National Geographic's Collectors Corner

Collaborative site for collectors, dealers, & anyone interested in our history.

The collection is my fathers who just turned 90. For most of his life he was a bookbinder and he did the custom book binding on all but the last few years. He has assigned me the task of finding someone who will enjoy these as much as he did. 

This is a one-of-a-kind set that should be kept intact.  I don't have these at my home so I only have the one "teaser" picture attached right now.  I believe the complete run is from 1912-2012 or 1913-2013.  If the earlier years were quarterly they would be in a single binding.  All others would be 2 bindings per year making the entire collection of 200 bound books!

There are some earlier volumes and a few loose issues.  The maps were removed and saved in a separate box. 

We are in Salt Lake City, Utah.  If that's close by you could save the cost of shipping these heavy volumes.

I'll be at his house this weekend and take more pictures to show the beauty of the collection and the detail of the bindings.

Any questions, email me at don.hancock@gmail.com .

Thanks for looking!

Views: 120

Attachments:

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Beautiful collection!

Good luck with your sale!

Mel

Don,

     We seldom see collections privately bound.... and when we do they don't look anywhere as beautiful as your set. Best of luck in selling your  set......

Phil

P.S....... Am looking forward to more pictures of this unique collection

RSS

Members

Legal notice about this site

Note: Any sales or trade arrangements are solely between users of this site; The National Geographic Society is not a party to and does not endorse or promote any particular sales or trade arrangements between collectors, dealers, or others. Due to the immediate nature of this medium, National Geographic Online also does not review, censor, approve, edit or endorse information placed on this forum. Discussion boards on National Geographic Online are intended to be appropriate for family members of all ages. Posting of indecent material is strictly prohibited. The placement of advertisements or solicitations unrelated to National Geographic also is prohibited. National Geographic Online shall review information placed on this forum from time to time and delete inappropriate material that comes to its attention as soon as it is practicable, but cannot guarantee that such material will not be found on the forum. By posting material on this discussion board you agree to adhere to this policy prohibiting indecent, offensive or extraneous advertising material, and to legally assume full and sole responsibility for your posting.

© 2014   Created by Cathy Hunter.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service