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I'm surprised I haven't seen any comments on the lack of supplements again, for 2017. Maps are a big part of geography and there have been several changes that haven't been addressed as supplements this century. And from what I see, a lot of the younger generations don't know where a lot of countries or even States are located.  It's over time to update continental maps for Europe, Africa, and Asia, and a World map that isn't so dark colored for countries like the one they include for new members. 

Harold W.

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You are absolutely correct Harold on your assertion about some "update" maps are in order and far past due !

Now that you mention it, yeah, I guess it's surprising Phil or Tom didn't mention the lack of map supplements this year (there was one? perforated poster though, right?).

- Scott 

There were 2: Vikings, and History of Stadiums.


The last time there was only 2 yearly supplements was way back in 1935. 1934 and 1931 had only 1 supplement.....


Sorry for taking so long to respond, Harold.  It seems like we've been down this road before:

Then there was a spurt of new loose supplements:

It has been twelve months, going on thirteen, since the last loose map.  Each month I keep hoping that this will be the issue with a new map.  Also wishing, but not expecting, a new map of the world to show the new countries that have cropped up since the last one issued.

Yours in collecting,

Tom Wilson

Agree.  I just received the January 2018 issue and no loose supplement.  But normally, they never have had them in January.  Keep hoping they get the message!


A word of caution about "normally" - just when you think you've got the NGS figured out - they up and surprise you.

This really happens when you're attempting to put together research on the past and discover - it just wasn't so...

Keeps us on our toes!

We ought to have a party when next they publish a new map supplement! Count me in!



Don't hold your breath......






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