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ART GLOBE ON WALNUT ATLAS BASE

Rand, McNally & Company. Rand, McNally Indexed Terrestrial Art globe. Diameter 12 inches, distances in statute miles. One inch equals 666 miles. Rand, McNally & Company. Chicago. 1940. Uncoated gores over pasteboard, plastic time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in yellow with vignette depictions of various sailing ships. Cast bronzed full ring meridian moving within art moderne pillars atop a raised walnut boxlike book holder. No atlas present. Shows nautical distances, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the International Date Line. British Empire in pink, Chosen (Korea) and Formosa as Japanese territory. Shows the Third Reich in its post-Munich borders; Czechoslovakia does not exist and Slovenia is a German protectorate. Some surface abrasions and small blemishes. Handsome production. I.D.#07168. SOLD.

 

 

ART GLOBE ON MAHOGANY CABOCHON BASE

Rand, McNally & Company. Rand, McNally Indexed Terrestrial Art globe. Diameter 12 inches, distances in statute miles. One inch equals 666 miles. See Great Circle measuring scale along 30 degree W. Latitude. Rand, McNally & Company. Chicago. 1940. Uncoated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial may be lacking. Oceans finished in pea green. On table mount with silvered cast metal cast half meridian on round turned mahogany cabuchon base. Shows nautical distances, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the International Date Line and eight vignette color illustrations of famous exploring ships. British Empire in pink, Chosen (Korea) and Formosa as Japanese territory. Shows the Third Reich in its post-Munich borders; Czechoslovakia does not exist and Slovenia is a German protectorate. Same surface detail as I.D.#03631; mount may have been supplied but extremely handsome. 1 dent near Japan area. I.D.#07709. SOLD.

 

 

Cram, George F. Cram's Universal Terrestrial globe - 7 inch- Natural scale - 1:71,700,000 1132 Statute Miles = One Inch. Spellings conform to official rulings of United States Geographical Board and Royal Geographical Society... No. 73. Cram, George F. Indianapolis. 1940. Coated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in blue green with Eqinoctial Colure, International Date Line and analemma. Offset bronzed iron bracket on domed cabuchon base. Nautical routes and short wave transmitters shown in red. Shows Italian East Africa and Slovakia not part of the Axis. Nice condition. I.D.#08012. SOLD.

Rand, McNally & Company. Rand, McNally Indexed Terrestrial Art globe. Diameter 12 inches, distances in statute miles. One inch equals 666 miles. Rand, McNally & Company. Chicago. 1940. Coated gores over pasteboard, plastic time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in pale blue with vignette depictions of various sailing ships. Cast chromed metal full ring meridian moving within walnut cradle atop walnut boxlike book holder. Provided with a Rand McNally Reader's edition atlas, copyrighted 1944 and their globe handbook and pronouncing index, .1942. Same surface geography as I.D.#07168 but another color scheme. Retailed in 1944, but using the last of the prewar chromed meridians. Shows nautical distances, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the International Date Line. British Empire in pink, Chosen (Korea) and Formosa as Japanese territory. Shows the Third Reich in its post-Munich borders; Czechoslovakia does not exist and Slovenia is a German protectorate. Done immediately after Pearl Harbor. I.D.#08140. SOLD.

SOLD. Cram, George F. Co. Cram's Universal Terrestrial globe -9 inch- Natural Scale 1=55,800,000 One Inch = 880 Statue Miles. 68.12 mi. Length of a degree of longitude, shown at each 10 degrees of latitude on meridian 30 w. Spellings conform to official rulings of United States Geographical Board and Royal Geographical Society. No. 90. Indianapolis. 1940. Coated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in gray green with Ecliptic, Equinoctial Colure, ocean currents, and analemma. Ocean distances and short wave stations shown in red. Axis pivoting only from offset bracket on plum colored raised steel base. Shows Slovakia as part of the Nazi empire and Italian East Africa. Upper hemisphere dust soiled. Scarce size. I.D.#08172. SOLD.

