It's easy to find a globe that looks nice, but it's the globes with a unique story that really hold my interest.
Re-posted this morning is a 1942 Replogle beauty made of pressed cardboard: https://www.etsy.com/listing/123621992/vintage-replogle-airways-globe-world-war
The defining characteristic of this globe is the pressed cardboard cradle, with the base having several layers of pressed pasteboard covered wood grain finish. The unique cradle documents the ingenuity of the globe maker. A shortage of metal occurred during World War II as most was needed for weapons and machinery. Replogle offered this unique pasteboard base which consists of pressed cardboard and has proved to be remarkably durable.
This globe magnificently documents the advancement of aviation technology during World War II as it depicts not only existing but also future flight routes. Amazingly, there are no existing uninterrupted transatlantic flights established, and instead flights stop at the Azores, halfway between the two continents, to refuel. The globe indicates the confidence of aeronautical engineers as it ensures future direct flights between London and New York.
This is a really cool piece, both as a historical artifact and as a modern teaching tool.