A place for Nat Geo Map, Nat Geo Supplement, and Nat Geo Magazine and Map Index collectors to discuss and swap information and ideas
Latest Activity: Sep 25
Anyone who enjoys the beauty of these maps, supplements, and indexes can join this group to share their knowledge of this very interesting specialized area of collecting Geographics
BackgroundIn his book “Collectibles of the National Geographic Society” (1982) Roger Nathan carefully documents each map supplement published with a list that includes year, month, name, additional descriptive information, and dimensions (pages…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Sep 25.
In recent years National Geographic has published fewer and fewer maps as supplements to their monthly magazine. From the 1940s through the 2000s there would be 4 or 5 maps per year.In October 2009 National Geographic started a new type of…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Sep 20.
In my rather long-winded rant about map indexes, I referenced two "collectibles" as part of my case for additional, revised map indexes. The Centennial Index box set (1989) and The Close-Up USA box set (1978) each contain an index for multiple…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Aug 21.
In 1992, the NGS printed their last pair of Per Volume indexes for the NGM. Starting in 1993 they began issuing annual indexes of ALL their publications instead. These lasted for 18 years with 2010 being the last. At that time it was announced…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Jun 26.
I recently acquired a lot of NatGeo maps. Among them were 4 copies of the 1988 World map. Two of them have the line: Supplement to the National Geographic, December 1988, Page 910A, Vol. 174, No. 6-WORLD in the upper left hand corner of the maps.…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Apr 29.
Did you know that the October 2013 issue that came to my house did not have a map supplement in it, yet the same issue at the newsstand did? The poster is nice- reproduction of the 1992 map on one side and old covers on the other. I believe they…Continue
Started by Jeremy. Last reply by Philip Riviere Jan 22.
Unless I'm missing it, Philip did not include a September 2008 supplement in his excellent photo albums of all supplements. However, I see ebay listings for what appears to be a supplement for that month, titled "Incredible India". If anyone has a…Continue
Started by Mike Christie. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Nov 15, 2013.
The Volume III Pages 1-30 issue of National Geographic dated March 28, 1891 contains a map of South America. It is listed as Vol. III Plate 1.It is a multicolored map showing borders very similar to the one published in August 1906 albeit smaller…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Philip Riviere May 14, 2013.
With the help of Philip Riviere, I've added a new collection to XYZcollectibles (http://xyzcollectibles.com). I already had a "loose supplements" collection; Philip pointed out that this omits quite a few…Continue
Started by Mike Christie. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson May 13, 2013.
I noticed in the November 2012 issue there is a 4-page foldout poster of a cheetah. It is even advertized as such on the cover. It is connected by perfs with instructions for removal. I remembered the October 2009 5-page foldout of a redwood. It…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Oct 24, 2012.