Chein, J. & Co. untitled. [child's table globe] J. Chein & Co. Burlington, N.J. c1940. 5.5 inch transfer painted steel orb without time dial. Oceans finished in medium blue, with detailed multicolored map surfaces. Includes Ecliptic, Equinoctial Colure, nautical distances and the famous flights. Half meridian of shaped hollow tin, red finished, hollow tin column, on round pressed tin red base with colored months, seasons and zodiac rings. Surface shows extensive Japanese conquests in China and in Europe nazi expansion but Southeast Asia still independent. Pre-Pearl Harbor.  Good condition. I.D.#06557.

LARGEST TERRESTRIAL ART GLOBE ON FULL MOUNT FLOOR STAND

Rand, McNally & Co. Rand McNally Indexed Terrestrial Art globe. Diameter 16 inches. Distances in statute miles. One inch equals 500 miles. See Great circle measuring scale along 30 w. Longitude. Rand McNally & Co. Chicago. c1940. Dull paper gores over hollow steel orb, plastic time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in pea green with International Date Line, nautical distances and small representations of famous sailing ships. On this, the largest size of the Art Globe, the little sailing ships are actually named. Cast white metal full ring meridian on a full mount walnut Duncan Phyfe three leg stand. Names each small atoll in the South Pacific. Slovakia shown as a German Protectorate. Spots of surface corrosion. Lower grommet damaged with considerable rubbing in near Antarctica. Early wartime top end model. Rare size. I.D.#08179.

 

WARTIME ISSUE ON MOLDED GLASS CRADLE

Rand, McNally & Company. Rand, McNally Indexed Terrestrial Art globe. Diameter 12 inches. Distances in statute miles. One inch equals 666 miles. See Great Circle measuring scale along 30 degree W. Longitude. Rand, McNally & Company. Chicago. 1941. Uncoated gores over cork. Oceans finished in pea green with nautical distances, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the International Date Line and eight color vignettes of famous exploring ships. Unmounted and laid into black glass molded cradle. British Empire in pink, Chosen (Korea) and Formosa as Japanese territory. Shows the Third Reich in its post-Munich borders; Czechoslovakia does not exist and Slovenia is a German protectorate. A later issue of I.D. #03631 with comma removed from Rand McNally firm name, and word 'longitude' substituted for latitude. Spindle axis holes at either pole covered with a round printed patch, that at North Pole lacking. Wartime glass substitute base. Surface fading and water spots. Novel base, attractive combination.   I.D.#06392.

 

Cram, George F. Co. Cram's Universal Terrestrial globe -10.5 inch- Natural Scale - 1 = 47,800,000 One Inch = 755 Statute Miles 68.12 mi. Length of a degree of longitude, shown at each 10 degrees of latitude on meridian 30 w. Spellings conform to official rulings of United States Geographic Board and Royal Geographical Society. No. 105. The George F. Cram Company. Indianapolis. 1941. Coated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in turquoise, trade routes shown in red in statute miles. International Date Line and short wave radio transmitters also in red. Bronzed cast offset bracket on wartime dish form turned wood base. Slovakia shown as part of the Axis. Excellent condition. I.D.#07525.

UNUSUAL WARTIME ART DECO GLASS BASE

Cram, George F. Co. Cram's Universal Terrestrial globe. -10.5 Inch- Natural Scale 1 = 47,800,000 One inch = 755 Statute Miles. 68.12 mi. Length of a degree of longitude, shown at each 10 degrees of latitude on meridian 30 w. Spellings conform to official rulings of United States Geographic Board and Royal Geographical Society. No.105. The George F. Cram Company. Indianapolis. c1941 . Coated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in gray green with Equinoctial Colure, Eliptic, analemma and many trade routes. Short wave transmitters and trade routes shown in red. Locates Sargasso sea in Atlantic. Cast gilded metal offset bracket on an art deco chevron-form wood base. Boy's wartime table globe showing Slovakia as a part of the nazi Reich. Place names in Manchukuo and Chosen as called by the Japanese. Interesting display of radio stations. Dust soiled. I.D.#06837.

Replogle Globes. 10 inch Standard globe... Replogle Globes. Chicago. c1941. Coated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in olive green with International Date Line, Ecliptic and analemma. A good quality orb, vintage 1938, overprinted with the world's airline routes in red. Sits in a wood grained cardboard cradle labeled "Air=Ways Globe" with horizon ring showing flying time based on 300 M.P.H., the wind system, the atmosphere, and Great Circles. An unusual wartime school globe. Excellent condition for an ephemeral item.  I.D.#07164.

