National Geographic's Collectors Corner

Collaborative site for collectors, dealers, & anyone interested in our history.

George Thomas Wilson
  • 72, Male
  • Catonsville, MD
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook MySpace

George Thomas Wilson's Friends

  • Austyn
  • Paul Ledman
  • Steven P Francis
  • Susan
  • Helena Zar
  • Anthony J. Chesser
  • Mohamed Kubesh
  • Pece Kocovski
  • Harold Woron
  • Ron Choquette
  • sherron tullos
  • John Evicci
  • April Le'Monk
  • Jeffry Persons
  • P. Van Voast

George Thomas Wilson's Discussions

100 Years Ago: February 1923

100 Years Ago: February 1923 This is the ninety-seventh entry in my series of reports on one-hundred-year-old National Geographic Magazines. …Continue

Started yesterday

100 Years Ago: January 1923

100 Years Ago: January 1923 This is the ninety-sixth installment of my rehashing of a one-hundred-year-old National Geographic Magazine. …Continue

Started Dec 31, 2022

It's a Wonderful Life
8 Replies

It's a Wonderful Lifeand National Geographic has been a part of it.Merry…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier on Wednesday.

A Visual Presentation of Map Indices
2 Replies

A Visual Presentation of Map Indicesand a call for scanned images of Map Index covers Combining my fascination with metadata and my general love of maps, the National Geographic Map Index series is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Dec 24, 2022.


***** George Thomas Wilson *****

Latest Activity

Scott T. Shier liked George Thomas Wilson's photo
17 hours ago
George Thomas Wilson posted photos
George Thomas Wilson posted a discussion

100 Years Ago: February 1923

100 Years Ago: February 1923 This is the ninety-seventh entry in my series of reports on one-hundred-year-old National Geographic Magazines.  The first article in this month’s issue is entitled “A Thousand Miles Along the Great Wall” and was written by Adam Warwick, author of “The Mongols, People of the Wilderness” in the National Geographic Magazine.  The article…See More
Scott T. Shier commented on George Thomas Wilson's album

Map Indices

"John Evici,  Unless someone has a privately made set of e-files they made of the Index pages, I know of no sources for (scanned) images of all interior pages of these many map Index booklets...."
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion It's a Wonderful Life
"Very true, good quote George! And also, George, I had recently sent you some messages in December, so be sure to check your Inbox.... I know the Ning site does not always send email alerts when messages are received. Happy New Year!"
Scott T. Shier liked George Thomas Wilson's photo
George Thomas Wilson commented on George Thomas Wilson's photo
Jan 25
George Thomas Wilson commented on George Thomas Wilson's photo
Jan 25
George Thomas Wilson posted a photo

NGMI 1968-02

Index to the Map Supplement from the February 1968 National Geographic MagazineNote: Not in my collection.Photo courtesy of Roger E. Nathan.
Jan 22
George Thomas Wilson replied to Geneviève Thibault's discussion Volume 1 No. 1
"Gen, The question Richard asked is important.  The original "Red Brick" issues were smaller than the 1965/1974 reprints. The originals were about 6 x 9 1/2 inches (roughly 15 x 24 cm). The reprints were 7 x 10 inches (roughly 18 x 26…"
Jan 22
John Evicci commented on George Thomas Wilson's album

Map Indices

"This is great!  I just came on here to ask about the map indices.  Naturally, I would love to own a collection of them, but given the time and expense involved in such a pursuit, I'm not really considering it.  I would very much,…"
Jan 18
George Thomas Wilson posted a photo

NGM 2023-02 B

Newsstand Version of the Cover to the February 2023 National Geographic Magazine
Jan 13
George Thomas Wilson commented on George Thomas Wilson's photo
Jan 7
George Thomas Wilson posted a photo

NGMI 1942-05 Variant

Variants to the Index for the May 1942 Map supplement, "North America"The lower right banner on the first reads: "25c THE COPY".On the second it reads: "WASHINGTON, D.C.".Note: This variant was first noted and reported by Dale Murphy. This is just…
Jan 7
George Thomas Wilson left a comment for Nancy A OConnell
Jan 6
George Thomas Wilson left a comment for William Carr
Jan 6

Profile Information

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 90 Map Indexes (still need 13 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; 64 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: Alaska, West Virginia, Florida, and Idaho.


George Thomas Wilson's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (71 comments)

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 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 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.



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!


You need to be a member of National Geographic's Collectors Corner to add comments!

Join National Geographic's Collectors Corner



Legal notice about this site

Note: Any sales or trade arrangements are solely between users of this site; The National Geographic Society is not a party to and does not endorse or promote any particular sales or trade arrangements between collectors, dealers, or others. Due to the immediate nature of this medium, National Geographic Online also does not review, censor, approve, edit or endorse information placed on this forum. Discussion boards on National Geographic Online are intended to be appropriate for family members of all ages. Posting of indecent material is strictly prohibited. The placement of advertisements or solicitations unrelated to National Geographic also is prohibited. National Geographic Online shall review information placed on this forum from time to time and delete inappropriate material that comes to its attention as soon as it is practicable, but cannot guarantee that such material will not be found on the forum. By posting material on this discussion board you agree to adhere to this policy prohibiting indecent, offensive or extraneous advertising material, and to legally assume full and sole responsibility for your posting.

© 2023   Created by Cathy Hunter.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service