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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 on Thursday.

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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"It's good to see he had other interests besides the Nat Geo."
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"Hi Tom, I don't know if this interests you, but it is a book authored by Roger Nathan copyright 2000.  He had an avid interest in state boundary monuments and he started in 1982 and ended in 1985.  He stated he became…"
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"Tom, It is a UK version.  The car ads are all generic, but when you read the fine print it mention EU which I assume means European Union.  There is one other ad from NGS which has an amount in pounds. Thanks for your help, it's…"
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"I know the UK version I have (Hubble) has distinctly British advertisements.  All articles are the same."
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"I am not sure.  The individual I received it from lives in the US.  He cut the mailing address out from the label.  Inside the magazine it just mentions US and Canada in the subscriptions area with no mention of the UK.  That was…"
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"Jeff, Is this the British edition? Tom"
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"march2018065.jpgTom, I just received this in the mail from a friend.  It is an unopened March 2018 issue of the NGM entitled Cosmos.  The other ones that I have are entitled Astronauts with a picture of a women astronaut. Jeff"
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Jeffry Persons's discussion Grosvenor Medal
"Beautiful medal, Jeff.  So close to my name.  : - ) I hate to be a picker of nits, but there are two L's in McKnew's middle name. Tom"
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Grosvenor Medal

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 of dedicated service and enduring contributions to the achievement of the Society's scientific and educational objectives.  1932-1980. This medal is named for Gilbert H. Grosvenor and is awarded for exceptional service to geography by a Society officer or employee.  It measures 4" in diameter and…See More
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"Tom,  Here are the NGS props that were used for the 1995 movie Waterworld.  The non-NGS covers (front, spine and back) were pasted onto old NGS magazines that had the covers…"
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"Tom,  This is an oddity involving page 858 of the December 1976 issue.  During the press run of this issue Rowe Findley, the issue editor for the story on Australian wild flowers became aware that the word "fuzzy" should not be…"
Apr 9
Jeffry Persons left a comment for George Thomas Wilson
"Tom, Here is another picture swap in the November 1938 issue page 614. Version 1:  Shows a cat outside the door at 10 Downing, London Version 2:  Shows a kitten "M-MM-M! but that tasted good"cat1.jpgcat2.jpg Jeff"
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"Jeff, I have version #1: the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Tom"
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"Tom, Did you know that there is a picture swap on page 2 of the January 1953 NGM. Version 1 shows the Top Brass of the Joint Chiefs of Staff around a table Version 2 shows General of the Army Omar Bradley with his family I will try and get you the…"
Apr 6
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"Tom, Here are three covers for the December 2010 issue.  One is without the bar code and the flap and King David on the left hand side.  The other two have King David on the right hand side.  One with a bar code and flap and the other…"
Apr 6
George Thomas Wilson replied to Jeffry Persons's discussion NGS Cartoons in the group Ephemera & Collectibles ~ odds n' ends
"Jeff, I'm surprised that you haven't included this one from C. D. B. Bryan's "100 Years" book.  It's on page 174: Tom"
Apr 5

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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…

Jeff,

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.

Tom

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:

http://ngscollectors.ning.com/group/map-and-suppliment-collectors/forum/topics/january-1983-two-sided-perforated-map-supplement-they-re-indexed

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,

Cathy

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,

Cathy

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

Jeff,

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:   wilsong@comcast.net

Tom

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…

Jeff,

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.

Thanks,

Tom

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