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  • Catonsville, MD
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100 Years Ago: November 1916
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100 Year Ago: November 1916This is the 23rd installment of my ongoing series of short reviews of 100-year old National Geographic Magazines.One of my favorite types of National Geographic Magazines…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier on Monday.

100 Years Ago: October 1916
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This is the 22nd in my series of reviews of century-old National Geographic Magazines. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Oct 6.

Production Run Variants to National Geographic Covers and Maps
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Production Run Variants to National Geographic Covers and Maps While there are plenty of examples of alternate covers for newer National Geographic Magazines: different subscription and newsstand…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Sep 20.

100 Years Ago: September 1916
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Note: This is the 21st in a series of brief reviews on National Geographic Magazines as they mark the one hundredth anniversary of their publication. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Riviere Aug 26.

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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The "New" Map Supplement Series in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Note: I just added a citation for the fourth "new" map (Mars) from the November 2016 issue."
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The National Mall Map "Series"

The Map Series of the Society’s NeighborhoodThroughout its long history the National Geographic Society has produced so many maps, either as a supplement or as a standalone map, that it was impossible not to make maps of the same area, be it continent, country, or region.  Many of times these similar maps were in the form of a series of the same map revised over time (See my “Lands of the Bible Today” discussion from a year and a half ago).One of these series, while technically not a set of…See More
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"Note: I just added a citation for the April 2006 issue.  Image courtesy of Abramo Russo."
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"Thanks, Abramo. I'll add it to my "Alternate Covers" discussion. Tom"
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Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion 100 Years Ago: November 1916
"Love, love, love ! this issue, you are truly correct.... "one of the best" NGM's period. Near and dear to my heart. And the illustrations artworks have a charm and simplicity and realism that I greatly treasure. This is one of my…"
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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 have a completed, individual issue collection with 100 of the 179 from the first 20 years being 1964 reprints including all 36 "red bricks". I also have a complete volume/annual index collection but I need 1 index: Jan-Jun 1914 to upgrade from a "Table of Content" only version.

Also, I have 68 Map Indexes (still need 29 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; 13 National Geographic parodies; 21 or so other publications with articles about National Geographic; 19 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. Runners up: West Virginia, Florida, and Idaho.


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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.

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.

At 12:51pm on January 29, 2015, Jeffry Persons said…

Hi Tom,

My name is Jeff Persons and I was reading your post regarding the 1988 maps of the world with and without the Supplement line.  I was wondering if the one without the line was folded or flat.  The ones that I have that are flat (purchased from the Society) do not have the line.  I am not sure how to contact you as I am just learning how to navigate the site.  I have been collecting for over 50 years and have a very large collection of everything related to NG.



At 9:18am on February 3, 2015, James McNutt said…

Thank you, found the magazine, Dec 1925 "Cattle", I was way wrong on the year. James McNutt DVM

At 2:07pm on March 31, 2015, Keith Sargent said…

Are you on-line now? Really?

At 11:25am on January 6, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…

Tom,  Yes he does have it listed as a "detachable map"- pages 93-98.  He also states that a pocket version of this map was available at Explorers Hall.

He also mentions the July 1989 double map error of France and Historical France where the first copies did not include Ireland in the Irish Sea.  These copies were sent to the Canadian addresses and the Pacific addresses before the mistake was discovered.

Also another aside is the February 1991 supplement Middle East/Studies in Turmoil.  There were 50,000 copies donated to the Armed Forces of the US with a note indicating this on the lower left-hand corner of the map.

And lastly the Map 1994 Alaska Political/Pictorial was also printed in March 1994 for the book Alaska's Wildlife Treasures

I hope this helps; have a great day!


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