How old is a globe?
Similarly one may ask, are old globes worth anything?
Most antique globes you find today are a bit younger though. Age can have a great influence on the value of a globe: while a good condition 30-inch globe from the 1930s-1960s can be valued at as much as a thousand euro, a tiny pocket globe from the late 18th century can be worth fifteen times more.
Hereof, how do you tell the date of a globe?
You can determine an edition date by comparing your globe or map to the listing. For example, if your globe shows the Philippines as independent (1946), but India as a British possession and not yet independent (1947), then the globe's edition date is 1946 or 1947.
Traditionally, globes were manufactured by gluing a printed paper map onto a sphere, often made from wood. The most common type has long, thin gores (strips) of paper that narrow to a point at the poles, small disks cover over the inevitable irregularities at these points.