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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 22 hours ago.

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.

John Shaddock - I am sorry you feel compelled to sell that which was given to you in good will.
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"focus__nj" is your eBay moniker.This is what you have put up for sale:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Feb 15.

My boy, Mace...
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Please indulge me for a moment as I make a non-NGS post. Several of my acquaintances on this forum know of my aged companion, Mace (my picture to the left). Tom actually met him prior to our move…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Jan 29.

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Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
"Everyone - thanks for the fact checking. Interesting variations and speculations; I think you hit it on the head Mike with the coastal advertisings. Mel"
22 hours ago
Philip Riviere replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
"I checked the May 2006 Nat Geo DVD and it has two thirds of the Australian map on the front side. The entire rear of the map is not there......"
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Mike Oliphant replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
"Thanks Tom, I still have not seen one so I did not know it was part of an add. I can certainly see an add for Australia being targeted at coastal states, which it the pattern shown by available data.  "
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
"Interesting...  Since it was clearly marked as an advertisement, was not page numbered, and of a heavier stock; I guess it didn't make it into all the issues."
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Mike Oliphant replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
"I have two issues in Iowa and Two in Colorado that do not appear to have ever had the supplement. I have one in California that Dose have the Supplement. "
yesterday
Mike Oliphant replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
"Hey Mel,    I thought there would be more discussion. I do not have another May 2006 in the house. I have four modern runs and thought I would come across one. They would have come from local collections. I have to admit my list of…"
Wednesday
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Lucy Smith's discussion 50 years of Nat Geo
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Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
"Sooooo many variations???? Thanks Phil!"
Mar 19
Philip Riviere replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
"Mel, I have 2 copies of May 2006. One is the members (subscription ) copy with the polar bear cover. The other is a news stand copy with the Judas Gospel on the cover. Both have the Australian map. Phil "
Mar 18
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
"Thanks for the reply Tom. I thought yours would have it and yes, hope to hear from others around the country. Regards, Mel"
Mar 18
George Thomas Wilson replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"
"Mel, My issue is from a Maryland subscription address as well.  As with your original, damaged copy, it has the maps (same map on each side).  I notice that they are copyrighted by the NGS but also clearly labeled as a "Special…"
Mar 18
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May 2006 perforated foldout "Physical Map of Australia"

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 purchase, so was miffed to find the item missing. However, there was no telltale stub to indicate the item ever existed in the copy I purchased.Could this be a regional thing (I lived in Maryland at the time) for subscription circulation?The foldout immediately succeeds the last page of “voices.”MelSee More
Mar 18
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Michelle 's discussion Machu Picchu April 1913
"John Martello, listed in the dealer's directory, also has one: http://www.shigitatsu.com/GEOGRAPHIC/1910-1919/1913a.htm"
Mar 14
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Jeffry Persons's discussion 1964 Reprint numbers
"Jeff, May I use my response above and credit you and your letter on NGS letterhead in a revision of my reprint guide? Mel"
Mar 9
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Jeffry Persons's discussion 1964 Reprint numbers
"Jeff, An absolutely amazing find – thanks for sharing this with us. In Buxbaum’s last edition on page 82 he makes the only reference to quantities published. Of course, he is simply referring to NGS advertising which claims 1,000 loose…"
Mar 9
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Lucy Smith's discussion 50 years of Nat Geo
"I have used my Guide to Selling, et. al, (see newest revision posted below) to estimate value of donations for Schedule A, and for insurance purposes. The insurance company complemented me on the details of my data collection (and annual…"
Mar 7

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

Comment Wall (10 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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