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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 Kirstin Lebert's discussion September 1968 NG
"Kristin, Several dozen of this issue are currently for sale on eBay. Tom "
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NGM Parody Rainier

"This is awesome, Scott.  It makes me appreciate my poster more.  I hope I can take, and post, a better picture. Tom"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion N.G.S. Parodies (Spoofs) over the years... in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"11] Rainier Brewing Company, 1976 - "Northwest Beergraphic", This is a full-size advertisement poster.  Way too big for my scanner so photo is of poor quality due to my crumby cellphone.  Sorry. 12] Topps…"
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Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The End of the NatGeo Map Supplement? in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"...maybe they will issue a new one going into 2015, since it's coming up on the centennial of the establishment of their vaunted cartography department. They're already showing the upcoming release of their Centennial World Atlas -- the…"
Aug 22
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The End of the NatGeo Map Supplement? in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Just got my September 2014 number.  No map/supplement.  It been two long years now.  I still haven't given up hope.  I'm hoping for a World and/or USA map.  Any issue now.  Any issue now. Tom "
Aug 21
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Sent a reply - call your email provider :)"
Aug 21
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"no offical poll Mel, ha. Maybe we should post a specific Discussion to get people's input. Did you get an email from me the other day? Been having problems so can never be sure. I didn't hear back from anyone on any of my emails this past…"
Aug 21
stephen zamarin replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Hi, In regards to the 1986 issue of the Close-up USA series. The way you could find if they did any revisioning is to check the Northwest map. Mt. St. Helens elevation was 9,677 feet or 2,950 meters before 1980. After 1980, it was reduced…"
Aug 21
George Thomas Wilson replied to Abramo Russo's discussion Question on April 1981 issue.
"Phil, I remember back in the late '60s there being a red stripe TV ad on some, but not all, issues.  I don't know the reason for that difference either. Tom"
Aug 21
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"I like the specialized topics/categories. If you guys are taking a poll? Mel"
Aug 21
George Thomas Wilson replied to Abramo Russo's discussion I've found this link that shows all the N G Magazine Covers from Oct 1888 to present
"I remember this site being referenced in wikipedia back when I was first researching older NatGeo issues.  BTW, check out the JFK tribute displayed on January 1964. Tom Wilson "
Aug 20
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"You're right, Roger Nathan's book = 1982, these re-issues after that. I only have wished that Mr. Nathan might have been able to do an update to his book --like Buxbaum did-- sometime between 1983 and his untimely passing in 2005, alas.…"
Aug 20
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
" thanks - good tidbit to be aware of then."
Aug 20
George Thomas Wilson replied to Abramo Russo's discussion Question on April 1981 issue.
"Abramo, I'm sure someone on this site has a definitive answer for you but my guess would be the difference between the issues mailed to the members and the ones sold on newsstands. Tom Wilson "
Aug 20

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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 7 individual issues between 1891 & 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 and 1 annual index for 2009.

I also have 60 Map Indexes (still need 37 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 NatGeo parodies, 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: July 1944 (Germany and its approaches)
Index: January 1901 (Volume XI Jan-Dec 1900)
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.

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