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At 5:51pm on August 14, 2012, Michael C. Therrell said…

Hey George.  I struggle with technology, so I hope this message reaches you.  The 1888-1907 reprint set I have is hard bound.  My phone number is 425-750-0522 if you have any more questions.  Thanks for responding.  Mike

At 10:50am on August 17, 2013, P. Van Voast said…
Those reprints are still available. I am a total novice on what to ask for them. Guess I'll have to do some research. Perhaps you might tell me what a "fair" price might be?
At 7:59pm on October 23, 2013, David Levey said…

George- check out to see what is happening at headquarters. In any event, Catonsville isn't that far- I'm out that way every once in a while on my way to downtown Baltimore. Come over for a visit- send an e-mail to and we'll figure out a time.

At 4:04pm on September 25, 2014, Scott T. Shier said…

LOVE the background image you've updated with !! It's a beautiful sight, and I wish I had a 'mattress' of Geos to lay upon, lol.

At 10:46pm on September 29, 2014, Linda Boyd said…

Thanks Tom.  I will take a closer look at eBay and see what I can find in my price range to supplement my missing issues.

At 3:37am on October 10, 2014, shreya pamulapati said…

Thank you Mr.Wilson. Though I have been collecting NG magazines for a few years now, I am new to the maps collection. So far my love for NG Mags and maps in general have been exclusive. I will definitely check out this group.

At 12:51pm on January 29, 2015, Jeffry Persons said…

Hi Tom,

My name is Jeff Persons and I was reading your post regarding the 1988 maps of the world with and without the Supplement line.  I was wondering if the one without the line was folded or flat.  The ones that I have that are flat (purchased from the Society) do not have the line.  I am not sure how to contact you as I am just learning how to navigate the site.  I have been collecting for over 50 years and have a very large collection of everything related to NG.



At 9:18am on February 3, 2015, James McNutt said…

Thank you, found the magazine, Dec 1925 "Cattle", I was way wrong on the year. James McNutt DVM

At 2:07pm on March 31, 2015, Keith Sargent said…

Are you on-line now? Really?

At 11:25am on January 6, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…

Tom,  Yes he does have it listed as a "detachable map"- pages 93-98.  He also states that a pocket version of this map was available at Explorers Hall.

He also mentions the July 1989 double map error of France and Historical France where the first copies did not include Ireland in the Irish Sea.  These copies were sent to the Canadian addresses and the Pacific addresses before the mistake was discovered.

Also another aside is the February 1991 supplement Middle East/Studies in Turmoil.  There were 50,000 copies donated to the Armed Forces of the US with a note indicating this on the lower left-hand corner of the map.

And lastly the Map 1994 Alaska Political/Pictorial was also printed in March 1994 for the book Alaska's Wildlife Treasures

I hope this helps; have a great day!


At 7:18pm on April 28, 2016, Scott T. Shier said…

Tom, wondering if I should return some soda pop cans for deposit proceeds $$ to buy this or not. You are the reason I looked it up to find out who Michigan J. Frog was...being from Mich. I should of known, eh? 

At 11:07pm on August 21, 2016, Philip Riviere said…


Check my page for photo posts. Waiting for my Sept. Issue.  Hope they fix this site...


At 7:30pm on September 8, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…

Tom,  I have a number of different cover magazines.  Would you lie me to forward them to you to add to your list?  3 to 4 are unique, but most contain the error like yours.  Also, I have a number of magazines that have stickers placed on the magazine cover, ie. 2 Billionth magazine printed by NGS, one about the dinosaur Sue from the Field museum in Chicago, one from Williamsburg with a sleeve that the magazine fits into etc.  Please let me know.


At 12:43pm on September 15, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…


At the top of the cover one shows The Map of the Western Hemisphere and another shows the ad for US savings bonds.

At 12:45pm on September 15, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…


This is the acorn issue where the number of acorns were increased to three mid-run.

At 12:49pm on September 15, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…


This is the March 1984 laser cover issue.  The other issue is a back-up issue incase the other picture was not ready in time. Obviously, the back-up photo was never released.

At 12:53pm on September 15, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…


This is the 15th anniversary issue for the RRD North Plant November 15, 1974.  It is unknown how many were printed

At 12:57pm on September 15, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…


This is the January 2006 issue where the newsstand issue has a completely different cover than the subscription issue.

At 1:12pm on September 15, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…


This is the November 2003 issue with a different cover on the newsstand magazine.

At 1:14pm on September 15, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…


This is the November 2003 issue with two different newsstand covers,

November 2003 issue with two duferent newsstand covers

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