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Melvin L. De Vilbiss
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March 1902 Anomaly
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The second and fourth ad pages are inverted in two “original” issues.In the first issue:The second ad page is of McClure, Phillips & Co.&The fourth ad page is The Macmillan Company(this is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Jul 4.

Volume I Title Page Anomaly (original versus reprint):
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It matters not if you have bound or loose reprints – you do not have a Title Page for Volume I.This was a purposeful omission by the NGS when they did the 1964 reproduction of the first 18…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Jul 2.

May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
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I was trying to replace my damaged May 2006 issue but discovered the seller was not aware the issue came with a perforated foldout titled “Physical Map of Australia.”I had not inquired before…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Mar 26.

A Guide to Selling National Geographic Magazines (Revised 13 February 2015)
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{New for 2015 => Bound Volumes + Reprints (Bound and Individual)} NG Collector’s Corner: eBay:  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Oliphant Feb 22.

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dale width left a comment for Melvin L. De Vilbiss
"my pc crashed and I had to rebuild everything. I have about 3 boxes of maps, going back to 20s, most since 1939."
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Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Sarah's discussion I want to sell all I have from 1919 to 2008 for a good price for surgery.PLEASE HELP.
"This "may" help guide you, but the truth of the matter is that there is no quick fix to what you're asking: http://ngscollectors.ning.com/forum/topics/a-guide-to-selling-national-geographic-magazines-revised-13 It can happen, but you…"
Jul 6
George Thomas Wilson replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion March 1902 Anomaly
"Mel, I had to read it a second time to understand.  My problem not yours.  Every time I see the word reprint I automatically think 1964.  You were talking about "down the road production runs" a la the April 1905 red cover…"
Jul 4
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion March 1902 Anomaly
"Don't know what I was thinking - it was Volumes IV and V that Buxbaum discovered an NGS reprint order for."
Jul 4
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion March 1902 Anomaly
"Apparently this was the format copied for the 1964 reprints. It "seems" obvious that the NGS had different print runs, i.e. the different positioning of the two ads. My reasoning for this is: I have "red brick" originals that…"
Jul 4
George Thomas Wilson replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion March 1902 Anomaly
"My March 1902 issue is an original the same as your 1st reference regarding the ads."
Jul 3
Melvin L. De Vilbiss posted a discussion

March 1902 Anomaly

The second and fourth ad pages are inverted in two “original” issues.In the first issue:The second ad page is of McClure, Phillips & Co.&The fourth ad page is The Macmillan Company(this is the same format as shown in the 1964 reprints)The second original issue has these two ad pages inverted with every other page (to include ads) being exactly the same.See More
Jul 3
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion Volume I Title Page Anomaly (original versus reprint):
"Got a reply - it's been forwarded to the appropriate department...."
Jul 2
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion Volume I Title Page Anomaly (original versus reprint):
"Thanks for your gentle push Scott (and long time no hear from)... Here's what I sent in to the digital copy gurus: "Missing from Volume II, No. 5 is the "Volume I" title page and List of Officers (pages i and ii…"
Jul 1
Scott T. Shier replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion Volume I Title Page Anomaly (original versus reprint):
" Hrumph. Another thing to be annoyed at. Ha !"
Jul 1
Melvin L. De Vilbiss commented on George Thomas Wilson's photo
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Vol I Index Cover forgery

