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100 Years Ago: December 1921
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100 Years Ago: December 1921 This is the 83rd entry in my collection of abridgements of one-hundred-year-old National Geographic magazines. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson 20 hours ago.

100 Years Ago: November 1921

100 Years Ago: November 1921 This is the eighty-second entry in my series of abridgements of National Geographic magazines written as they reach one hundred years of their publication. …Continue

Started Nov 1

NASA to Fly National Geographic Cameras on First Crewed Return to the Moon
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An article posted on the collectSPACE website describes an agreement by NASA to have National Geographic document humanity's return to the moon.The article can be found…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Oct 30.

100 Years Ago: October 1921

100 Years Ago: October 1921 This is the 81st entry in my series of reviews of a National Geographic Magazine upon it reaching its 100th Anniversary of Publication. …Continue

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"Last paragraph of last article: In the vast Pacific were scattered thousands of islands, ranging from the smallest continent (Australia) and the second largest island (New Guinea) to the tiniest pinnacle of coral and tip of volcanic peak.  Some…"
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100 Years Ago: December 1921

100 Years Ago: December 1921 This is the 83rd entry in my collection of abridgements of one-hundred-year-old National Geographic magazines.  The first article in this month’s issue is entitled “The Islands of the Pacific” and was written by J. P. Thomson, C. B. E., LL. D., Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, Royal Geographical Society of Australia.  The article contains…See More
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Subscription Version of the Cover to the December 2021 National Geographic MagazineNote: Identical to the Newsstand Version (Sans Barcode)
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"Unfortunately, life has gotten in the way of my writing. The December 100-Years article will be a little late. Hope it's worth the wait."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"Mark, There is an image of the inside back page of the 1975 Vol 1, No 1 issue in the comments in one of Mel's discussion HERE. See if you can find the '75'. ."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Philip Riviere's discussion Checkoff List of All National Geographic Maps and Supplements. Updated to July 2017
"There is a discussion on this map, as well as one from 1938, which were changed, mid-production run.  The one in 1939 was very early in the run, so the "as of August 28, 1939" copies are rare.  The 1939 map was changed late in…"
Nov 23
George Thomas Wilson replied to Philip Riviere's discussion Checkoff List of All National Geographic Maps and Supplements. Updated to July 2017
"I did a little digging, and found an old discussion about this map HERE."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Philip Riviere's discussion Checkoff List of All National Geographic Maps and Supplements. Updated to July 2017
"Chris, The map you are referring to is from the National Geographic book "Alaska". First edition (1969) (Map date 1969). Second edition (1971) (Map date 1971) It was never a supplement with the magazine.  There are other maps from…"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Lullabies in the group Sounds & Music of the Society ~ music, audio, soundtracks, LP's ...
"Probably longer than the scratch n’ sniff. ;-)"
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"That's kinda hilarious Tom! Thanks for the advance notice  : - )"
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Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Lullabies in the group Sounds & Music of the Society ~ music, audio, soundtracks, LP's ...
"interesting! I wonder how long those links will work . . . "
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Lullabies in the group Sounds & Music of the Society ~ music, audio, soundtracks, LP's ...
"The December 2021 issue has six QR codes in a section entitled "Sound".  They include: Vibrations of a Spiderweb A Rattlesnake A Songbird A Wolf Howling A Whale Song Sounds of Humanity"
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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; 61 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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