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April 1898 The Klondike Number
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I currently have three April 1898 copies of the National Geographic Magazine on eBay for sale. I point this out because I rarely have any of what I call the rare 12 between 1896 and 1903. The issues…Continue

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Mike Oliphant replied to stephen zamarin's discussion April 1973 National Geographic Special The Haunted West
"I just looked at nine issues and they all have the bushmen special."
Apr 1
Mike Oliphant replied to Mike Oliphant's discussion April 1898 The Klondike Number
"Thanks Mel,    They will sell easily. I have eight watchers on the original now. I have been able to buy two originals and three reprints in 26 years. One original and two reprints with the map. I keep looking at that date December…"
Apr 1
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
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April 1898 The Klondike Number

I currently have three April 1898 copies of the National Geographic Magazine on eBay for sale. I point this out because I rarely have any of what I call the rare 12 between 1896 and 1903. The issues that truly make a complete set of loose issues a quest. This particular issue is popular because is was a guide to an American Gold Rush published during the gold rush. Now a note on what makes something rare. Most collectors would say it would be based on the actual population of an item. I want to…See More
Mar 31
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
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
Mike Oliphant and Antonio Leite de Castro are now friends
Mar 25
Mike Oliphant replied to franz's discussion national geographics for sale
"Where are you located?"
Mar 25
Mike Oliphant replied to Jeffry Persons's discussion 1964 Reprint numbers
"WOW, Thank You SO Much. It dose also confirm what I have said so many times about 1898 to 1905 being much tougher to find than given credit. Keep the knowledge growing. Mike O "
Mar 21
Mike Oliphant replied to Robert Zelenak's discussion Wanted: 3 issues from 1908
"I have January and February currently for sale on eBay.  olpsychom "
Mar 21
Mike Oliphant replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion A Guide to Selling National Geographic Magazines (Revised 13 February 2015)
"Nice Job, Mel,        The market really is firming up a little. I can't think of a better time to buy or build a collection. The prices of bound reprints for example when the real value is $3500. Again Nice Job!!!…"
Feb 22
Mike Oliphant replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion February 1915 Anomaly
"Hi Tom,   Thanks for the share. Most collectors do not know of these variations. Also Thank You!!! so much for mentioning me when you announced that you had reached your collecting goal. I can't buy that kind of advertising. Have a…"
Jan 29
Mike Oliphant replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion My boy, Mace...
"Thank You for sharing that Mel. They become or best behaved children, and our best friends. "
Jan 29
Mike Oliphant replied to Bob R Blackman's discussion Very early issues of NG. 1800s
"Hi,   I am very interested in these, if they are still available. Have a great day!!! mike O"
Jan 29
Mike Oliphant replied to Laura Hudson's discussion Selling my fathers collection
"Hi Laura,    Where are you located? and have they sold? So Sorry for your loss!!! Have a great day!!! Mike O"
Oct 29, 2014

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Hometown:
Coggon
About Me:
Hi,
I am a collector/Dealer for 24 years. I sell from home and on Ebay as olpsychom and am retired early to buy and sell full time.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
Archeology, Trees, Headhunters, Machu Picchu, Etc.
Favorite travel destination:
woodstock new york

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At 8:48pm on April 25, 2012, George Thomas Wilson said…

Hi Mike,

I've purchased from you on line several times in the past, the last batch about 2 months ago.  I was wondering if you or someone you know are selling any 1964 reprints.  I'm looking for individual issues not bound volumes.  I need 81 between the years 1891 & 1907.  If you know of anyone, I can provide a list of issues I need.  Thanks.  Tom Wilson

At 3:25pm on October 11, 2013, Sharron Little said…
Hi I have issues from my grandfather who was a writer for National Geographic. They go back to 1921 to 1970 when he passed away. I can no longer keep them. If you are interested please contact me at 604-738-5809
At 6:24pm on October 11, 2013, Mike Oliphant said…

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