"Nice work Tom. Page ii will be problematic because, believe it or not, the officers of the organization were slightly different between the years of 1889 and 1891."
Jun 24
George Thomas Wilson replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion Volume I Title Page Anomaly (original versus reprint):
"Thanks for the info and too bad about the electronic copy or lack thereof. If you need an electronic copy of the Vol. II cover, I scanned that page from my V2N5 reprint.  Here's the image, feel free to copy it if you need it for any…"
Jun 24
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion Volume I Title Page Anomaly (original versus reprint):
"Additional information: Sadly, the NGS was even less interested in getting it correct with the red brick issues for digitization than they were in 1964 with their reprints. Example: Not only is the Volume I title page missing from its original…"
Jun 23
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion Volume I Title Page Anomaly (original versus reprint):
"Technically speaking Tom, these are not copyright dates as the NGS did not copyright until after 1907 (I believe 1908 was the first year of copyright). At the very least, I know the 18** issues were not copyrighted. But to answer your question, on…"
Jun 23
George Thomas Wilson replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion Volume I Title Page Anomaly (original versus reprint):
"Mel, Just out of curiosity, what is the small copyright year listed at the bottom of the Volume I title page?  I can see it being 1889, 1890, or 1891 depending on its actual creation. Also, is there an electronic copy of this page? I know you…"
Jun 22
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to M. Smith's discussion Hello. Looking for information.
"Both Roger Nathan and Edwin Buxbaum wrote about the pictorials in their respective guide books (check the link on the main page in the upper left margin titled "Published Sources for NG History." Buxbaum's third edition, page 276,…"
Jun 15

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About Me:
Collecting since the mid '70s, I didn't get serious about it until 2001. Now I'm hooked!

Comment Wall (11 comments)

At 6:47am on June 7, 2010, Claude Belisle said…
Melvin,
Can you send me an email at belisle@mat.ulaval.ca ?
Thank you.
Claude
At 8:00pm on October 13, 2010, Keith Sargent said…
I grew up with NG's and my parents bought me a lifetime subscription when I was 15. I've finally decided to stop at 1909 (I hope), because several years back, I purchased a bound volume for that year. I had stopped at 1913 (the year my dad was born), but that three year gap bothered me; then, three months ago, I found someone selling his early 1910's and picked up 1910-1913 (about $20 each). I purchased the 1913's to get the one issue I was missing - April (Machu Picchu). I feel really satisfied now. I'm only missing May 1923, "At the Tomb of Tutankhamen" How far back does your collection go?
At 8:48am on April 17, 2012, Dale said…

Hi Mel,

Sorry to say, but I only have spares of V3 #1 (May'91) and #5 (Feb '92), both VG+ copies.

Dale

At 9:29pm on May 7, 2012, Freddie L. Smith said…
I will be happy to send a list to you. Possibly by
the weekend.
At 10:40pm on May 7, 2012, Freddie L. Smith said…
Individual copies: (o) original (r) reprint
These are spares be willing to swap-trade
Etc..
1900
Jan-O
April-O
May-O
1899
Jan-O
Feb-O
Aug-O
Nov-R
1897
July-Aug-O
1896
Feb(2)-O
May-O-missing back cover
1894
Jan,31-R
May,23-R
1893
April,29-R
1888
Vol. 1 # 1
At 11:10am on September 10, 2012, Pier C. RONCHIETTO said…

I got a message from you regarding some very old issues . My E-mail is caio@mweb.co.za and my name is Pier Ronchietto. Can you giveme you Emails address?

Thanks 

Pier 

At 2:49pm on November 9, 2012, Lia Calder said…

Dear Melvin,

We're looking foward to sell the whole collection, not just a single volume... Let me know if you are still interested.

Best relagrd, Lia

At 12:24am on December 4, 2012, Sivaramakrishnan Balakrishnan said…

Hi Melvin - I am new to collecting the National Geographic magazines and so at this point I am looking to buy the more extensive collections - but quite clearly the more recent vintages (like 1950s onwards - unless there's a way to get the earlier years at a reasonable price) - since the very very early vintages (late 1800s-early 1900s) are quite out of my reach (and intent).

At 12:12pm on October 30, 2013, Dawn S said…

Hello Melvin, thank you for friend requesting me.  Mine or the bound set for 1964 I believe.

At 8:20pm on November 1, 2013, Sandra J. Phipps said…

We have a few from 1917   however,    January 1965 through 1988 the collection is non stop, and complete. He got them every month . He died 1987 and mom never renewed. '.

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