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Question about Geographic Dealers
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Aug 1.

April 1973 National Geographic Special The Haunted West
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stephen zamarin replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion Guess what I just discovered...
"Scott, What is your theory on this map supplement? Stephen"
Aug 11
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to stephen zamarin's discussion Question about Geographic Dealers
"I believe the archival sale was the early to mid '90's. I was having a tremendous amount of medical problems from '93 through '98 - lots of major surgeries. We lived in Maryland and most of my surgeries were at Walter Reed then…"
Aug 1
Charles Gannon replied to stephen zamarin's discussion Question about Geographic Dealers
"Just Google Dr. Lew M. Begley, Mesquite, TX. I don't see an email address, but there is a street address and and a different phone number.  If memory serves, the archive sale was in the late 80's or early 90's. The sale included…"
Aug 1
stephen zamarin replied to stephen zamarin's discussion Question about Geographic Dealers
"Hi, Does Lew Begley have a home address or an E-Mail address? What year did National Geographic have an archive sale and what things were sold? Stephen"
Aug 1
Charles Gannon replied to stephen zamarin's discussion Question about Geographic Dealers
"Dr. Lew M. Begley is still listed online. He is now 86 and still living in Mesquite, Texas. The number listed online is: 972.288.5474. I agree with Melvin. Begley was always just a collector with enough money to purchase whatever he desired. He was…"
Aug 1
stephen zamarin replied to stephen zamarin's discussion Question about Geographic Dealers
"Melvin, Lew Begley did have a business called Geographic Enterprises. I remember reading somewhere that he supposedly had as many as 500,000 copies of the magazine in storage. There was another dealer mentioned on this board named Bob Finch who like…"
Aug 1
George Thomas Wilson replied to stephen zamarin's discussion Question about Geographic Dealers
"As long-winded as I'm getting with writing my articles, "Tome" is probably a good moniker for me. As to the two gentlemen in question, this post was the first I've ever heard of Lew Begley.  I only have one of Don…"
Aug 1
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to stephen zamarin's discussion Question about Geographic Dealers
"You will note that neither of these individuals are listed in the dealer directory (linked at the top left corner of the main page) - though Don Smith used to be listed. The first and last time I heard of Lew Begley was as a wealthy…"
Aug 1
stephen zamarin posted a discussion

Question about Geographic Dealers

Hi,Does anyone know if Lew Begley from Texas is still in the business of selling National Geographics? If so, does anyone have his contact information? Also, I thought I read on this board somewhere that dealer Don Smith had passed away. I would like to know if this true or not.StephenSee More
Jul 31
stephen zamarin replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion Guess what I just discovered...
"Hi, I was referring to the map supplements that were issued in the magazines were also sold separately as folded or rolled supplements. They were sold on paper, linen cloth, or Tyvek plastic depending on the type or age of the map. I believe the…"
Jul 18
stephen zamarin replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion Guess what I just discovered...
"Hi, Maybe the map without the information on the top right margin was a later printing meant to be sold as a sales version. Sales versions of National Geographic map supplements tended to omit that information. Stephen"
Jul 17
stephen zamarin replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion New "Collectable" in the group Ephemera & Collectibles ~ odds n' ends
"Hi, My copy of the May 2020 issue has the mistake. Stephen"
May 27
stephen zamarin replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion 100 Years Ago: June 1919
"Hi, Your heading at the very top says June 1919 instead of June 1920. Stephen"
May 26
stephen zamarin replied to Douglas Groenendijk's discussion Interesting Letter Found in January 1943 WW2
"Hi, I found the information in a book by Howard S. Abramson called National Geographic Behind America's Lens on the World.  There was no information on the name of the boat or how it sunk. 35,000 copies of the November 1942 issue were sent…"
May 22
stephen zamarin replied to Douglas Groenendijk's discussion Interesting Letter Found in January 1943 WW2
"The November 1942 issues meant for Great Britain were on a ship that sunk with all its cargo. Those issues were reprinted and sent off to Great Britain."
May 18
stephen zamarin and Scott T. Shier are now friends
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