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Re: Globe of the Month starts - Your first globe
#108039 Fri Feb 29 2008 05:39 AM
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Looking good!

I enjoy the stories as much as the globes! Great story Bob. Dick, until I saw the picture I didn't realize you were so young! It is interesting how a random event can lead to a lifelong passion for collecting a particular item!

A little while ago I was at Scott Benjamin's house and we got talking about first globe's and I took a photo of him with his first one. Scott is a household name to most collectors. He has co-authored numerous books and publishes Petroleum Collectibles Magazine.

Scott is a full time globe dealer and has owned thousands of globes over the years including some of the rarest and best. Yet his story starts simply over 34 years ago. He had been to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. with his parents had seen a full size gas station on display there. Scott though it was the neatest thing he had ever seen, especilly the visible pumps. He started watching the local For Sale paper and one week he saw an ad for a visible pump a guy had for sale. He went and looked at the pump and a deal was made on the pump. After the transaction the guy said "Let me get the globe for you". The guy had a barn full of boxes and junk and it took a better part of an hour to find the globe. It turned out to be a Texaco on a screw base body and the lenses were in poor condition. The guy handed him the globe as carefully as a new born baby and told Scott "Be very carefull with this, if you break it you will never find another one".

A few weeks went by and Scott had his pump home and he started thinking, "I had better see if I can find another globe in case the one I have ever gets broken". This was back in the 70s when you could still find globes on pumps in Northern Ohio. Well, as we all know that faded Texaco globe led to a liftime of globe collecting for him!

The moral of this story and the reason I am sharing it here is - If you are young, (or not so young), even if you can only afford inexpensive globes, it is still possible with time, ambition, and upgrading to build an impressive collection of anything!

Thanks for all you contributions to Globe of the Month and there is still plenty of time to share your story!

Lonnie



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Re: Globe of the Month starts - Your first globe
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Thanks Lonnie.
Bet most of us looked better 30 years ago ! LOL

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SO DB....HOW OLD WERE YOU IN 1978?

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and i have to ask,excactly how tall were you when that pic was taken?


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28 & 6ft [1" taller than I am now].
Camera person was laying on couch trying to get whole pump in 1 picture, didn't work.
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Lookin good DB, nice addition to this thread.


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Hi. My first globe is a one-piece Shell. I got it almost 30 years ago. I needed a globe for my first pump and sought out a collector. The Shell was just one among many great globes he owned. He suggested I buy one of his 15" globes. I remember one was a Rainbow. It was a couple hundred dollars more than the Shell but I thought the Shell was better so I passed on it. (Hindsight is always 20/20.) I have many globes more desirable than the Shell, but there's nothing like your first globe, so I give it a place of honor.
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Those are two sweet pumps 710, lets see some more pics of them!


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Hi Guys;
Looks like this post has run its course. If anyone has not gotten around to posting their first globe but would still like to, please feel free to go ahead and do so! Thanks to everone who contributed!

Lonnie


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Hey there all better late than never. I am all back from Cali & back home. Here are my first globe buys. I got all of them at the same time at Rex Bensons auction.







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Originally Posted by olddutchgas
Hi Guys;
Looks like this post has run its course. If anyone has not gotten around to posting their first globe but would still like to, please feel free to go ahead and do so! Thanks to everone who contributed!

Lonnie
So I stumbled upon this thread and thought it might be worth resuscitation some 13 years later. We have a lot of members who joined since that last post, me included. So here is my first. I wasn't going to get into globes. They were a bit too high end for me but soon found them to be easy to clean, display and when lit up they are really a great piece of advertising artwork. So I wanted something local to where I grew up in Winnipeg MB. And this is what Minuteman sold me, it was in fine form no cleaning required as good as new. And was from a local company whose refinery was just down the road from where we once lived. Perfect start. Just one fault it was one lens. 5 years later I found the other side for the whole globe. Well I am into it now with 35 globes including repops of impossible to get original globes. They are like all things petrolania, they are very addictive

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