The Gagarin :: Limited Edition Mini Desk Globe

Updated entry on the limited run of desk globe showing earth as viewed from space…. which we named The Gagarin!

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Russian Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.

Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation’s highest honour. Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup crew to the Soyuz 1 mission (which ended in a fatal crash). Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow, which was later named after him. Gagarin died in 1968 when the MiG-15 training jet he was piloting crashed.

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Here is the first being made…






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Base options :

Brass Albion : Available in 23cm only.


Bubinga, available in 23cm and 36cm sizing.


Oak, available in 23cm, 36cm, 50cm, 80cm and 127cm & with a variety of stains.217albion-oak-gagarin1


London Plane, available in 23cm and 36cm in a variety of stains.217albion-plane-gagarin1

Zebrano, available in 23cm and 36cm.217albion-zebrano-gagarin1

The Coppa, solid Copper hand cast using the lost wax method. Available in 23cm only.   217standard-coppa-gagarin1

The Luminom, available in 23cm only, for 36cm see “The Albion in Aluminium” – both can either have a brushed or shined finish.


The Standard – Walnut. Available in 23cm only. With 36cm, 50cm and 80cm in Albion style.217standard-walnut-gagarin1



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Bellerby & Co Globemakers; Creators of high quality, beautiful handmade world globes. Combining traditional techniques with pioneering design. Handcrafted terrestrial and celestial globes in London. We create models of many sizes and styles, and offer a bespoke service.

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