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FOR SALE: Bound Vol 55 and May 1921

Selling these two. Vol 55 is in near mint condition. Very nice. See pictures. No supplements. Make me an offer.Continue

Started Jul 17

Buying maps only
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I am looking to buy maps and maps only. Perhaps this is a sacrilege here but i only like the maps. I am interested in maps from the 1940's and down. I have a few already but am lacking some listed…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ashton Forbes Jul 15.

Question about Reprints
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Hello,I am new to Nat Geo map collecting and was wondering about some of the early maps. I have found some online saying "reprint" on them. Specifically the January 1902 Philippines and 1896…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Jul 27.

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Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"A fine point Scott - but that's what makes us collectors - the details. Thank you! Mel"
Jul 27
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"The paper stock is significantly different, with the reprint being thicker/stiffer and somewhat glossy."
Jul 20
Ashton Forbes replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"Just curious. How can you tell? What about them is different?"
Jul 19
Ashton Forbes replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"Oh OK thanks. A beautiful map none the less. Only $20."
Jul 19
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"Ashton, Your map, by visual inspection of your photos, is a reprint. I stated earlier the two issues (3 maps) in that specific discussion all had the word "REPRINT" stamped on them. I also stated there were two reprint (loose) supplements…"
Jul 19
Ashton Forbes replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"Here are some of the pictures from the map itself. Nowhere is reprint found."
Jul 19
Ashton Forbes replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"It has, "NAT. GEOG. MAG VOL. VII, 1896, PL. X." at the bottom."
Jul 19
Ashton Forbes replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"I'm looking over my 1896 map that I thought was a reprint but it doesn't say reprint anywhere."
Jul 19
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"Make sure the National Geographic stamp is on the maps (original and reprint). There are only two loose (key word is loose) NGS supplemental "reprints" that do NOT include the word REPRINT on them. The maps in this discussion all have…"
Jul 18
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"Actually Phil, the NGS did not copyright its publications through 1907. The January 1908 issue, copyrighted 1907, was the first. As to loosing copyright from 1908 through 1922 I'm uncertain; I don't recall the legal formula for original…"
Jul 18
Philip Riviere replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"Well I guess you made out real good on a $18.00 investment. I can see no problem getting more than that amount for them. Phil"
Jul 17
Ashton Forbes replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"They seem pretty old and the seller said they had old nat geo reprinted magazines from what I remember."
Jul 17
Philip Riviere replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"The 1902 Philippine maps were only reprinted by the Nat Geo Society in 1964. They could however be reprinted by someone other than the Nat Geo Society. The Nat Geo Society lost its copyrights for all material from 1888 to 1922.. A…"
Jul 17
Ashton Forbes replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"Oh wow. I got both parts for $9 a piece on ebay. Could they be 1975 reprints?"
Jul 17
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"You can find many of the older maps reproduced for sale by the NGS at the following link: http://maps.google.com/gallery/publisher?pub=National+Geographic+Society Unfortunately, the 1902 Philippine maps are not included in their offering."
Jul 17
Philip Riviere replied to Ashton Forbes's discussion Question about Reprints
"Ashton, NO... Those maps(2) are the most valuable maps of all the Nat Geo Maps.. Even though it's a reprint I can see a collector paying $150 to $200  for it because an original goes for $2000 and up and is almost impossible to…"
Jul 17

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I love Nat Geo Maps
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I am a history buff and love maps. I am looking to buy some as well.

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