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Starting my Collection......
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Had a couple of basic questions re starting my collection:1. I noticed the slip cases the Society provides only go back to about 1950. They have unmarked slipcases, is this my only option for the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Riviere Dec 3, 2013.

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Philip Riviere replied to Mark Johnson's discussion Starting my Collection......
"Mark,            I found an entire collection on Craig's list in red buckram that spanned 1888 to 1978 back in Feb 2013. 1888 to 1907 were reprints.   All the volumes were in mint…"
Dec 3, 2013
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Mark Johnson's discussion Starting my Collection......
"A follow-up to 2b above - most bindings for the older issues were actually NOT done by the NGS, hence the wide variety from full leather to buckram, and in many different colors. To capture a set ranging the entire span of years you desire to…"
Dec 3, 2013
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Mark Johnson's discussion Starting my Collection......
"1) If you wish to maintain the same "décor" as with your 1950 and newer slip cases the answer is yes it's your only option. There were other styles of slip cases produced years ago, and they can still be located from…"
Dec 2, 2013
Mark Johnson left a comment for michelle
"Have you decided what to do with them yet ?  Are you collecting or want to get rid of them?"
Dec 2, 2013
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Starting my Collection......

Had a couple of basic questions re starting my collection:1. I noticed the slip cases the Society provides only go back to about 1950. They have unmarked slipcases, is this my only option for the prior to 1950 magazines?2. Noticed a number of bound volumes for older issues. What are the pros/cons for the bound volumes vs the loose magazines? Are all teh bound volumes published by the Society?See More
Dec 2, 2013
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Hometown:
Oak Park, IL
Why do you wish to join this community?
Starting to collect National Geographics
About Me:
Civil Engineer
Favorite National Geographic publication:
Magazine
Favorite travel destination:
Upper Volta

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