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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 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.

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 George Thomas Wilson's discussion 100 Years Ago: May 1915
"Russ, Check out November 1910. The November issue was a favorite for colorization, i.e. 1911, 1912, etc. Mel"
Apr 19
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Lands of the Bible Today: 1956, 1962-3, and 1967 in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Very nice indeed, thanks Tom!"
Apr 8
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Third Party Indices in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Neither the binding title nor title page state an inclusive range. Some searching though shows a 1916 reference (forgot which month, but if I remember correctly - December). On the other end, the October 1939 map of Central Europe is not…"
Apr 7
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Third Party Indices in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"The most unique privately produced index I have was copyrighted 1939 and is titled: "The Skadsheim Topical Index to The National Geographic Magazine" with a subtitle: "With Alphabetical and Analytical Sections" The analytical…"
Apr 6
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to stephen zamarin's discussion April 1973 National Geographic Special The Haunted West
"My only copy has the Bushmen - sorry; and I no longer have available the large collection of extras I once had. I also didn't have time to watch T.V. back in those days - something to do with massive amounts of study, not enough time to do so,…"
Mar 31
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Mike Oliphant's discussion April 1898 The Klondike Number
"My "high-three" data sheet shows only two (2) individual original issues have sold "with" the map since December 2008, the date I started collecting data. They each sold for the same price of $1,125.00. One…"
Mar 31
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Celesta Vaughan's discussion For sale
Mar 29
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"
Mar 26
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......"
Mar 26
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.  "
Mar 26
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."
Mar 26
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. "
Mar 25
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…"
Mar 25
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Lucy Smith's discussion 50 years of Nat Geo
Mar 25
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

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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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