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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.

Date error on reprint of issue Vol. V No. 6
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There is a date error on the reprint for the NatGeo Vol. V No. 6.  On the reprint it has the date as May 5, 1893 when in fact it was published May 5, 1894.  You can verify this by checking the bottom…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Apr 20, 2012.

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Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The End of the NatGeo Map Supplement? in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Grrrr,  well this wouldn't count as the first time we've had a "perf" poster that was not ID'd w/ any lettering (red or otherwise) on the NGM spine.  This will just be MORE inconsistency if they are not…"
17 hours ago
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The End of the NatGeo Map Supplement? in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Phil, It one of those perf jobs, but no red lettering on the spine.  That's what has got my hopes up.  Probably false hope, but hope all the same. Tom "
17 hours ago
Philip Riviere replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The End of the NatGeo Map Supplement? in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Tom, Haven't got my issue  yet. Is this new poster one of those little perf jobs or are we finally getting a real "Poster" Phil"
17 hours ago
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The End of the NatGeo Map Supplement? in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Just got my October 2014 issue and lo and behold it has another poster "California's Water Challenge".  This one has NO red lettering on the spine.  Maybe they are going back to using that distinction for true…"
21 hours ago
George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion 4 Annual year Indexes for $1.99 each/clearance. Gone soon...
"Scott, The photos they display for all the indexes advertised are for the 1989-1998 multi-year index which is only for the NGM.  What they are selling (I hope) is the annual indexes which cover all the NGS publications for each year.  None…"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion 4 Annual year Indexes for $1.99 each/clearance. Gone soon...
"Just a heads up, Jim got back to me.  He got his copy ordered, so your post paid off TWICE.  Thanks again from both of us. Tom "
yesterday
George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion 4 Annual year Indexes for $1.99 each/clearance. Gone soon...
"Lookin' forward to them!"
Friday
George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion 4 Annual year Indexes for $1.99 each/clearance. Gone soon...
"Thanks Scott, I ordered mine (2009 index) as soon as I saw your post.  Went back and checked and they were still advertising it so I sent an email to Jim Smyth since I know he's looking for the same one. BTW. No comment on my latest…"
Friday
Scott T. Shier commented on George Thomas Wilson's photo
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1988a

"Ever since I was 10, I have wanted to have a pile of Nat Geo Mags like that to lay on like a chaise lounge!! Seriously, haha. Never on my collection copies, but a bulk lot of well loved & worn copies - sure !"
Friday
George Thomas Wilson commented on George Thomas Wilson's photo
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1988a

"From page 352 in the September 1988 NGM. Photo from the December 1963 Esquire Magazine. Parodies from the May 1983 National Lampoon, the March 1936 USGS Pick & Hammer Club, and the September 1958 Mad Magazine."
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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
"Thanks Phil, Yes, I do have (and have read) these articles, but I can't take credit for the research.  The leg work was done by John Carey, a member of our group.  He has posted lists of parodies and articles on his web site.  I…"
Thursday
Philip Riviere replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Wow Tom., You've blown me away with the scope of you collecting prowess. Do you have all these magazines or did you do a search for articles mentioning anything Nat Geo ?. Now if you could post some of them to share but I guess copyrights would…"
Thursday
George Thomas Wilson added a discussion to the group Collectibles and Ephemera
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How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications

This collection is eclectic if nothing else. It was inspired by the article in the September 1988 number entitled “Spoofing the Geographic”. My parody collection is only a subset of a larger collection. What I am listing here is another portion of the collection, one that deals with magazine articles about the Society and its magazine. I have listed the September issue although technically it is not another publication’s view of our magazine. This is not a complete collection, but it stands…See More
Thursday
George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion 129 NGM Index(-ices) for 1911 -1926 on eBay !
"Scott, Unfortunately, due to space constraints I only keep one copy of any issue/index.  This not only means I don't have any extras but also limits me to only being able to contribute one data point per issue/index for studies such as…"
Tuesday
George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion I have 2 detached covers for 1911 NGM issues (pretty nice)
"Numbers not number, constraints not restraints.  I really have to proofread better. Tom "
Monday

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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 and 1 annual index for 2009.

I also have 60 Map Indexes (still need 37 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 NatGeo parodies, 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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Comment Wall (3 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 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.

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