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Mark Van Winkle
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Mark Van Winkle replied to Lynn Olson's discussion Maps 1914-2002
"George / Mel, Thanks so much for the information. That's really helpful. Mark"
Mark Van Winkle replied to Lynn Olson's discussion Maps 1914-2002
"Lynn, I finally got around to checking my issues, and I already have these maps and supplements. But here is a question: Do you have the map from April 1938 that shows Austria as part of Germany?  Mark"
Mark Van Winkle replied to Lynn Olson's discussion Maps 1914-2002
"Lynn, Do you have a list of which maps you have available that are pre-1920 and how much you need for them? Thanks Mark Van Winkle"
Jul 13
Mark Van Winkle and K. Scott Moore are now friends
May 21
Mark Van Winkle replied to K. Scott Moore's discussion National Geographic collection from an estate for sale
"Scott, Are you certain the 1888-1907 issues are originals and not reprints? Mark"
May 19
Mark Van Winkle replied to george warren's discussion Map/Supplement Register
"I use an old price list from 1978 that Don Smith sent out. It's really helpful. Once in a while you can find his price lists for sale for a modest price."
Apr 24
Mark Van Winkle replied to Thomas Jovin's discussion selling original issues of first year of NG magazine and rare NG books. interest?
"Thomas, I would definitely be interested in the early single issues you have. I can be reached at: Thanks Mark Van Winkle"
Mar 21
Mark Van Winkle replied to Dana Calicott's discussion what to do with old Nat Geo mags
"How old? Any issues before 1907 or maps before 1920?"
Feb 1
Jonathan Dewar and Mark Van Winkle are now friends
Dec 11, 2018
Mark Van Winkle replied to Steve Sherman's discussion Maps/supplements looking for a good home
"Steve, The check will leave today. Thanks Mark"
Nov 26, 2018
Mark Van Winkle replied to Steve Sherman's discussion Maps/supplements looking for a good home
"Steve,  I'll take any maps you have before 1920. Thanks Mark"
Nov 20, 2018
Mark Van Winkle and Scott T. Shier are now friends
Oct 31, 2018
Mark Van Winkle replied to Judy Johnson's discussion Ex dealer collection for sale
"I also am interested in 1900 to 1906, but only need a few issues for 1904, 1905, and 1906. Do you have a list of what you have and what you want for your issues?"
Oct 30, 2018
Mark Van Winkle replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion Tom, more covers -- "alternate" versions . . . . .
"Obviously collectible, but how would you approach buying these alternates? Would sellers on eBay know if they have an alternate? A local used book store?"
Oct 26, 2018
Mark Van Winkle replied to Judy Johnson's discussion Ex dealer collection for sale
"Start with Mel's excellent article on selling National Geographics: I'm sure many of us would like to know what you have from 1900 to…"
Sep 19, 2018
Mark Van Winkle replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion The Passing of a Great Grandfather’s Legacy
"Surely by now the collection would have made it into the thrift shops. My guess is it never made it out of the Kidney Foundation, someone there recognized the value. I bet it resurfaces again."
Mar 17, 2018

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Why do you wish to join this community?
To find old Nat Geos
About Me:
I'm a long-time collector. I had to sell my 1906-1945 issues twenty years ago, and would like to rebuild the set again.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
The Macchu Pichu discovery number by Hiram Bingham.
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Do Abstract Articles Exist?

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 11:22pm 3 Comments

In the back of Volume 1, Number 1 (I just have a reprint), there is an abstract of the minutes beginning with February 17, 1888. Some of the later addresses from April and May were integrated into Volume 1, Number 1. But what about the earlier ones beginning in February? I don't see them listed in my 1888-1946 index. Were they perhaps printed by NGS as a one-subject paper, maybe in a limited run? I've never heard of them or seen them listed. Does anyone know about transcriptions of these…


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At 10:03pm on January 5, 2017, Scott T. Shier said…

It's interesting finding oneself looking to re-build a past NGM collection isn't it? When I was young I had what I thought was a "huge" NGM collection, and then while in the care of someone else (for long-term safekeeping), they got rid of them without telling me. I vowed I would get a Nat Geo collection again, and what feels like eons later, I did, ha-ha. 

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