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George Thomas Wilson
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  • Catonsville, MD
  • United States
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100 Years Ago: March 1915
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This is another brief review of a 100 year old National Geographic Magazine.…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Riviere yesterday.

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 Scott T. Shier Feb 18.

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 Jan 29.

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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"Tom, As usual , a very thought provoking review of our nations capital... Phil"
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100 Years Ago: March 1915

This is another brief review of a 100 year old National Geographic Magazine.The first article, on our nation's capital, was written by then departing president William Howard Taft.  He reviews the history of the city from the bidding wars for its location; though the compromise that got it its current location; the design work…See More
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"Lloyd, Some of Abramo's indices are what I'm referring to, some are not.  But I have the complete set of volume/annual indices from 1898 to 2010.  Check out XYZCollectibles.Com."
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"Phil, Depending on how XYZ goes, I may start posting my index collection like you've done with the supplements and are doing with the magazine covers. I do have all the images of them all since I was the one who provided them to Mike for XYZ."
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0799 September 1959

"Here's where it gets interesting."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Christine Davis's discussion COMPLETE 1888-2014 Collection - Preserved and in Mint condition!!
"This is truly an impressive collection.  Good work on the documentation and good luck finding a home for it. Tom "
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion Buxbaum's Nat Geo collector guides (2nd & 3rd ones) . . .
"Scott, You might also want to try AbeBooks.com and type Buxbaum as author and National Geographic as title into its search engine.  You'll find 51 items currently comprised of all four versions. Good hunting, Tom"
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"Phil, Is this in DC?"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The National Geographic as a Cultural Fixture in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Thanks again Lloyd, I did a little research and found the artist.  I've gone ahead and added it with some background information. Tom"
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Lloyd Bonaccorso replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The National Geographic as a Cultural Fixture in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Hey Tom,           No worries, if it was something you wanted to do, then by all means, be my guest. I don't hold exclusive claim to any photos I am able to locate. Always willing to share. Like I…"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The National Geographic as a Cultural Fixture in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Scott, That is correct, the left page is solid white while the right page is the matador.  The bull is on a clear sheet of plastic in between and can overlay either.  When overlaying the matador (engaged in battle) notice that the…"
Feb 23
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The National Geographic as a Cultural Fixture in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"The Bull/Matador image, taken together is very intriguing. This, combined w/ the mention of this Lithopinion magazine in your other discussion recently is enough to make me want to add this to my list to buy one! The overall aesthetic here at a…"
Feb 23
George Thomas Wilson replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion A Guide to Selling National Geographic Magazines (Revised 13 February 2015)
"Great job as always Mel!  Very detailed and informative. Wasn't there a 1888 (Vol 1 No 1) sale last October?  I remember Phil posting something about it."
Feb 21

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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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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

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