National Geographic's Collectors Corner

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

Several early originals (1892-1900) just went up on eBay. Most have taped covers or a separated front cover. The person offering them has the opening price set low and seems to understand these problematic early issues are not worth as much as ones with intact covers. My question is, is it worth purchasing problematic early issues even at the right price? I haven't seen any offered in a couple of years. Are they so rare that problem issues are worth considering for an otherwise problem-free collection? 

Views: 152

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

As long as they are complete, it will only add value to your collection. Then perhaps, one day you may find one in better condition.



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.

© 2023   Created by Cathy Hunter.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service