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  • Catonsville, MD
  • United States
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100 Years Ago: January 1920
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100 Years Ago: January 1920This is the Sixtieth article in my series of reviews of National Geographic magazines as the reach the centennial of their publication.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Jan 22.

100 Years Ago: December 1919

100 Years Ago: December 1919This is the fifty-ninth installment in my series of reviews of National Geographic magazines as they reach their centennial of being issued.…Continue

Started Nov 23, 2019

Photos at the 'Corner
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Photos at the 'CornerI happened to notice that the 8,000th photo was just posted on the Collectors Corner website.  I thought I'd do a little tablecloth math and see who has posted the most and by…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Nov 15, 2019.

100 Years Ago: November 1919
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100 Years Ago: November 1919This is installment #58 in my series of reviews of National Geographic magazines upon reaching the 100th anniversary of their publication.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Oct 28, 2019.

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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion National Geographic Map Index Variants in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Note: I recently acquired the "Blank Page" variant of the 1944 USSR Map Index.  That means I now have three of (at least) four versions of this index."
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Cover to the Subscription version of the March 2020 National Geographic magazine.Note: It is identical to the Newsstand version, but without the barcode.
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion A Visual Listing of NGM Parody Covers in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Note: I just added a cover from the 2004 book of poetry by Stephen Brockwell."
Feb 19
George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion N.G.S. Parodies (Spoofs) over the years... in the group Ephemera & Collectibles ~ odds n' ends
"41] Fruitfly Geographic, March 19, 2004.  This book of poetry has an homage to the National Geographic as a cover:"
Feb 19
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The National Geographic as a Cultural Fixture (Part 3) in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Note: I just added three citations with images in: I. Art for a 2013 exhibit by Cyprien Gaillard using National Geographics as a medium; III. Literature for the 2004 book of poetry "Fruitfly Geographic" by Stephen Rockwell; and V.…"
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Expanded Newsstand Cover from the March 2020 National Geographic Magazine - Three-section Foldout.
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April 1916 NGM ~ Land of the Best

"Great screen grab !!!  Mind if I use this image as a cultural reference?"
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"Love the map indexes."
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Cover to the Newsstand version of the March 2020 issue of the National Geographic magazine.Note the different color yellow on the right border. It is a three-section foldout cover and that border is actually page 1.
Feb 12
George Thomas Wilson replied to Hannes's discussion Looking for help identifying which volume no. these images appear in!! (1970-90s)
"Hannes, Just out of curiosity, was your post back on August 30, 2018 related to your research on Cyprien Gaillard or another project altogether?  If it was, you've been at this for a long time. I have a post regarding the National…"
Feb 11

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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 84 Map Indexes (still need 14 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; 54 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 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 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.



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!


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