Give it a whirl
Thursday, November 05, 2009
I collect globes. I have a lot of them. I bought this one in Vancouver, in an antique mall downtown, around 1992 or 1993. It is circa 1944, on a metal stand that someone painted black a long time ago. It is paper over cardboard. More than 12 inches in diameter. Some wear in the cardboard where it attaches to the spinner at the base. Not bad for something 65 years old. I really like it and I still wonder if I should get rid of it, but I am going to commit to trying to sell it. I will try to put an ad up on craigslist and UsedVictoria this weekend. I am going to line up all of my globes, choose the ones that are my absolute favourites, take a deep breath and try to sell the rest. I find globes and maps fascinating — the older the better of course. I look at countries whose names have changed, whose borders have been adjusted — so many places I’ll never get to.