News about Globes
Antique globes put a new spin on our world view
At its most basic, a globe is a carefully designed and printed map that’s been glued to a ball and installed in a decorative display stand. Creating the map is the hardest part, because it’s a two-dimensional object that must approximate a three-dimensional world.
Morphy’s rolls out rare signs, globes for April 3 Gas & Oil Auction
DENVER, Pa. – If condition is king, then expect a red carpet to be rolled out on April 3 as Morphy’s presents a regal auction line-up of gorgeous signs, gas globes and early pumps in a 746-lot Automobilia & Petroliana Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
1959 Chevy Corvette was top prize at Miller & Miller sale
NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A fully restored powder blue 1959 Chevrolet Corvette convertible sped off for $82,600 in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Petroliana, Railroadiana & Advertising auction held on June 18. One hundred percent of lots sold, and 86 percent of the top 50 lots exceeded estimate. Overall, the auction grossed $628,674. All […]
Morphy’s rings up $2.4M at Automobilia, Petroliana & Railroadiana Auction
DENVER, Pa. – Trains, planes and automobiles were on the minds of bidders who brought their A-game to Morphy’s big March 29-30 Automobilia, Petroliana & Railroadiana auction. The colorful 1,498-lot sale featured rare, fresh-to-the-market examples of signage, gas pumps, globes and other service station equipment from motoring’s golden era. The two-day grand total came to […]