I sent a private message to the seller explaining to him he was incorrectly listing a 1922 Reprint as an original. I cited price points for both an original and a 1922 reprint for both of the issues you listed above.
I did not receive a reply.
As I did once before, I tried to notify eBay of the fraud. Again - no reply!
It is truly, buyer beware!
Some inexperienced buyer just paid 10 times the value of an issue fraudulently claimed to be an original.
FYI - You'll find another example of this kind of activity in this report - until now, the most expensive fraud on a Vol I, No. 2. At least this time, the second issue did not go for as much:
(Look near the end of the article under "REPRINT SALES" and you'll find the paragraph noting the fraudulent sales.)
Are the 1922 reprints the same dimensions as the original magazines?
Thanks for the info!
Now it's listed as an 1889 National Geographic.