89/556  Underwater Explorer Waterglobe      

Original selling price:  $45.00
Introduced:  May 1995
Issued:  1995
Retired:  1995

The Underwater Explorer Waterglobe plays "In The Good Old Summertime."  Even though the entire globe is filled with water it makes it appear that their is only water slightly above the ducks head.  There is some type of blueish solution that only goes above the ducks head.  In my own globe, it appears to be oily/greasy and heavy, which keeps the blue solution to the bottom of the globe just above the ducks head.    

Because of this solution, it gives the appearance that the duck is ducking his head underwater, hence the title.  No one, including Dean, was able to tell me what type of solution was used.  In 95, I was curious and asked a Silvestri rep. She told me antifreeze was used inside the globe but Dean said he didn't think that's what was used.      

There are reports of this waterglobe having clear water.  It was not produced to have clear water.  I have no explanation for this, but it is possible that the solution may never have been put inside the globe at the time of production or it faded over time.

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