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I found it quite challenging to find my way through the jungle of Nordmende shortwave radios carrying similar designations. If is even a bit more complicated when You look at the international market, as some models got different designations when produced for export. one reason is, that due to copyright problems, Nordmende did not use the name "Globetrotter" in the U.S., the sets have been sold under the name of "Glove Traveler" in the worldwide market.
I am very interested in receiving informations and images from export variants of Nordmende shortwave radios to share with the community here.

Globetrotter 4/601 green / 864.601.00; 1964/65
round waveband pushbuttons,
green coloured dial markings on shortwave logging dial,
shortwave band displayed in a tiny window,
logging scale 0 - 100
name written (below speaker) in "handwriting style" font
original price in Germany 695.- DM
Globetrotter 4/601 orange; 1965/66
round waveband pushbuttons,
orange coloured dial markings on shortwave logging dial,
shortwave band displayed in a tiny window,
logging scale 0 - 100
name written (below speaker) in "modern printed letters" font
original price in Germany 458.- DM
Globetrotter 7/601 orange / 867.601.00; 1966/68,
round waveband pushbuttons,
orange coloured lettering,
wavebands indicated by orange couloured lines around band selector knob,
logging scale 0 - 100
Globetrotter 7/601 green; 1966?
Globetraveler export version,
round waveband pushbuttons,
green coloured lettering,
wavebands indicated by green couloured lines around band selector knob,
logging scale 0 - 100
Globetrotter Amateur
1968/69,
square waveband pushbuttons,
green coloured lettering for FM dial, orange coloured for bandspread dial,
covers 80 - 10 m ham and broadcast bands, BFO
bandspread dial with frequency marks
double conversion
Globetrotter TN6000 8/101; 1968/69,
square waveband pushbuttons,
green coloured lettering for FM dial, orange coloured for bandspread dial,
covers 80 - 10 m ham and broadcast bands, no BFO
bandspread dial with frequency marks
single conversion
Globetrotter TN6001
1969/70,
square waveband pushbuttons,
green coloured lettering for FM dial, orange coloured for bandspread dial,
covers 80 - 10 m ham and broadcast bands, no BFO
bandspread dial with frequency marks
single conversion
Globetraveler Pro
Export version of Globetrotter Amateur
1969/70,
square waveband pushbuttons,
green coloured lettering for FM dial, orange coloured for bandspread dial,
covers 80 - 10 m ham and broadcast bands, BFO
bandspread dial with frequency marks
double conversion
Globetraveler III
Export Version
1969/70,
square waveband pushbuttons,
green coloured lettering for FM dial, orange coloured for bandspread dial,
covers 80 - 10 m ham and broadcast bands, no BFO
bandspread dial with frequency marks

Comparison between German and U.S. Export models
of Nordmende Shortwave Radios

Export Model Deutsche Bezeichnung /
German Designation
   
Globetraveler Globetrotter Runde Knöpfe, KW-Logskala 0-100 /
Round buttons, SW log-scale
Globetraveler Pro Globetrotter Amateur Viereckige Bandtasten, Afu- & BC-Bänder, BFO, Doppelsuper /
Square bandswitch buttons, Ham and broadcast bands, BFO, double conversion
Globetraveler II
Globetraveler III
Globetraveler VIP
Globetrotter TN6000
Globetrotter TN6000
Globetrotter TN6000
viereckige Bandtasten, KW-Bandspreizskalen mit Frequenzangaben /
rectangular bandswitch buttons, shortwave dials with frequency marks
 
Globetraveler IV Globetrotter TN6001 viereckige Bandtasten, KW-Bandspreizskalen mit Frequenzangaben /
rectangular bandswitch buttons, shortwave dials with frequency marks
Export model: additional VHF police band 147-174 MHz
       
Globetraveler Jr. Transita Royal    
Globetraveler exec Transita Exact Export model: MW, Marine Band, 2 x SW, FM
Globetraveler stereo Transita stereo extremely rare  
Globetraveler super Globemanager Export model: additional VHF police band 147-174 MHz
Globetraveler 7000 Galaxy mesa 7000 Export model: additional VHF police band 147-174 MHz
Globetraveler 9000st Galaxy mesa 9000st Export model: additional VHF police band 147-174 MHz

I would be very thankful for additional informations and images that help to identify the Nordmende Globetrotter and specially the Export variants Nordmende Traveler sets.
Many thanks to Todd Stackhouse for all informations.