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#36930 - Tue Feb 12 2008 02:40 PM question for the globe collectors
zerolene Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 04 2007
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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#36931 - Tue Feb 12 2008 04:37 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
tagree0 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Sep 01 2007
Loc: Richmond VA
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.
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#36932 - Tue Feb 12 2008 04:59 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
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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#36933 - Tue Feb 12 2008 07:28 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
zerolene Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 04 2007
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
thanks

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#36934 - Tue Feb 12 2008 07:33 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
I wonder if he means globe lenses or ad glasses?

Wes

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#36935 - Tue Feb 12 2008 10:51 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
If you found a pair of ORIGINAL Polly lenses for a grand (or ten grand) you're the luckiest guy on this site.
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#36936 - Wed Feb 13 2008 10:01 AM Re: question for the globe collectors
T-way Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
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
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#36937 - Wed Feb 13 2008 01:13 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
There are unmarked repro Polly globes. I saw one sell at an auction in Indiana several years ago.
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#36938 - Wed Feb 13 2008 05:13 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
BBQ Chicken Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 02 2005
Loc: Raleigh, NC
cut notch at the bottom center edge - wide tapered upside-down "v" shape.......

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#36939 - Fri Feb 22 2008 03:56 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
zerolene Offline
Member

Registered: Sat Aug 04 2007
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 ?
thanks






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#36940 - Fri Feb 22 2008 04:37 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
powerlube Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
Wow- that is a SAD story.
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#36941 - Fri Feb 22 2008 05:10 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
I am not a globe guy, but my heart is in my stomach right now

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#36942 - Fri Feb 22 2008 05:10 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
The guy just blew $10K out the window.. tell him, make him feel sick too...what a shame....
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#36943 - Fri Feb 22 2008 05:12 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
Alex Offline
Moderator, Value Forum

Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Oh, my goodness....and other four letter words
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Looking for Texaco and Power Gasoline items

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#36944 - Fri Feb 22 2008 05:13 PM Re: question for the globe collectors
zerolene Offline
Member

Registered: Sat Aug 04 2007
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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