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  • Catonsville, MD
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100 Years Ago: January 1921
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100 Years Ago: January 1921 This is the 72nd article in my series of reviews about 100-year-old National Geographics. …Continue

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Recent Religious Covers in the December National Geographic Issues
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 Recent Religious Coversin the December National Geographic IssuesFor five years, from 2015 through 2019, the National Geographic has had religious-themed cover art on the December issue - just in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Dec 3, 2020.

100 Years Ago: December 1920
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100 Years Ago: December 1920 This is the 71st installment of my series of reviews for National Geographic magazines reaching their one hundredth anniversary of publication. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Dec 2, 2020.

June 1985 - The Afghan Girl
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June 1985 – The Afghan Girl The cover photo to the June 1985 issue of the National Geographic is without a doubt the most iconic image ever to appear in our beloved magazine.  It has been praised and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Nov 20, 2020.

 

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Article Reprint 1969-12

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Reprint of the 5 articles related to the first moon landing from the December 1969 National Geographic.Note: Cover identical to the original issue, no indication that this is a reprint.
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Recurring Themes in NGM Article Reprints (Part II) in the group Article Reprints / Offprints (NGS and permissioned)
"Note: I just added an entry, with image, for the Article Reprint from the December 1969 Moon Landing issue."
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"Stephen, They were waiting for over year to get the borders finalized, but my observation was about the lack of any supplements, map or pictorial, for two years.  After all, the last supplement before this issue was another map of Europe (The…"
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stephen zamarin replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion 100 Years Ago: January 1921
"Hi, In the last paragraph, It should be February 1921. In regards to the Europe map, I guess they were waiting for the treaties to be finalized. The map itself has a 1920 copyright date. Stephen"
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100 Years Ago: January 1921

100 Years Ago: January 1921 This is the 72nd article in my series of reviews about 100-year-old National Geographics.  The first item documented of the cover of this month’s issue is not an article but a pictorial supplement, the first supplement in over two years, since a map in the December 1918 issue.  My guess would be due to the war, but who knows?  It is listed as a…See More
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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".

In addition I have a complete map & supplement collection, again with 1964 reprints to fill in the earliest ones.

I also have a complete volume/annual index collection either in-issue or loose pamphlet as well as cumulative indexes.

Also, I have 84 Map Indexes (still need 14 of those); a bound copy of "The Physiography of the United State" (1896) including all 10 monographs; 15 National Geographic parodies; 87 or so other publications with articles about National Geographic; 60 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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