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George Thomas Wilson
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  • Catonsville, MD
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Thank You
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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.

November 1914: One More Additional Illustration

I just finished the November 1914 issue of the National Geographic.  The issue contains but one article entitled "Young Russia - The Land of Unlimited Possibilities" written by Gilbert H Grosvenor.…Continue

Started Oct 21

October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations
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I just put down my October 1914 issue of National Geographic and while reading it I noticed some pages similar to those in the March 1914 issue on which I commented in an earlier post.The issue…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Sep 26.

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.

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George Thomas Wilson replied to Philip Riviere's discussion Jan 2015 Supplement ?? 1ST
"Phil, I haven't got my issue yet.  There is one thing you can check for: a copyright.  If there is one (probably small print) it is definitely a supplement.  Not perforated huh? Tom"
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0009 March 28 1891

"I always loved the map. (Although mine is only a reprint)."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Other See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Here is the iconic image from page 352 of the September 1988 NGM of a man and his collection.  It is from the December 1963 Esquire Magazine article."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion National Geographic as One of Many Contemporary Magazines in the group Ephemera & Collectibles ~ odds n' ends
"Note: This discussion has been reposted in the Outside Looking In group."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion National Geographic as One on Many Contemporary Magazine in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Images for the first and third of these National Geographic nods are here:"
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George Thomas Wilson added a discussion to the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
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National Geographic as One on Many Contemporary Magazine

Note: This discussion was first posted to the Ephemera and Collectibles group.  It has been reposted here.National Geographic as One of Many Contemporary MagazinesIn my collecting of parodies of, and articles about, the NGM I have come across three items that strike a very similar theme: that of the NGM as one of several contemporary magazines.  I have touched on two of them already, one in the Parodies discussion, the other in the “How Others See Us” post. I’ve listed them in chronological…See More
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Multi-Map Index 1963

"I don't have a good camera.  Folio index is to large for my scanner.  I broke it up into two images. Tom"
Dec 15
Scott T. Shier commented on George Thomas Wilson's photo
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Multi-Map Index 1963

"Hmmm, 'tis fragile then. Not ideal, especially for a large (dimensions) item.  ...just for my own curiosity, would you take a pic of of the inside front spread so I can see 'what's going on' ? "
Dec 15
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Multi-Map Index 1963

"I think the stock is similar to old (pre-yellow) NGMs and some of the older article reprints.  The binding is tight and does not seem to be made for attaching to anything.  With its dimensions being the same as the folio, I'd say it…"
Dec 15
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Multi-Map Index 1963

"So what do you think of the paper stock on the covers for this? Does it seem that this was meant to be attached to the Folio at all? I don't think so, but wanted to ask. Is there an intro or anything on the first inside page?"
Dec 15
Scott T. Shier liked George Thomas Wilson's photo
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George Thomas Wilson commented on Philip Riviere's status
"You're absolutely right, Phil.  Scott has been a man on a mission.  Kudos Scott..... Tom"
Dec 14
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Ephemera & Collectibles ~ odds n' ends
"Note: This discussion has been updated and reposted in the Outside Looking In group."
Dec 13
George Thomas Wilson added a discussion to the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
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How Other See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications

Note: This discussion was first posted to the Ephemera and Collectibles group.  It has been updated and posted here.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…See More
Dec 13
George Thomas Wilson commented on Scott T. Shier's group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border
"Scott, I guess this is where my post under "Ephemera" really belongs.  I was thinking of reworking it to put the newer additions we posted chronologically.  I also have some other ideas to post here. Tom"
Dec 11

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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 5 indexes between 1910 & 1914 to upgrade Table of Content only versions.

Also, I have 61 Map Indexes (still need 36 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 (6 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.

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