Question: Is it possible to date a world globe?

Due to the presence of reproductions, commissioned woodworks, and replacements sometimes found with world globes, using the hardware to date a globe is less likely to provide an accurate date. However, political information is a fairly sound way to date a globe.

How can you tell how old a world globe is?

Dating a Globe The older, the better. The easiest way to tell the age of a globe is by the countries on the globe. Heres my 5-point checklist to be sure the globe is vintage (20 years or older): USSR – If the globe includes Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), you know it is from 1990 or earlier.

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