I want to write a quick post to introduce myself, and at the same time introduce the Omniterrum Globe blog. I am an avid globe collector who started blogging about globes as a way to connect to other collectors. As a collector I have been frustrated by the lack of information when it comes to collecting globes. It’s pretty frustrating to type ” collecting globes” or “antique globes” into a Google search window and all you find is a bunch of sites dedicated to old snow globes! Hey nothing against the snow globe folks, but really…
So what are my qualifications to be writing this blog, am I a “globe expert”? Did I study geography in college? Do I personally have the worlds greatest collection of globes?
NO, NO and certainly NO. What I do have is passion for my subject. I love globes, I love the snapshots of history they provide, I love the scientific knowledge they represent, and I love them as objects of art, useful sculpture really. I’ve been collecting actively since 2007 I happened onto a great late 1930’s Cram’s floor globe at an antique mall and it was love at first site. the rest is history, actually a room full of history at this point. I’m becoming more selective as my tastes change, and my display space runs low. Personally Im striving to assemble a representative collection of American globes from about 1830 to 1950 from Wilson to Weber I like to say.
Many people reading this blog will never own a globe as old as 1930 let alone 1830, and there are also a group of collectors who would not touch anything made after 1900. That’s the great thing about a hobby such as this there really is room for everyone.
In short my goal as a blogger is to broaden the hobby’s exposure, and to provide information to new collectors that I wish I had when I bought my 1st globe. I’ll never call myself an expert, far from it I’m learning everyday, with that in mind I strive for accuracy in my posts but inevitably mistakes will be made. I love to offer my opinion, and remember it is just that an opinion, my bloggers right I think ha….
I encourage discussion, comments, and criticism in the comments section, If you want to contact me directly feel free at firstname.lastname@example.org
With thanks, Kyle