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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.

October 2013 Spine Anomaly
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My 125 Anniversary issue's spine has an alignment anomaly with a full 1/4 of its width being part of the back advertisement (Canon again).  As a result the wording on the spine is very close to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Jan 31.

A question or two about Indices
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Does National Geographic still publish a per-volume index?  i.e. 2 per year.  If not, what year were the last 2 published?  Did a yearly index replace it the following year?  Alright, 3 questions.Tom Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Jun 13, 2013.

Date error on reprint of issue Vol. V No. 6
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There is a date error on the reprint for the NatGeo Vol. V No. 6.  On the reprint it has the date as May 5, 1893 when in fact it was published May 5, 1894.  You can verify this by checking the bottom…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Apr 20, 2012.

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George Thomas Wilson replied to Abramo Russo's discussion I've found this link that shows all the N G Magazine Covers from Oct 1888 to present
"I remember this site being referenced in wikipedia back when I was first researching older NatGeo issues.  BTW, check out the JFK tribute displayed on January 1964. Tom Wilson "
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Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"You're right, Roger Nathan's book = 1982, these re-issues after that. I only have wished that Mr. Nathan might have been able to do an update to his book --like Buxbaum did-- sometime between 1983 and his untimely passing in 2005, alas.…"
7 hours ago
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
" thanks - good tidbit to be aware of then."
7 hours ago
George Thomas Wilson replied to Abramo Russo's discussion Question on April 1981 issue.
"Abramo, I'm sure someone on this site has a definitive answer for you but my guess would be the difference between the issues mailed to the members and the ones sold on newsstands. Tom Wilson "
7 hours ago
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"A big DUH on my earlier post.  Oh course Nathan didn't reference those maps.  They were created after his book was published.  I hope it was jet lag, but probably old age.  It is interesting that, at least this one multiple…"
7 hours ago
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Scott, There are 146 pages to this index (pp. 155 to 300).  Remember that these are the page numbers from the first "true" Atlas and have little to do with the Folio other than being the same set of maps. Tom "
8 hours ago
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Scott, Got the Folio Index for $20 on eBay.  If I see it again I'll let you know. As for the revised Close-Up USA  sets, the index references the 15 regional supplement maps in the set; none of which were mentioned by Nathan as having…"
9 hours ago
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
" Tom, ....by the way, how many pages is that Index for the Atlas Folio?"
9 hours ago
Scott T. Shier replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Multiple-Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Tom, That's a really neat, and for me at least, unexpected 'find' -- the Atlas Folio index. Never heard of it before. I am amazed when in 2014 new things can still be found (or for some, perhaps re-discovered, as there's some…"
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George Thomas Wilson added a discussion to the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
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Multiple-Map Indexes

In my rather long-winded rant about map indexes, I referenced two "collectibles" as part of my case for additional, revised map indexes.  The Centennial Index box set (1989) and The Close-Up USA box set (1978) each contain an index for multiple maps.The index booklet for the Centennial set is simply contains two consecutive map indexes for the United States and for The World.  It is soft-covered and of a standard size for map indexes.The Close-Up USA multiple-map index, is a combined index for…See More
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Aloha Dale, Sorry it took so long to reply, life got in the way.  Just got back from Hawaii.  Anyway, Roger Nathan documented both of those maps as revisions in his book.  I compiled a complete list of reprints and revisions as per…"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion N.G.S. Parodies (Spoofs) over the years... in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Not really a parody, more of an hommage to NatGeo:  Dr Suess, You're Only Old Once! (1986).  This is the first page of the story.  The setting is the waiting room of a doctor's office.  I thought it was spot on…"
Jul 25
George Thomas Wilson replied to Olivia Jane's discussion May 1978 - Camel trek
"Sorry for my last post.  I totally misread your original query.  You might want to try pastpaper.com  They have many NatGeos in stock."
Jul 22
George Thomas Wilson replied to Olivia Jane's discussion May 1978 - Camel trek
"Olivia, There is one up for bid on eBay for $3.99. Tom"
Jul 22

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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 need 7 individual issues between 1891 & 1894 to replace bound volumes. Prefer 1964 reprints for those. I also need 5 indexes between 1910 & 1914 to replace Table of Content only versions and 1 annual index for 2009.

I also have 60 Map Indexes (still need 37 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, 8 NatGeo parodies, and various other items.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
Favorite: September 1912 (the headless headhunter photo)

2nd Favorite: NatGeo's send-up of itself for the National Press Club (January 29, 1966).
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.

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