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"Golden Continent" Size: 1.49" Price: SOLD

If you collect Simpson planets, then THIS is one of those that you want. The hardcore Simpson collectors know that the best planets to get are actually those that are unsigned. That's because we know that these marbles are both early - created in the 80's or very early 90's - and they were most likely made by Simpson's hands himself, before Josh became uber-famous and hired a huge team of glassblowers to help him with the demand for his work. On top of that, I find that these early planets are the most interesting planets also, with neat land masses and fascinating things happening in the glass.

This planet is not only all of that, but is ALSO very special for a couple of other reasons. It has a huge golden continent, very rare, as you don't see a lot of gold like this in Josh's planets, especially this much. Then you've also got a very cool rainbow spoked satellite, another rare sight. The oceans are super bright blue, the land masses are super fun to explore. All around, a fantastic example of an early Inhabited Planet!!