Exceptionally Rare Wonder World Globe; c 1946

Exceptionally Rare Wonder World Globe; c 1946

310.00

This nostalgic globe with retro styling and illustrations will revive childhood memories. Post WW2, Replogle ventured out into the children’s market by producing a few unique globes, such as the Surprise Globe that would flip open, the Quiz Globe, and the Airways Globe game, and the Wonder World globe offered here.

SKU: 0319WONDERW46 

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This nostalgic globe with retro styling and illustrations will revive childhood memories! Or inspire new ones if you born in the digital age…

Post WW2, Replogle ventured out into the children’s market by producing a few unique globes, such as the Surprise Globe that would flip open, the Quiz Globe, and the Airways Globe game, and the Wonder World globe offered here.

With these unique and colorful pieces Replogle attempted to expand the company into the Toy market, dominated by J.Chein and Ohio Art. After only a few years, Replogle was forced to pull out as the market was too competitive.

The 10 inch Globe itself is made of cardboard, mounted into a metal half meridian. The legend includes motifs of very “retro” looking planes and ships. Political borders are shown in a simplified matter. The base is made of dark navy metal and has an internal shelf that contains a book called “The World is Yours.” This book features facts about globes, are position in space, and a ton of games, quizzes and activities. The original book is rarely included. Total height is 15 inches.

Overall, the globe is in beautiful condition. Almost no wear to the orb, except for the mark near the Arctic Circle (see photos). Details are crisp and vivid in color. Because they were made for kids, models in this fine condition are next to impossible to find!

The age of the Globe has been determined by the political display; showing a post WW2 Europe and Palestine before the creation of Israel (1948).

$285 — Item #: 0319WONDERW46