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At 11:28am on January 10, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…



Here are the two versions of Volume 1 No.3 as mentioned by Buxbaum on page 77 of his 1971 Collectibles book.

The differences are as follows:

The rule on the cover measures 4 5/16" x 7 1/4" on version 1(3) and 4 5/1" x 7 1/4" on version 2 (3a).

Magazine measures 2" on version 1 and 1 3/4" on version 2

The distance between Washington DC and the next rule is 1/4" on version 1 and 3/8" on version2.

There is also a difference of one of the inside page numbers, but due to the fragile nature of these magazine I won't open the magazine to check.


At 12:26pm on April 6, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…


Here are three covers for the December 2010 issue.  One is without the bar code and the flap and King David on the left hand side.  The other two have King David on the right hand side.  One with a bar code and flap and the other with no bar code, but has a flap.  The one with the flap and no bar code was mailed to a member (I have the polybag and address label inside the bag.  The other one with the flap and the bar code is a newsstand issue.

Jeff december%202010045.jpgdecember%202010%20barcode.jpgdecember%202010-1046.jpg

At 7:07pm on April 6, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…


Did you know that there is a picture swap on page 2 of the January 1953 NGM.

Version 1 shows the Top Brass of the Joint Chiefs of Staff around a table

Version 2 shows General of the Army Omar Bradley with his family

I will try and get you the pictures next week

Which one do you have?


At 11:50am on April 9, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…


Here is another picture swap in the November 1938 issue page 614.

Version 1:  Shows a cat outside the door at 10 Downing, London

Version 2:  Shows a kitten "M-MM-M! but that tasted good"cat1.jpgcat2.jpg


At 2:05pm on April 9, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…

Tom,  This is an oddity involving page 858 of the December 1976 issue.  During the press run of this issue Rowe Findley, the issue editor for the story on Australian wild flowers became aware that the word "fuzzy" should not be broken at the end of a line.  He had the printers stop the run and reset the last four lines in the middle of the paragraph.  By changing the word "colors" to "hues" the lines could be reset and the word "fuzzy" remains unbroken.

Version 1 is with fuzzy hyphenated

Version 2  is with the correction


At 8:05pm on April 12, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…

Tom,  Here are the NGS props that were used for the 1995 movie Waterworld.  The non-NGS covers (front, spine and back) were pasted onto old NGS magazines that had the covers removedwaterworld1.jpgwaterworld2.jpgwaterworld3.jpgwaterworld4.jpgwaterworld5.jpg


At 3:32pm on April 19, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…


I just received this in the mail from a friend.  It is an unopened March 2018 issue of the NGM entitled Cosmos.  The other ones that I have are entitled Astronauts with a picture of a women astronaut.


At 4:55pm on April 19, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…

I am not sure.  The individual I received it from lives in the US.  He cut the mailing address out from the label.  Inside the magazine it just mentions US and Canada in the subscriptions area with no mention of the UK.  That was my thought initially, but I don't know how else to tell.


At 7:02pm on April 20, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…

Hi Tom,

I don't know if this interests you, but it is a book authored by Roger Nathan copyright 2000.  He had an avid interest in state boundary monuments and he started in 1982 and ended in 1985.  He stated he became "hooked" much like collecting geographics. He first worked on the Delaware-Maryland monuments and then went to the Mason-Dixon line. Many of my visits with him involved him driving me around and showing me these monuments and giving me the history behind them.  It is a very interesting read.  I am not sure how available the book is...he gave me a signed copy in 2003.



At 6:53pm on April 24, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…


You might look at the newsstand for the latest Time, Inc. issue "Mars, Secrets of the Red Planet".  A very nice magazine on Mars.


At 12:16pm on July 30, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…

Hi Tom,

It took me awhile to digest your Map Indexes article.  Very nice and it brought more clarity to this area of collecting. I would  like to add two other outline globes, one for April 1949 (British Isles) and the other March 1950 for Africa.  I do not have the ones for 12/50 Western Europe and 3/53 for Mexico and Central America in my collection

I have 4 other outline globes all copyrighted in 1962  Three of these are reprints British Isles, Pacific Ocean and Classical Lands.  The fourth is a revision, Canada, Alaska and Greenland.

Also, do you have an index for Feb 1921? Europe, showing countries...  I have one, but it is with a white cover, not the conventional cover.  I have looked at it under high magnification and the cover (if there was one)does not look to be detached.  Also, have you seen a may 1933 index of the United States.  I do not have that one as well.



At 3:27pm on August 24, 2018, Jeffry Persons said…

Tom,  I ran across another related magazine:

Cruise Travel, January/February 2018 with a cover picture showing Ship of the Month National Geographic Quest.  There is a six page article on the ship starting with page 26 through 31.


At 10:11pm on June 1, 2019, Mohamed Kubesh said…
Thanks again Tom. I'll try it again when I get home.
At 10:23pm on June 1, 2019, Mohamed Kubesh said…
Thank you Tom. I think I got it.
At 12:56am on November 1, 2019, Dyan said…

Hi George, yes this issue. How’s the quality? Can I purchase this from you? Thank you!

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At 10:34am on July 9, 2020, Lenae said…

Thank you, George. I got the same impression. I appreciate you reaching out. 

At 7:31pm on October 15, 2020, G. Green said…

Thank you for the image  - I have all of the 59s - I like how this one hints at what the future covers will become !

At 12:37pm on October 24, 2020, Michelle Causseaux said…


You left a comment on my page.  I think that was great that you posted the covers of my fav issues....the Moon issues.  I would like to find the older 1880s to the 1960s, as my collections starts in 1967. I know that alot of folks are selling their collections.

At 8:47pm on August 11, 2021, Marcus Ludwig said…

Yes, truly a great issue.  I have that in my collection.

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