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Shell Roxana Globe Questions #725819
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Has anyone seen this particular globe logo design? I cannot find any that are exactly like it, original or fake. This one looks like an authentic piece to me.


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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725884
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Here is a picture.

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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725886
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It’s hard to tell from the picture. Is that a 15” lense or 13.5”? Does the metal base happen to have “Shell Oil Co” embossed on it?

I believe that lense was only made in a 15”

Also, a couple pictures of the inside would help in verification.

However, I hate to break it to you, but the bottom of the shell only matches reproductions and not the original listed in the globe CD.

I’ve never seen the bottom of a Shell logo look like that. It looks all wrong. However I am not a globe expert. You may want to talk to Scott Benjamin or Wayne Henderson, just in case.

By the way, that globe is reproduced in both sizes.

-Steve

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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725887
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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725888
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show pictures of the backside of the lenses, save you some time


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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725893
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IMHO - pure unmarked fantasy lenses.

New glass.

No wear-n-tear for (supposedly) 50+ year old lenses.

Don't match any designs shown in any of the globe books or the globe CD.

Jim

Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: Speedracer] #725895
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Originally Posted by Speedracer
It’s hard to tell from the picture. Is that a 15” lense or 13.5”? Does the metal base happen to have “Shell Oil Co” embossed on it?

I believe that lense was only made in a 15”

Also, a couple pictures of the inside would help in verification.

However, I hate to break it to you, but the bottom of the shell only matches reproductions and not the original listed in the globe CD.

I’ve never seen the bottom of a Shell logo look like that. It looks all wrong. However I am not a globe expert. You may want to talk to Scott Benjamin or Wayne Henderson, just in case.

By the way, that globe is reproduced in both sizes.

-Steve



They are 15" glass lenses and the metal base does not have any markings stamped into it. Here are some more pics.

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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725898
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IMO they are not old...


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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725918
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...looks like the lenses are different? Like one pectin is backed with white, and one isn't?


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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725924
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There was some unmarked ones came out of Canada many years ago. I have these boxed away somewhere. Looks same to me. If I remember, the big difference in these and originals is the red and yellow are reversed.

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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: gulfiend!] #725926
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Originally Posted by gulfiend!
...looks like the lenses are different? Like one pectin is backed with white, and one isn't?



They are the same, one is with a camera flash and the other is not.

Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725943
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Thanks for the help on this to everyone! I found a pic of what I think it is an real one.

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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725958
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Correct - that is 'real'

Please note the condition of the graphics.

I have never seen a 'real' one that looked significantly better than the photo above.

I was told by an expert globe collector that these did not have 'fired on' graphics - so they didn't survive very well out in the elements.

Later . . .

Jim

Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #725961
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Notice the glaring difference is the red and yellow are reversed.

Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #726448
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Here is my 15" lens

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Re: Shell Roxana Globe Questions [Re: BeardBros] #726450
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IMO. Looks like even the body is a new repo. A guy in Canada makes them like that !


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