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George Thomas Wilson
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  • Catonsville, MD
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100 Years Ago: May 1916
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This is the 17th in my series of short reviews of a National Geographic Magazine as it reaches the age of one hundred. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Apr 19.

100 Years Ago: April 1916

This is my 16th short review of a National Geographic Magazine as it becomes 100 years old.…Continue

Started Mar 22

100 Years Ago: March 1916
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This is the 15th brief review in my series on National Geographic Magazines as they reach there 100th anniversary of being published. …Continue

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100 Years Ago: February 2016
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This is the 14th in my series of short reviews of National Geographic Magazines as they reach their 100 year mark.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Jan 25.

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"Kevin, On pages 382-385 of his 1971 book, Collector's Guide to The National Geographic Magazine, Edwin C. Buxbaum lists 65 "Complete Original Sets in Libraries in the United State and Canada". Tom Wilson"
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"Tom, wondering if I should return some soda pop cans for deposit proceeds $$ to buy this or not. You are the reason I looked it up to find out who Michigan J. Frog was...being from Mich. I should of known,…"
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"Scott, The red lettering on the spine for this issue references the article (in this case ""special issue") that is associated with the loose supplement.  This practice is identical to that of the previous map of the Amazon. They…"
Apr 27
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Two Versions of the July 1989 Map of France/Historical France in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"This was an awesome "catch" Tom, excellent share. I saw this earlier on, but held remark pending going to pull my copy or copies, and as yet have not been able to. I still want to see what mine is/are!"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Thierry Lombry's discussion List of NG magazines dealing with astronomy and astronautics since 1890
"Thierry, None of those issues have a space-related article in them, however the November 2015 issue has a photo of a Saturn I model being tested in a wind tunnel circa 1960's on page 69; and a photo of the earth from lunar orbit on page 160. I…"
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"You are correct sir.  Another map supplement.  This one (as the whole issue) is dedicated to Yellowstone.  Phil already has posted pictures of the cover and the front and back of the map/poster."
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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 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 2 indexes: 1912 & Jan-Jun 1914 to upgrade from "Table of Content" only versions.

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; 14 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 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.

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.

Regards,

Jeff

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!

Jeff

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