 12 2008 03:59 PM
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or post a pic or have one of us post a pic and you will find out if real or not,and maybe get an idea of value.


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Re: question for the globe collectors #36933
Tue Feb 12 2008 06:28 PM
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ok, I got a response to one of my adds and the guy says that he has 2 glass polly gas signs tells me he thinks their rare and wants 1k. No pics says he has to dig them out and I can come see them tommorow. I know that there are several repops how do I tell if they are real. If they are real what a score, but I dont want to get burned
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Re: question for the globe collectors #36934
Tue Feb 12 2008 06:33 PM
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I wonder if he means globe lenses or ad glasses?

Wes

Re: question for the globe collectors #36935
Tue Feb 12 2008 09:51 PM
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If you found a pair of ORIGINAL Polly lenses for a grand (or ten grand) you're the luckiest guy on this site.


Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


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Re: question for the globe collectors #36936
Wed Feb 13 2008 09:01 AM
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Zerolene:

I'm not aware of any un-marked reproductions of the Polly globe lenses. That doesn't mean the some dip-stick hasn't made some - I've just never seen any.

Mike Slama and I both reproduce the Polly globe lenses - and both of us mark our reproductions as such.

If the color is missing at 12:00 on the lenses - run. The owner probably removed the reproduction lettering on them to make them appear old.

If they are old - you should be able to tell. The lenses will show 'age'. I realize that is a bit vague - but old things will always have an aged look to them. Even if they are N.O.S.

Later . . .

Jim

Re: question for the globe collectors #36937
Wed Feb 13 2008 12:13 PM
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There are unmarked repro Polly globes. I saw one sell at an auction in Indiana several years ago.


Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


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Re: question for the globe collectors #36938
Wed Feb 13 2008 04:13 PM
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cut notch at the bottom center edge - wide tapered upside-down "v" shape.......

Re: question for the globe collectors #36939
Fri Feb 22 2008 02:56 PM
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Just an update- Long story short the guy broke the lenses getting them out of storage (which is a shame because I think that they were original) but managed to glue one back together he said that the other shattered into too many pieces. Here are a few pics. What do you guys think real or not ? any value with it broken and glued ?
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Re: question for the globe collectors #36940
Fri Feb 22 2008 03:37 PM
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Wow- that is a SAD story.


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Re: question for the globe collectors #36941
Fri Feb 22 2008 04:10 PM
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I am not a globe guy, but my heart is in my stomach right now

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Re: question for the globe collectors #36942
Fri Feb 22 2008 04:10 PM
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The guy just blew $10K out the window.. tell him, make him feel sick too...what a shame....


Wes.......
Re: question for the globe collectors #36943
Fri Feb 22 2008 04:12 PM
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Oh, my goodness....and other four letter words


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Re: question for the globe collectors #36944
Fri Feb 22 2008 04:13 PM
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I know what you mean, I felt like someone punched me in the stomach when I saw it. I thought for sure I would be looking at repro lenses but when I saw the one he glued it sure looked real to me

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