It has never been displayed and has been stored in its original packing in a smoke free, temperature and humidity controlled environment. The mahogany stand contains a circular brass plate inscribed thusly: Commemorative Snowglobe of St. Paul's Cathedral from Walt Disney's MARY POPPINS Premiere Date: August 27, 1964, Scene 534, featuring the song'Feed the Birds by Richard M. The mahogany stand has a protective felt pad attached to the bottom to protect any surface on which it might be displayed.
The snow globe stands on the mahogany base and is approximately 7" in height and 4" in diameter. It weighs 1 lb 14 ounces without the mahogany stand and 3 lbs with it.
The water in the globe is clear and, when you shake the globe, white "birds" flock around the cathedral. There is a 1-1/2 bubble at the apex of the globe, which is characteristic of Disney snow globes in particular and snow globes in general as they age. There are four "feet" that the globe and base use to rest upon the mahogany circular stand.
There are small felt pads on the feet. They are in perfect condition. The music box is in perfect working order and plays "Feed the Birds" when activated. The circular brass commemorative plate is in perfect, flawless condition.The entire snow globe is covered with a thin, clear plastic sheet for protection and it is packed in its original styrofoam which, in turn, is packed into its original plain white cardboard box. For any collector, especially the Disney Collector, this is a must have rare collectible since it is in perfect, brand new condition with all original packing material. As any collector knows, a rare collectible such as this should only continue to increase in value over the coming years. From a 2008 posting in the DISNEY SNOWGLOBE COLLECTORS GUIDE: This globe is a holy grail of sorts for Disney Snowglobe collectors. Please note that quote was from a 2008 posting. I have made an exhaustive search of the internet and contacted collectors whom I know personally and there is simply not another snow globe exactly like this one in this flawless, new condition, with its original packing, that is available for sale anywhere. The item "Disney's Mary Poppins Commemorative Musical Snow Globe NIB & EXTREMELY RARE" is in sale since Wednesday, May 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Disneyana\Contemporary (1968-Now)\Snowglobes". The seller is "doctorwww" and is located in Rockford, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.