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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 Scott T. Shier's discussion N.G.S. Parodies (Spoofs) over the years... in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Not really a parody, more of an hommage to NatGeo:  Dr Suess, You're Only Old Once! (1986).  This is the first page of the story.  The setting is the waiting room of a doctor's office.  I thought it was spot on…"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Olivia Jane's discussion May 1978 - Camel trek
"Sorry for my last post.  I totally misread your original query.  You might want to try pastpaper.com  They have many NatGeos in stock."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Olivia Jane's discussion May 1978 - Camel trek
"Olivia, There is one up for bid on eBay for $3.99. Tom"
Tuesday
George Thomas Wilson replied to Thierry Lombry's discussion List of NG magazines dealing with astronomy and astronautics since 1928
"Correction: It is the 1888-1946 Cumulative Index. "
Jul 16
George Thomas Wilson replied to Thierry Lombry's discussion List of NG magazines dealing with astronomy and astronautics since 1928
"Thierry, I was planning to respond earlier but Phil beat me to it.  My search was more "old school" but using the 1888-1947 cumulative index, I can verify all 10 of Phil's numbers listed but also a few post-1926 numbers that you…"
Jul 16
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Sorry Phil, I thought I had sent an Excel file.  My bad.  Here is an Excel file.  Note: It hasn't been updated with the 3 new "uncolored globes" yet. Tom"
Jul 4
Dale replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Thank Phil Don't have MS Works. To open it in MS Office Excel, I had to open Excel first, then open the file from within Excel with the 'All files' filter set first. Otherwise Excel won't recognise the file extension .xlr. I then…"
Jul 4
Philip Riviere replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Dale, An "xir" file can be opened and read as a spreadsheet  with MS Works Phil"
Jul 4
George Thomas Wilson commented on Thierry Lombry's photo
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Teammates on the Moon September 1973

"Theirry, This is an awesome set of space related images.  Thanks for the upload. Tom Wilson "
Jul 3
Dale replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Tom I can't seem to read and '.xlr' file. Can you repost a standard Excel '.xls' version please? Thanks Dale "
Jul 3
Dale replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Tom, I have done a quick cross-check between the two indexes. They are very close, but are not identical in their place names. The changes I can detect appear to relate to border shifts within the USSR. For example, in the 1951 index Delyatin at…"
Jun 28
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Dale, I must confess I'm a little disappointed that the counts for the Central Europe maps are identical but I still think it's possible that the 1958 version is for a revised map.  Borders shift, names change, ethnicities are…"
Jun 27
Dale replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Hi Tom, For completeness: 1968 Classical Lands of the Mediterranean 3,270 place names for 1949 map 1950 Classical Lands of the Mediterranean 3,201 place names for 1949 map 1940 Classical Lands of the Mediterranean 3,022 place names for…"
Jun 26
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Annual Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Sadly, 2010 was also the last year that the last page of the December (2010) issue had the "year in review" w/ topics, ,supplements, and all 12 annual covers. Tssk. "
Jun 26
George Thomas Wilson added a discussion to the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
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Annual Indexes

In 1992, the NGS printed their last pair of Per Volume indexes for the NGM.  Starting in 1993 they began issuing annual indexes of ALL their publications instead.  These lasted for 18 years with 2010 being the last.  At that time it was announced that no more annual indexes would be printed and a recommendation was made to use on-line indexes instead.I have found it more difficult to find the newest of these than to find the oldest of the per volume indexes.  Up to now I still need two: 2007…See More
Jun 26
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"In his book, Nathan states on the intro page to the Maps chapter: "If a revision or reprint is noted, it indicates that the revised or reprinted version was offered for sale by the Society.  Revised or reprinted versions of map supplements…"
Jun 26

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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, 8 NatGeo parodies, 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 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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