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March 1914 Page-Size Anomoly
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Every month, when I get my new issue of National Geographic, I like to pull out my issue from 100 years ago and read them side-by-side.  When I received my March issue and got out my 1914 one, I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Mar 9.

October 2013 Spine Anomaly
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My 125 Anniversary issue's spine has an alignment anomaly with a full 1/4 of its width being part of the back advertisement (Canon again).  As a result the wording on the spine is very close to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Jan 31.

A question or two about Indices
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Does National Geographic still publish a per-volume index?  i.e. 2 per year.  If not, what year were the last 2 published?  Did a yearly index replace it the following year?  Alright, 3 questions.Tom Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Jun 13, 2013.

Date error on reprint of issue Vol. V No. 6
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There is a date error on the reprint for the NatGeo Vol. V No. 6.  On the reprint it has the date as May 5, 1893 when in fact it was published May 5, 1894.  You can verify this by checking the bottom…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Apr 20, 2012.

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George Thomas Wilson replied to John Tennant's discussion Old Articles by John Lawrence DOODY
"Mel, What was your search methodology?   The publication index on this site seems to only go back to 1980. Tom"
George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion Genesis of my Nat Geo//Titanic passion . . . ( Part II of II )
"Scott, Your passion for the Nat Geo and for Titanic struck a chord.  While I've been a collector since the early 1970's, first as a gatherer, later with a subscription, and more recently as an active collector; I first fell in love…"
George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion the Genesis of my Nat Geo and "Titanic" passion . . . ( Part I of II )
"Mel nailed it, Scott.  This is what collecting Nat Geo's is all about. Tom"
Apr 15
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Apr 14
George Thomas Wilson replied to TED WILLIAMSON's discussion John B. Carey
"I've used John's site not only for purchases but also for the sheer enjoyment of browsing the more esoteric items he has displayed.  I even referenced him in my Map Index article.  He confided in me that he once saw Roger…"
Apr 8
George Thomas Wilson replied to TED WILLIAMSON's discussion Faux Covers
"I understand, and agree.  I was merely commenting on value, not aesthetics.  BTW, sorry for the last post.  As soon as I clicked "Add Reply" I realized my mistake.  It said I had 15 minutes to edit, but it added my…"
Mar 31
George Thomas Wilson replied to TED WILLIAMSON's discussion Faux Covers
"Ted, I'm interested in Vol. VI, #1 (January 1896).  If you want to discuss price, payment, & shipping my email address is: Thanks for responding so quickly. Tom "
Mar 31
George Thomas Wilson replied to TED WILLIAMSON's discussion Faux Covers
"Ted, While faux covers sound like a good idea, I do not think they will add any value to an old magazine.  I have been looking for 9 issues from the 1890's.  I've limited my search to 1964 reprints (individual magazines, not…"
Mar 31
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map and Supplement Collectors
"Way to go Tom! I will spend some time on this (even before I get back to my annual index guide) for cross-checking and referencing. I sincerely appreciate the work you've done putting this together. This is what it's all about in the world…"
Mar 29
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Mar 29
George Thomas Wilson added a discussion to the group Map and Supplement Collectors

Post-Nathan Map Indexes

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 33-52). The list also includes a check box for each map to allow a collector to document which items they have in their collection.Embedded in the list are additional check boxes for any map that had an index published. These check boxes are indented and…See More
Mar 29
Philip Riviere replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The End of the NatGeo Map Supplement? in the group Map and Supplement Collectors
"That seems to be the way things are now...only perforated 'posters'... I too miss the large loose real poster supplements..... Phil"
Mar 22
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The End of the NatGeo Map Supplement? in the group Map and Supplement Collectors
"Another issue with red lettering on the spine (April 1914 - Universe).  I was hoping for a loose supplement but alas, it's another poster. Tom "
Mar 22
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Mar 20
George Thomas Wilson left a comment for Freddie L. Smith
"Freddie, I understand that your post was almost 2 years ago but I was wondering if you still had the Jan. 31, 1894 reprint?  If so, and are still willing to part with it, let me know. Tom Wilson "
Mar 16
George Thomas Wilson replied to Jim Smyth's discussion Annual Index
"Thanks again Mel for all the wonderful information.  And a belated thanks for directing me to Nick Koopman.  He has been a great source for these hard to find items. Tom"
Mar 15

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Catonsville, Maryland
Why do you wish to join this community?
To better enjoy my collection.
About Me:
Retired Programmer. Looking to complete my NatGeo collection.

I need 9 individual issues between 1891 & 1896 to replace bound volumes. Prefer 1964 reprints for those. I also need 5 indexes between 1910 & 1914 to replace Table of Content only versions and 2 annual indexes for 2007 & 2009.

I also have 58 Map Indexes (still need 39 of those), a complete Map & Supplement collection (all original or 1964 reprint, a bound copy of "The Physiography of the United State" (1896) including all 10 monographs, and various other items.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
Favorite: September 1912 (the headless headhunter photo)

2nd Favorite: NatGeo's send-up of itself for the National Press Club (January 29, 1966).
Favorite travel destination:
West Virginia (Soon to be Hawaii)

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At 5:51pm on August 14, 2012, Michael C. Therrell said…

Hey George.  I struggle with technology, so I hope this message reaches you.  The 1888-1907 reprint set I have is hard bound.  My phone number is 425-750-0522 if you have any more questions.  Thanks for responding.  Mike

At 10:50am on August 17, 2013, P. Van Voast said…
Those reprints are still available. I am a total novice on what to ask for them. Guess I'll have to do some research. Perhaps you might tell me what a "fair" price might be?
At 7:59pm on October 23, 2013, David Levey said…

George- check out to see what is happening at headquarters. In any event, Catonsville isn't that far- I'm out that way every once in a while on my way to downtown Baltimore. Come over for a visit- send an e-mail to and we'll figure out a time.

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