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  • Catonsville, MD
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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 on Saturday.

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.

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Linda Boyd left a comment for George Thomas Wilson
"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."
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George Thomas Wilson left a comment for Linda Boyd
"Linda, I notice you are looking for a few specific issues from the 1970s & 1980s.  Have you thought about using eBay?  A quick search shows that 20 to 30 copies of each one you are looking for are up for sale. Tom Wilson"
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"Abramo, Really love the cover!  I'm a little confused though.  You said this is the same cover as the American/Canadian subscription version.  I just posted an image of my subscription issue (because I can't attach it…"
Tuesday
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"19] American History Illustrated, December 1987, Page 16, "A Society for the Increase and Diffusion of Geographical Knowledge": This twelve page article is a reprint a portion of C.D.B. Bryan's book The National Geographic…"
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Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations
"I agree !"
Saturday
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations
"Scott, When I first discovered this several years ago, I had a bunch of the Oct 1914 in various conditions. Every one of them had these pictures bound in them. Now all I have is my loose collection and bound collection - and they both have these…"
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Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations
"Oh ~ you know what . . .  I just remembered something else: On a handful of occasions, GHG would insert (a la these photos in Oct. 1914) unused-but-printed sheafs of aborted material. Similar to how they were still using up miscellaneous…"
Friday
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations
"Thanks for the lead Tom! The annual index for the second half of 1914 lists all of the Japanese illustrations and the one Burma illustration. It does not list either of the Korean illustrations under any name, i.e. Korea, city, shrine or…"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations
"Mel, While there is no reference to these photos in the abbreviated index for vol. 26 (title page & table of content only) there may be one in the full index of which I do not currently possess. There is however at least one reference to them in…"
Sep 26
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations
"Yes, I remember going through the year some years ago trying to find out if a reference to "additional photos to come" or "in relation to photos previously published," existed to somehow tie these random photos to an…"
Sep 26
Scott T. Shier left a comment for George Thomas Wilson
"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."
Sep 25
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations
"Hey Tom, Funny, I was just re-pondering this briefly the other day . . . e.g., that sometimes a group of photos would appear 'wedged in' a 1910's issue of NGM that seemingly were random, or in the least not apparently connected w/…"
Sep 25
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October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations

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 itself only has two articles, one on Hungary with 92 illustrations and the other on England with 11 illustrations.  Whether this was an intentional display of "neutrality" for the World War I foes or not who can say, but what caught my attention was the six extra illustrations not documented on the…See More
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"... and here it is."
Sep 25

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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.

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, 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.

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.

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