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  • Catonsville, MD
  • United States
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100 Years Ago: February 1919

100 Years Ago: February 1919This is the forty-ninth installment of my series of reviews of one-hundred-year-old National Geographic Magazines.…Continue

Started Jan 22

100 Years Ago: January 1919
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100 Years Ago: January 1919This is the forty-eighth installment in my series of short reviews of National Geographic Magazines as they reach the centennials of their publication.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Dec 23, 2018.

100 Years Ago: December 1918

100 Years Ago: December 1918This is the forty-seventh installment in my ongoing set of reviews of National Geographic Magazines as they reach their century mark.…Continue

Started Nov 26, 2018

100 Years Ago: November 1918

100 Years Ago: November 1918This is the forty-sixth installment of my series of brief reviews of National Geographic Magazines from one hundred years ago.…Continue

Started Oct 22, 2018

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"Hi Pece, Back in the day, you could tell if there was a supplement by the red lettering on the spine.  Not anymore.  Now, all of the main articles get red lettering even without a supplement.  The Society might have a problem with…"
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"They may or may not be different contrast.  I didn't take either of the photos.  I just put them together.  I'm still waiting on my issue.  That's why I haven't published my March 1919 review yet."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Variations to the Covers of the National Geographic in the group Ephemera & Collectibles ~ odds n' ends
"Note: I Just added a citation for the subscription vs. newsstand covers from the March 2019 National Geographic."
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George Thomas Wilson replied to Thierry Lombry's discussion List of NG magazines dealing with astronomy and astronautics since 1890
"Hi Thierry, I don't know if you are interested in this one.  The May 1919 National Geographic has an article entitled "Helium, the New Balloon Gas".  In it the author discusses how Helium was discovered on the sun…"
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"The UK version is often different from the US version, either highlighting a different article in the issue or, in this case, a different photo for the same story.  I remember a few years ago, the UK had year's worth of special issues with…"
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"Our UK subscriber edition is the same.as the US newsstand except without the barcode and non glossy paper...does this happen often? I know last year we had several different covers and each issue had a guest editor "
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The National Geographic as a Cultural Fixture (Part 3) in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Note I just added a citation in V. Television for the April 16, 2015 episode of the CBS sitcom "Mom".  An array of March 2015 National Geographic magazines are on a magazine rack in the background of a scene in a convenience…"
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The February 11, 2019 New York Times Crossword Puzzle from The Baltimore Sun,The clue for 19 Across reads: Cable channel with many science shows, familiarly.The answer: NATGEO
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion The National Geographic as a Cultural Fixture (Part 3) in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Note: I just added a citation in II(b). Puzzles for the February 11, 2019 New York Times crossword appearing in The Baltimore Sun.  The answer for 19 Across is NATGEO."
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Cover Variants for the January 1985 National Geographic.Image Courtesy of Juan Carlos Herrera del Castillo.
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Variations to the Covers of the National Geographic in the group Ephemera & Collectibles ~ odds n' ends
"Thank you, Juan !!! I just added them to the list."
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Hometown:
Catonsville, Maryland
Why do you wish to join this community?
To better enjoy my collection.
About Me:
Retired Programmer. Looking to complete my NatGeo collection.

I have a completed, individual issue collection with 100 of the 179 from the first 20 years being 1964 reprints including all 36 "red bricks".

In addition I have a complete map & supplement collection, again with 1964 reprints to fill in the earliest ones.

I also have a complete volume/annual index collection either in-issue or loose pamphlet as well as cumulative indexes.

Also, I have 75 Map Indexes (still need 22 of those); a bound copy of "The Physiography of the United State" (1896) including all 10 monographs; 15 National Geographic parodies; 87 or so other publications with articles about National Geographic; 41 Article Reprints; and various other items.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
Issue: September 1912 (the headless headhunter photo)
Map: January 1902 (Progress map of the Philippines)
Map Index: 1961 (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
Index: January 1901 (Volume XI Jan-Dec 1900)
Article Reprint: March 1964 (The Last Full Measure)
Parody: January 29, 1966 (National Press Club)
Favorite travel destination:
Definitely Hawaii. Runners up: West Virginia, Florida, and Idaho.

 

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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 http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/special-events/ 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 jdl@copper.net 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.

Regards,

Jeff

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!

Jeff

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