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  • Catonsville, MD
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February 1915 Anomaly
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I did not catch this until after I had posted the "100 Years Ago" discussion.  There are two versions of the cover for this particular issue.  Since I only keep one copy per issue, I never would have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson 13 hours ago.

100 Years Ago: February 1915
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This is the second in a series of brief reviews of older National Geographic Magazines.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss yesterday.

100 Years Ago: January 1915
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This is the first of hopefully many month reviews of the National Geographic Magazine.  Over the past several years, I have been reading two NGM's per month: my latest issue and one from 100 years…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Jan 18.

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Yesterday, I achieved a goal I started three and a half years ago.  That was to compile a complete, individual issue, collection of The National Geographic Magazine.  I'd like to thank everyone who…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Dec 4, 2014.

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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion February 1915 Anomaly
"This is a test to see if I can copy & paste a discussion from one location to another.  I will delete it if anyone involved does not want it posted here. Comment by Abramo Russo 19 hours ago Delete Commentwow!! that's…"
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"Scott, It's just that these photos will quickly get buried in the "photo vault".  (Only the most recent 100 show up on the main page.)  People will have to dig to find this "discussion".  Would you mind…"
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"Haha, not quite for me on that, Tom. I only said what I said //here// in reply to Lloyd, and Abramo. I would rather have seen the thread develop on the post proper.  : - )"
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"Thanks to all for your comments.  I'm a little surprised that this discussion is taking place under a photo and not in the discussion I posted on the subject but like I told Mel, just like in the magazine, people are drawn to the pictures…"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion February 1915 Anomaly
"Thanks for the research and input, Mel.  This find started a discussion, as I had hoped, but not here where I was expecting it.  I also posted these pictures to the site and have gotten several interesting posts under one of them.  It…"
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"yes, thank you to all."
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"Thanks Scott for the insight, and the notice about the duplicate posting."
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Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion February 1915 Anomaly
"Tom, The cities' physical existence are not even close to one another in Germany and yet both are labeled "the Town of Many Gables." Both annual indexes I possess indicate the article begin on page 107 but do not…"
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"Well, in reading the story earlier today (yes, Tom's post sent me scrambling), I found that both Hildesheim and Münster are towns in Germany. The emphasis or focus of the story is Münster . . . billed as being then-mostly…"
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Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion 100 Years Ago: February 1915
"Thanks Tom! Mel"
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"Hi Tom, Is it the exact same story inside? What I mean, is the two names on the cover the ONLY difference in the story. Perhaps that town/city/community was known by both names, or perhaps NGM started printing the run of the issue with one name when…"
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George Thomas Wilson left a comment for Cody White
"Cody, I'll bite, which specific issue are you looking for? Tom Wilson"
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"I haven't a clue, Abramo.  As I said in my discussion "February 1915 Anomaly" I discovered this difference completely by accident."
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"wow!! that's interesting...what's the story about them? why they're different?"
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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". I also have a complete volume/annual index collection but I need 3 indexes between 1910 & 1914 to upgrade Table of Content only versions.

Also, I have 62 Map Indexes (still need 35 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; 12 National Geographic parodies; 20 or so other publications with articles about National Geographic; 8 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. West Virginia a distant second.

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Comment Wall (7 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.

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

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