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Grosvenor Medal
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Hello Everyone,I have attached the Grosvenor Medal that was awarded to Thomas W. McKnew  in 1980.  On the reverse side of the medal it reads as follows:"Awarded to Thomas Wilson McKnew for 40 years…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Apr 19, 2018.

1964 Reprint numbers
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Hi All,Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I spent my weekend organizing my NGS materials that had not been catalogued.  I came across this letter from July 13, 1989 that has the numbers of Reprints…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Oliphant Mar 21, 2015.

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Larry Moffett left a comment for Jeffry Persons
"Hi Jeff, I am new to this group and would be interested in receiving scans of the 8 issues of The Birdwatchers Journal that you provided Steve Schier several years ago. Thanks for your consideration. Larry Moffett"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Jeffry Persons's discussion NGS Cartoons in the group Ephemera & Collectibles ~ odds n' ends
"Jeff, It's been a while.  Here is another Doonesbury comic strip that appeared in today's Baltimore Sun (10/29/19).  It is copyrighted 1993. Tom Wilson"
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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I am a collector and would like to learn more
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I am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, age 67 who has been collecting since 1962
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Map indexes

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 7:00pm 5 Comments

I would like to add a few more map indexes that I have not seen listed.  They are as follows:

1.1949 Europe and the Near East; I have both a dark globe and the uncolored globe

2.1950Classical Lands; I have both globes

3. 1950 Africa...; I have both globes

4.  1951 World; I have both globes

5.  1953 Historical Map of US; I have both globes

6. 1954 California; I have both globes

Also for clarification on the 1945 USSR…


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At 5:02am on January 19, 2015, Scott T. Shier said…

Welcome !

At 1:31pm on January 29, 2015, George Thomas Wilson said…


It was folded, just like the one with the line.

If you join the group in which the discussion is located (in this case the Maps/Supplement/Index group) you will be able to comment directly to the discussion.  As a bonus, whenever someone posts to that group, either a new discussion or comment to an existing one, you will get a notification.


At 3:39pm on February 2, 2015, Scott T. Shier said…

Welcome to the 'Ephemera & Collectibles' group Jeff !

At 5:18pm on January 4, 2016, George Thomas Wilson said…

Jeff, In one of Scott's discussions on old indexes, you mentioned to Mel that you have a revised copy of Nathan's guide (2000) that Roger gave you before his passing. If you have access to it, I was wondering if if you could see if the January 1983 maps of DC are referenced in his map supplement section.

A discussion of this item can be found at:

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tom Wilson

At 1:11pm on January 6, 2016, George Thomas Wilson said…

Thanks so much, Jeff.

This helps my research into this item greatly.

And thanks for the additional information.

It's definitely food for thought.

Yours in collecting,

Tom Wilson

At 10:21am on July 8, 2016, Cathy Hunter said…

Dear Jeff,

  Just a quick note to acknowledge your request and I'll look into these 2 questions. 

Best wishes,


At 3:34pm on August 11, 2016, Cathy Hunter said…

Hello again,

  The obituary in file does not give exact dates for his title, but merely states that he retired in 1996 after 30 years at NGS and that his work focused on administrative and financial matters such as postal rates.

  As for your other question about a television show for children, one of the librarians is looking into that.

Thank you for your patience,


At 8:24pm on September 8, 2016, George Thomas Wilson said…


Feel free to email me any images of these covers.  Just to be clear, the list you want updated is "Variations to the Covers of the National Geographic"?

My email is:


At 3:55pm on September 15, 2016, George Thomas Wilson said…

Thanks for everything, Jeff.  I got them all added into the discussion.  I used everything you sent me except one duplicate image for Nov. 2003.  Let me know what you think.

Tom Wilson

At 3:47pm on November 30, 2016, George Thomas Wilson said…


I have a quick question re: the Chautauquan, 1904 article about Panama by Grosvenor.

Which volume is it?  I see more than one from that year.



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