 

 

Cram, George F. 8 inch Terrestrial globe... No 80. Indianapolis. c1941. Coated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in gray green with Equinoctial Colure/International Date Line, ocean currents, nautical distances and analemma. Axis pivot only on turned wood dish like base. Nazi empire includes Luxemburg and Slovakia. Same as I.D.#06711 but year or so later. Repaired at equator. I.D.#07329.

EARLY WARTIME GLOBE

Weber Costello Co. New Peerless 12 inch globe. Terrestrial Globe... Chicago Heights, IL. c1941. Coated paper gores over pasteboard. Plastic time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in light blue with Equinoctial Colure, Ecliptic, nautical distances, ocean currents, and analemma. Cast metal gray tone full ring meridian within conforming cradle on square moderne mahogany wood base. Interesting early World War 2 globe, showing wartime mount. Poland divided between USSR and Germany, Hungary and Slovenia shown as part of Axis, Manchukuo extends southwest to Great Wall. Shown in red are air flight times, China Clipper and Kingsford-Smith Honolulu-Sydney flight, May 31-June 9, 1928. Duration 83 hours, 4 minutes. Shows Hindenburg dirigible route. Shows a few short wave stations in red. Surface water damaged and stained. I.D.#09959.

RARE "MANCHURIA SEIZED BY JAPAN..." DESIGNATION

Cram, George F. Co. Cram's Universal Terrestrial globe -10.5 inch- Natural Scale - 1 = 47,800,000 One Inch = 755 Statute Miles 68.12 mi. Length of a degree of longitude, shown at each 10 degrees of latitude on meridian 30 w. Spellings conform to official rulings of United States Geographic Board and Royal Geographical Society. No. 105. The George F. Cram Company. Indianapolis. 1942. Coated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in blue green, trade routes shown in statute miles. Wartime mount without meridian with wood axis rod and offset bracket. Round brown finished dome base with gilt line accent. Rare, with added note in red pointing to Manchoukuo with arrow, "Manchuria seized by Japan Sept. 18, 1931. Not recognized by U.S. Govt." Luxemburg in Europe colored red not recognizing the Nazi invasion. International political partisanship rarely found on globes. Excellent condition.  I.D.#06262. SOLD.

ART DECO MOLDED GLASS BASE

Rand McNally & Company. Rand McNally Indexed Terrestrial Art globe. Diameter 12 inches. Distances in statute miles. One inch equals 666 miles. See Great Circle measuring scale along 30 degree W. Longitude. Rand McNally & Company. Chicago. 1942. Coated gores over pasteboard. Oceans finished in pea green with nautical distances, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the International Date Line and eight color vignettes of famous exploring ships. Unmounted and laid into black glass stepped art deco molded cradle. British Empire in pink, Chosen (Korea) and Formosa as Japanese territory. Shows Slovenia colored the same as the Third Reich. A later issue of I.D.#06392. Newer spelling of the firm name. Spindle axis holes at either pole covered with a round printed patch. Stylish deco wartime molded glass base. I.D.#08099. SOLD.

 

RARE "BURMA ROAD" WARTIME REISSUE ON CUSTOM STAND

Replogle Globes, Inc. 12 inch Standard globe. Clear * Accurate * Up-to-Date. Replogle Globes, Inc. Chicago. 1943, early. Coated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished pea green with Ecliptic, International Date Line, some nautical distances and analemma. Axis pivot only on raised three legs table stand made from twisted flat metal strips. Bronzed. Ethiopia not yet designated Italian, Manchukuo instead of Manchutikuo. Wartime reissue of a 1936 design omitting the short wave stations and adding the Assam Road, Burma Road and Russian Road in China and Southeast Asia. Good condition. I.D.#08963. SOLD.

