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  • Catonsville, MD
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November 1914: One More Additional Illustration

I just finished the November 1914 issue of the National Geographic.  The issue contains but one article entitled "Young Russia - The Land of Unlimited Possibilities" written by Gilbert H Grosvenor.…Continue

Started Oct 21

October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations
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I just put down my October 1914 issue of National Geographic and while reading it I noticed some pages similar to those in the March 1914 issue on which I commented in an earlier post.The issue…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Sep 26.

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.

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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion National Geographic as One of Many Contemporary Magazines in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Scott, It is the softcover and just the one volume.  I found it interesting that among the 3 lists there was only 1 repeat (Vogue) other than the NGM Tom"
Nov 15
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion National Geographic as One of Many Contemporary Magazines in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Tom, Now, is your "This Fabulous Century" collection the original set of hardcovers, or the abbreviated softcover (5 issues) box set re-issue from 1988? Or do you only have the one vol. you mentioned? Anyway it got my attention. I, and…"
Nov 15
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion National Geographic as One of Many Contemporary Magazines in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"yeah, she's real shy !! haha"
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National Geographic as One of Many Contemporary Magazines

National Geographic as One of Many Contemporary MagazinesIn my collecting of parodies of, and articles about, the NGM I have come across three items that strike a very similar theme: that of the NGM as one of several contemporary magazines. I have touched on two of them already, one in the Parodies discussion, the other in the “How Others See Us” post. I’ve listed them in chronological order.The first is in the Time/Life book “This Fabulous Century 1920-1930”. In 1929, Life Magazine printed a…See More
Nov 15
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion NGM Article Reprints in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Corrections: 1) meant to say July 1979 (not '77) issue; 2) my comment about the heyday era of the so-called popular article reprints should have said the 1960's and 70's, not 70's and into 80's ;  3) there's…"
Nov 14
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion NGM Article Reprints in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Actually, I made a few quick corrections/edits to that right after I posted (in the "15 minutes left to edit" option) and then when I went to re-save, the page error-ed out and I lost it, and was not in a good moment to re-do it. I was…"
Nov 14
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion NGM Article Reprints in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Scott, Thanks for the wealth of information.  I wouldn't dare try to "collect them all" since neither Buxbaum nor Nathan were able to get a handle on what would constitute a complete set.  I am also leery of third-party…"
Nov 13
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion NGM Article Reprints in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Tom, It strikes me that the article reprints would be one of the hardest sub-category of Nat Geo items to get into with any serious desire or intention to "get em all". As you know from the outline of them from Buxbaum, Nathan, many of…"
Nov 12
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The Evolution of the “Map” of Antarctica on the cover of the National Geographic Magazine in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Funny timing Tom, I was just in the bookstore this month and was examining the new "NGM Covers" book and this was but one of the numerous spotlights of the cover evolution they touched on."
Nov 12
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Round Earth Flat Paper

"there's 2 editions of this one..."
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Article Reprint January 1951

"Awesome - this in turn was incorporated into the vintage book, "Everyday in Ancient Times". The last book where they merely collated articles into book form."
Nov 12
Philip Riviere replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion NGM Article Reprints in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Tom, As a teacher I butchered many magazines to get the art and daily life in ancient times prints to use in  my history classes as a history major in college. It was easier to use magazines than ordering reprints of the same pics…"
Nov 10

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Hometown:
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 3 individual issues between 1892 & 1894 to replace bound volumes. Prefer 1964 reprints for those. I also need 5 indexes between 1910 & 1914 to replace Table of Content only versions.

I also have 61 Map Indexes (still need 36 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; 11 National Geographic parodies; 20 or so other publications with articles about National Geographic; 6 Article Reprints; and various other items.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
Issue: September 1912 (the headless headhunter photo)
Map: January 1902 (Progress map of the Philippines)
Map Index: 1961 (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
Index: January 1901 (Volume XI Jan-Dec 1900)
Article Reprint: March 1964 (The Last Full Measure)
Parody: January 29, 1966 (National Press Club)
Favorite travel destination:
Definitely Hawaii. West Virginia a distant second.

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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 http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/special-events/ 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 jdl@copper.net and we'll figure out a time.

At 4:04pm on September 25, 2014, Scott T. Shier said…

LOVE the background image you've updated with !! It's a beautiful sight, and I wish I had a 'mattress' of Geos to lay upon, lol.

At 10:46pm on September 29, 2014, Linda Boyd said…

Thanks Tom.  I will take a closer look at eBay and see what I can find in my price range to supplement my missing issues.

At 3:37am on October 10, 2014, shreya pamulapati said…

Thank you Mr.Wilson. Though I have been collecting NG magazines for a few years now, I am new to the maps collection. So far my love for NG Mags and maps in general have been exclusive. I will definitely check out this group.

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