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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
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 mark@ha.com"
Nov 20
Mark Van Winkle and Scott T. Shier are now friends
Oct 31
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
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
Mark Van Winkle replied to Judy Johnson's discussion Ex dealer collection for sale
"Start with Mel's excellent article on selling National Geographics:  https://www.ebay.com/gds/A-Guide-to-Selling-National-Geographic-Magazines-/10000000019109329/g.html I'm sure many of us would like to know what you have from 1900 to…"
Sep 19
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
Mark Van Winkle replied to deb odonnell's discussion Hard bound National Geographics for sale Vol 1 1888 to Vol 97. Missing Vol 5, Vol 9-13, Vol 15, Vol79-87
"First, I would suggest relisting your original post. Several new posts have appeared in the past few days and it appears yours has dropped off of current listings. It sounds like you have a neat set. The problem is everyone is fleeing from the…"
Jan 8
Mark Van Winkle replied to deb odonnell's discussion Hard bound National Geographics for sale Vol 1 1888 to Vol 97. Missing Vol 5, Vol 9-13, Vol 15, Vol79-87
"I think you are in the right place with the Collector's Corner. The only other option I am aware of is eBay. Listing, figuring out postage, and actually shipping them sounds like a hassle to me. Maybe other members know of other options I…"
Nov 23, 2017
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Nov 22, 2017
Mark Van Winkle commented on Mark Van Winkle's blog post Do Abstract Articles Exist?
"Tom, I read Gilbert's article and it's something. As he recites the highlights of his career, you can just about make a reading list of the articles that are best to read. Mark"
Nov 22, 2017
Mark Van Winkle replied to Chris Elliott's discussion Thousands of national geographics.
"Melvin, I just now found the place on the site for Friend Requests. I'm such a tech dolt. But I didn't see a message. You mean you have a list of 1906 and prior issues for sale?  I can see how you could assemble multiple sets over…"
Nov 21, 2017
Mark Van Winkle replied to Chris Elliott's discussion Thousands of national geographics.
"Where is it possible to buy old National Geographics at auction, other than eBay?"
Nov 21, 2017
Mark Van Winkle replied to Chris Elliott's discussion Thousands of national geographics.
Nov 21, 2017
Mark Van Winkle replied to deb odonnell's discussion Hard bound National Geographics for sale Vol 1 1888 to Vol 97. Missing Vol 5, Vol 9-13, Vol 15, Vol79-87
Nov 14, 2017
Mark Van Winkle replied to deb odonnell's discussion Hard bound National Geographics for sale Vol 1 1888 to Vol 97. Missing Vol 5, Vol 9-13, Vol 15, Vol79-87
"It's not possible to tell for certain if the 1903 is a reprint, but if you look at the first two photos they say REPRINT on the bottom of the cover just below Washington, DC."
Nov 10, 2017

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Hometown:
Carrollton
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.
Favorite travel destination:
Italy

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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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