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Curious to know what it was like to join the National Geographic Society in 1905? Here is a letter for your collection!

Hi All

Here is a fine example of an entry membership letter during the early 1900's growth of National Geographic, written to Mr. Edward Butts, KC, MO, Nov.23,1905 stating a membership at the time of 9,000 and subscription price of $2 per year.  Way cool to read and own as a piece of National Geographic ephemera.

If you are interested in buying this letter with accompanying medallion, please let me know your email address so we may begin a conversation.

Thanks for reading!


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Well, that's very neat. I am glad you were able to show wishes finding a right buyer for this nice item(s)! 

- Scott S.


...does the reverse side of the medallion indicate and 1888-1988 centennial by chance? If so, this is the same one I have. 

Sure does Scott.  Super cool medallion you have!  I  wish I had the space for properly presenting the letter/medallion so hopefully some collector can enjoy it...

I also have the medallion with 1888-1988 centennial on the reverse. Mine is bronze colored. Is yours also bronze colored?

I would be interested in the letter. Please contact me at Thank you.

just sent you an email.  thanks for your interest Richard!



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