RARE WARTIME GLOBE WITH UPDATE TICKET

Replogle Globes, Inc. 10 inch Standard globe... Clear * Accurate * Up-to Date. Replogle Globes, Inc. Chicago. 1944. Coated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans finished in medium blue with International Date Line, Ecliptic, Ocean currents, nautical distances, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and analemma. Shows wartime roads such as Burma and Assam Roads and Alaska Highway. Shows the world railroads. Wooden rod offset mounted to brown finished pressed glass base. With tag explaining that after the war boundary changes would be made available as stickers to be affixed to the surface. Very informative World War 2 globe. Boundaries as of September 1, 1939 with red overprinting. Surface stains and dent. I.D.#07189. SOLD.

Gousha, H. M. Co. Plano-Sphere. The world at a glance. H.M. Gousha Company. Chicago. c1944. Wartime substitute for a globe being flat hemispherical maps mounted at right angles to show any quadrant of the earth. Color lithography on cardboard. Propagandistic in ignoring nazi conquests shows pre-1938 European borders and nations including Luxemburg. Still shows Chosen and Manchoukuo in the Far East. Base with colored flags of China, Soviet Union, Netherlands, Free France, Norway, British Empire and the United States. I.D.#06143.

Cram, George F. Co. Cram's Universal Terrestrial globe. - 10.5 inch - ... Natural scale - 1= 47,800,00 One Inch = 755 Statute Miles. 68.12 mi. length of a degree of latitude, shown at each 10 degrees of longitude on meridian 30 w. Spellings conform to official rulings of United States Geographical Board and Royal Geographical Society. No. 105... George F. Cram Co. Indianapolis. 1945. Coated paper gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans blue gray, with Ecliptic, International Date Line, nautical distances, ocean currents and the Sargasso Sea. Axis pivot without meridian with offset cast iron bracket on raised wooden four-legged stand. Immediate post World War 2 European boundaries, Korea independent and united, French Indo China, and Ethiopia (Abyssinia) liberated. Pakistan and Israel not yet formed. I.D.#06561. SOLD.

THE BAR STOOL GLOBE - CRAM'S BEST SCHOOL GLOBE - IN UNUSUAL STAND

Cram, George F. Co. Cram's Unrivaled Terrestrial globe -12 inch- Natural Scale 1- 41,420,882 One inch = 653 Statute Miles 68.12 mi. Length of a degree of longitude, shown at each 10 degrees of latitude on meridian 30 w. Spellings conform to official rulings of United States Geographic Board and Royal Geographical Society. No. 4. The George F. Cram Company. Indianapolis. c1945. Attractive orb with dull-coated gores over pasteboard dressed in white plastic. Heavy private residence orb quality. Oceans finished in pea green, large analemma scale in Pacific. Nautical distances shown in red, time dial at North Pole present but detached. Laid into an olive crackle-finish steel cradle with horizon ring supported by conforming struts; a so-called Douthit mount named for its inventor the late Mr. Douthit, president of the George F. Cram Co. Horizon ring has distances, time and latitude degree scales and speaks of bomber and transport plane air speeds. Cram's best schoolroom globe issued immediately after VJ-Day with good coverage of the railroads of Asia. European boundaries of immediately after World War 2 with Austria and Czechoslovakia restored. India and Burma still under British with Pakistan not yet formed. Unusual in that it shows "Palestine & Israel".  Cradle fitted into what appears to have been a four-legged oak stool with the seat removed and its frame used as a floor stand. Found in the Hudson Valley and believed used at Stewart Army air Base to instruct cadets in aerial navigation. Nice display piece and a rare survival. I.D.#04991.

Cram, The George F. Company. Cram's Universal Terrestrial globe. -12 inch - Natural scale 1= 41,420,882. One Inch = 653 Statute Miles. 68.12 mi. Length of a degree of longitude, show at each 10 degrees of latitude on meridian 30 w. Spellings conform to official rulings of United States Geographic Board and Royal Geographical Society. No. 3. The George F. Cram Company. Indianapolis, Indiana. c1945. Coated gores over pasteboard, time dial at North Pole. Oceans tinted pea green, with ocean currents, nautical distances, International Date Line and analemma scale in Pacific. Cast iron goldtoned full ring meridian with cradle fastened by screw on turned maple dish-form base with felts. Manchuria independent but Korea still shows Japanese names for its cities. Post World War 2 Europe but Pakistan not yet formed. Some gore misregister in Philippines area. Hasty reissue of a prewar design. I.D.#06368SOLD.

 

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