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Allanson 12″ Antique Raised Relief Desk National Geographic Collection – Replogle Globes

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Background

In July 2023, I received a gift from my friends - an Allanson 12″ Antique Raised Relief Desk National Geographic Collection – Replogle Globes. I always have thought of having a globe around to see Earth and the countries, hence it is nice to have received it as a gift.

The Stuff

The Allanson 12″ Antique Raised Relief Desk National Geographic Collection – Replogle Globes as stated is an antique-style globe. It comes together with a Certificate of Authenticity. Based on the Replogle Globes website, here is the information on the stuff:
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • Shipping Dimensions: 14”W x 14”D x 19”H
  • Model #: 39504
  • Classification: Desktop
  • Cartography Style: Political Map, Topographical Map
  • Globe Style: Antique
  • Globe Ball Diameter: 12" / 30cm
  • Globe Ball Material: 100% Reclaimed Paper Fiber
  • Raised Relief Texture: Yes
  • Illuminated: No
  • Special Features: Antique Brass Plated Semi-Meridian and Base
  • Country of Manufacture: United States
  • Product Dimensions: 13”W x 12”D x 17”H
Here are some pictures that I have taken to show what the stuff looks like:

The Allanson 12″ Antique Raised Relief Desk National Geographic Collection – Replogle Globes
The Allanson 12″ Antique Raised Relief Desk National Geographic Collection – Replogle Globes

The brass-plated base supports the globe
The brass-plated base supports the globe

It also shows the time difference depending on the location
It also shows the time difference depending on the location

The raised relief and the National Geographic logo on the globe
The raised relief and the National Geographic logo on the globe

The Certificate of Authenticity that comes with the globe
The Certificate of Authenticity that comes with the globe

Usage and Experience

I have had the Allanson 12″ Antique Raised Relief Desk National Geographic Collection – Replogle Globes for over a week since this post. It is placed on one of my desks so I can look and spin at it when I feel like it. Surprisingly it is not heavy as I can carry it with one hand.

I like that the globe has raised relief which gives me a sense of the location's terrain when I am looking at it.

In terms of build quality, I would say this is one well build globe. It feels sturdy and its design is nice.

Strangely, the brass-plated base has a place to imprint National Geographic but it is blank. This could raise questions on the authenticity of this globe, even though there is a Certificate of Authenticity.

You can watch the video of this stuff below or on YouTube:


Final Thoughts

Overall, I feel that the Allanson 12″ Antique Raised Relief Desk National Geographic Collection – Replogle Globes is nice stuff to have on one's desk or as a display. With Google Maps available, there is no real requirement to have such stuff.

If you are interested in this stuff, you can click on the link below:


Alternatively, you can click on some of the alternatives that I have found on Shopee and Amazon: