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  • Catonsville, MD
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Production Run Variants to National Geographic Covers and Maps
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Production Run Variants to National Geographic Covers and Maps While there are plenty of examples of alternate covers for newer National Geographic Magazines: different subscription and newsstand…Continue

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

100 Years Ago: September 1916
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Note: This is the 21st in a series of brief reviews on National Geographic Magazines as they mark the one hundredth anniversary of their publication. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Riviere Aug 26.

100 Years Ago: August 1916
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This is the 20th entry in my ongoing series of brief reviews of vintage National Geographics as they reach the century mark. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Riviere Jul 19.

100 Years Ago: July 1916
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This is the 19th in a series of short reviews of National Geographic Magazines as they become a century old. This issue mainly concerns Mexico.  The first three articles are about it as well as a map…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Riviere Jun 21.

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"Note: I just updated this discussion to include the June 2004 map/poster of the National Mall in Washington, DC."
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"Can wait for your 2 reveals.  I'm already planning revisions to my "Perforated" discussion.  Also thinking of a new DC post including 1915, 1983, and 2004."
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"It's the June 2004 issue, Phil, and it is perforated. Damn.  How long were you gonna keep this a secret?  lol"
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"Excellent list, Phil."
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Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Production Run Variants to National Geographic Covers and Maps
"Tom,  Excellent, thanks for framing that so tidy. In this case, the points about the NGM copies interest me a bit more than the maps. I have loved in the past, sitting and leafing through the oak/laurel bordered years and gazing at the nuanced…"
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Production Run Variants to National Geographic Covers and Maps

Production Run Variants to National Geographic Covers and Maps While there are plenty of examples of alternate covers for newer National Geographic Magazines: different subscription and newsstand covers, the May 2013 “Baby” issue, and the April 2016 Photo Ark issue; there are several examples of cover variants, and map variants, in older issues of the magazine due to changes during the issues’ production runs.  Most of these variants are readily available for collectors to acquire since the…See More
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"Phil, Have you updated your list to include the January 1983 two-sided DC map? Tom"
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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 2 indexes: 1912 & Jan-Jun 1914 to upgrade from "Table of Content" only versions.

Also, I have 68 Map Indexes (still need 29 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; 13 National Geographic parodies; 21 or so other publications with articles about National Geographic; 19 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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