In Search Of — Vintage Globes

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Welcome to the daily series “In Search Of,” where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about “Vintage Globes” and we’ve got loads of them.

We can’t believe how many beautiful vintage globes we’re seeing from Krrbers across the world. Tracing your finger across markings of a vintage map, it’s eye-opening to see how many land boundaries and names have changed over time. As a decorative item, we love the look of a collection of blue and green globes arranged atop a book shelf or mantle. And we’ve got all the spheres right here.

Metal Globe in Brooklyn, New York

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Photo: Krrb.com/BrooklynReclamation?auto=format

Bright blue and spinning on a stand.

Find it on Brooklyn Reclamation‘s Corner. $125.

Three Globes in Richmond, Virginia

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Photo: Krrb.com/STUDIO180fortheEclecticHome?auto=format

Start your collection with three globes at the same price we usually see one listed for.

Find them on Studio 180‘s Corner. $145.

World Globe On Stand in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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Photo: Krrb.com/20947?auto=format

Appear more studious than you are with by placing this spinning globe next to your telescope and leather books.

Find it on LexiLou‘s Corner. $50.

1950s Globe in Jamestown, Rhode Island

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Photo: Krrb.com/lbanker?auto=format

This one is remarkable for its bright blue color and ocean-floor price.

Find it on Leslie‘s Corner. $20.

Black Globe in San Francisco, California

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Photo: Krrb.com/34777?auto=format

This Mid-Century globe stands out in a set.

Find it on Joshua‘s Corner. $150.

Globe on Stand in New York, New York

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Photo: Krrb.com/33721?auto=format

Elegant and cheap, this basic globe is a do.

Find it on Mark‘s Corner. $20.

 
  • ktl340

    Just saw this post, you know it’s amazing how many globes can be found for so little, always when and where you’d least expect to see them. I love globes and have been seriously collecting for about 8 years. There’s just something about an old globe that grabs people’s attention. If interested check out my blog:
    collectingantiqueglobes.blogspot.com
    thanks, Kyle

  • Emily

    Absolutely. You can find my email here: http://www.emilygrosvenor.com/

  • That’s so cool! We do interviews with collectors: http://blog.krrb.com/collectors-corner-bryan-green-and-his-garbage-pail-kids/

    I’ll send you an email about doing an interview about your globes?

  • Emily

    My husband has brought most of mine home from Goodwill at $10 a pop. Infinite variety and quality, so he selects only the best. I’ve seen the same go for upwards of $85 at trendy housegoods showcases in Portland, but sprung from someone’s trash is the best.

    http://pioneerperfume.com/2015/06/07/atlas-hugged-on-collecting-globes/