Just hoping to get some expert opinions as to whether or not I should be kicking myself.
I attended a railroad hobby show over the weekend, and I always keep my eyes open for interesting lanterns being misrepresented as railroad lanterns.
I was actually quite surprised and pleased to see that most were, in fact, actual railroad lanterns.
My question pertains to a globe that one vendor had for sale.
It was clear, and I believe it was a Fitzall-sized globe.
The lettering on it was larger than on the usual Dietz or Embury globes that you see on a regular basis, so I'm assuming it was older.
I saw nothing wrong with it, other than some slight roughness around the top and bottom edges. And maybe that's not even a problem.
The text, if I recall correctly, was:
ROCHESTER NEW YORK
They had an asking price of $20 on it.
I didn't buy it, because I don't have a lantern in need of that particular globe at this time, and I'm not sure how much more of the collecting obsession the wife is going to put up with. Also, I wasn't sure how desirable a globe I was looking at.
Ok, what does everybody think?
Did I really blow it?