I love the story that the gentleman who sold me this Replogle ‘World Vision’ globe told me. His parents bought it when he was a kid from a door-to-door salesman who was selling encyclopedias with a free globe thrown in, and his sales pitch for the globe was that when television arrived in South Africa (it hadn’t yet) the soft glow from the light of the globe would help them to see the television screen! I’m not sure where he was getting his facts from, but it was a pretty good sales pitch – good enough that the guy remembered it some forty years later! Sadly there’s been a bit of damage to the globe where a part of the map has torn, but obviously you can only see the damage from the one side. Plus it still works just fine, and it’s really just Greenland that’s missing (so no Christmas for whoever buys it!).
Dimensions: approx. 39cm tall x 30cm in diameter