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100 Years Ago: February 1919

100 Years Ago: February 1919This is the forty-ninth installment of my series of reviews of one-hundred-year-old National Geographic Magazines.…Continue

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100 Years Ago: January 1919
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100 Years Ago: January 1919This is the forty-eighth installment in my series of short reviews of National Geographic Magazines as they reach the centennials of their publication.…Continue

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100 Years Ago: December 1918

100 Years Ago: December 1918This is the forty-seventh installment in my ongoing set of reviews of National Geographic Magazines as they reach their century mark.…Continue

Started Nov 26, 2018

100 Years Ago: November 1918

100 Years Ago: November 1918This is the forty-sixth installment of my series of brief reviews of National Geographic Magazines from one hundred years ago.…Continue

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100 Years Ago: February 1919

100 Years Ago: February 1919This is the forty-ninth installment of my series of reviews of one-hundred-year-old National Geographic Magazines.The first article of this issue is entitled “The North Sea Mine Barrage” and was written by Capt. Reginald R. Belknap, U. S. N., the officer in direct command of the American Navy’s mine-laying operation. The article contains “25…See More
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Steve Hofman's discussion XYZ Collectibles
"The last Map Index I acquired prior to the most recent one was on June 18, 2018.  I was on the XYZ site then. The archive only has the home page and a "best of" page, and even that is missing images.  All links from these pages…"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Steve Hofman's discussion XYZ Collectibles
"To whom it may concern: I recently acquire a new (for me) Map Index and went to the XYZ Collectibles site to update my collection.  The site no longer exists.  All I got was a 404 Error - Page Does Not Exist."
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Nude 1979-01 [Censored]

Nude from the January 1979 issue of National Geographic (Page 80). The caption begins: "Innocents in the rushing stream of progress".
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Nudes in the National Geographic as Art in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Not: I just added a citation with image for the January 1979 National Geographic Magazine."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Variations to the Covers of the National Geographic in the group Ephemera & Collectibles ~ odds n' ends
"Note: I just added a reference to the February 2019 subscription vs. newsstand cover variants.  The covers use different photographs of the same event."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The Dark Side of Breasts in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Note: I just added a short reference for the September 2018 issue of National Geographic Magazine."
Jan 2
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion An Interesting Set of Foreign Article Reprints. in the group Article Reprints / Offprints (NGS and permissioned)
"Sorry for the delay in responding, Richard, and Happy New Year. So as I understand it, this item was a compilation of articles much like the Selections from National Geographic from 2003 and 2004.  It uses the cover image from the May…"
Jan 1
Richard Kennedy replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion An Interesting Set of Foreign Article Reprints. in the group Article Reprints / Offprints (NGS and permissioned)
"Technically these were special supplements sent to all subscribers of the Nordic editions. Historically, article reprints were not distributed to all subscribers. These supplements contained articles not in the magazine. The translation is,…"
Dec 24, 2018
George Thomas Wilson added a discussion to the group Article Reprints / Offprints (NGS and permissioned)
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An Interesting Set of Foreign Article Reprints.

The cover article from the May 2000 National Geographic is entitled "In Search of Vikings". Photo courtesy of Philip RiviereThis article generated interest in Scandinavia.  No less than four article reprints were created for the region.  One each for Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Suomi (Finland).  This information, and the following photos, are courtesy of Jeff…See More
Dec 24, 2018
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion 100 Years Ago: January 1919
"Yeah, unlike last month's review.  The "Race" issues are Dec. 1918 & Apr. 2018."
Dec 23, 2018

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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".

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 75 Map Indexes (still need 22 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; 40 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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