Have you ever wondered about the age of that old globe in your home or classroom?
I have. While we’re on homeschooling hiatus this summer I plan to scour the second-hand stores, flea markets, and garage sales for vintage items of all kinds and research their origin and current worth.
Last week I found an old globe at my local Goodwill. I love Geography (even though I’m not very good at it), and I’ve been looking for a nice second -hand globe for years. The ones I’ve found have either been damaged, are way too expensive, or just too small.
I spent $3.99 on a Replogle Globe. It is bigger than a basketball, but smaller than a beach ball. It spins nicely on its stand and contains physical features like raised surfaces for mountains.
I researched it on the web and found an article by replogle called How Old is Your Globe? If you want to date your globe here is the link:
I knew our globe was vintage because of the huge “U.S.S.R.” label where Russia is now, and Bombay, India as well. Our globe dated before 1966 because it has Basutoland and the Maldive Islands instead of the current names of Lesotho and the Maldives. I had a lot of fun doing the activity with the kids!
WORTH: The one I have, with a metal base, is valued at $20-$30.
HISTORY: In 1930, Luther Replogle began handcrafting globes in his Chicago apartment. He wanted to make the globe available for people to use in their homes. Previously, globes were mostly found in academic settings.
APPEAL: I love having a globe for my homeschool and for my own personal use. I’m also super impressed with the globe-aging chart by Replogle.
Check another vintage item with this link: https://lovemylittlecottage.com/de-simone-espresso-set-behind-the-vintage-item-4/