|Waiting to "Rush" May's field 9/5/19|
|The sea of humanity, antiquers on a mission|
Here are a few examples of what I run into, this first globe is an 8 inch Hammond's globe, that had major condition issues, the price was quoted as $375, the dealer extolled the virtues of the beautiful stand, but he failed to understand that the value lies in having a crisp pristine map.
|Replogle clock globe|
|Rand McNally 18 inch globe|
Here Is another globe that Is really rare in any form, an 18 inch table globe by Rand McNally from the 1890's. Table globes of this vintage are hard to find in this colossal 18 inch size, this globe was priced to sell at $200, I suspect there was even wiggle room there. It needed some TLC to be great, including new shellac , because someone had stripped it, and some minor crack repair. I thought long and hard about this one because I'm just not the collector for this globe, but for the right person this could be a winner. I chatted with the dealer, seems it was a recent estate find.
|A whole globe collection!|
I hope all of my snark is not off-putting especially if this is your first brush with my blog. I seem to become frustrated easily at shows, I'm sure dealers are easily frustrated by moronic customers, but such is life. I love Brimfield, and I love the chance if remote in finding something great. It's a yearly ritual. It's awesome!!