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  • Catonsville, MD
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100 Years Ago: September 1922

100 Years Ago: September 1922 This is the ninety-second entry in my series of illustrated abridgements of one-hundred-year-old National Geographic Magazines …Continue

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100 Years Ago: August 1922

100 Years Ago: August 1922 This is the ninety-first entry in a series of illustrated reviews of National Geographic Magazines as they reach one hundred years of age. …Continue

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100 Years Ago: July 1922

 100 Years Ago: July 1922 This is the 90th entry in my series of reviews of National Geographic Magazines upon reaching the centennial of their publication. …Continue

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100 Years Ago: June 1922
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100 Years Ago: June 1922 This is the eighty-nineth installment in a series of reviews of National Geographic Magazines as they reach the centennial of their publication. …Continue

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George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion "Grief is the price we pay for great Love" ~ their Queen Elizabeth & our National Geographic Society
"Well done, Scott!!!"
Sep 19
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"Meow, Beeotch"
Sep 17
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NGM 2022-10 B

"interesting yet creepy cover "
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Newsstand Version of the October 2022 National Geographic Magazine
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A Man of the World

"No time now, but it looks interesting.  With your advanced copy, maybe you could write a review.   ; - )"
Sep 16
George Thomas Wilson replied to Pece Kocovski's discussion 2017 issues differences between online archive and Australian edition
"Pece, Thanks for posting these discussions of the differences between issues.  They are interesting and appreciated. Tom Wilson"
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A Man of the World

"Are ya already reading it Tom?  : - )  I have an advanced reader's copy (publisher's proof) of this. Still need to order my 'real' copy!"
Sep 16
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A Man of the World

"Received my copy today."
Sep 15
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Sep 12
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136 ~ Secret Life of Cats, The

"Cats are proof that the world is round... If it was flat, they would have knocked everything off by now."
Sep 12
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Sep 12
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion A Visual Listing of NGM Parody Covers in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Note: I just added an entry for a cover that appears in the Spanish animated movie, Tadeo Jones 2.  Thanks to Juan Carlos Herrera del Castillo for finding this gem."
Sep 11
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)
"Thanks Juan. Unfortunately, I need to rebuild my "Culture Fixture" discussions.  It is in three parts now, but two are full.  I have several updates to add, but can't until I spread things out into four, or probably five…"
Sep 11
Juan Carlos Herrera del Castillo 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)
"In the 2017 Spanish animation film Tadeo Jones 2 one of the main characters can be seen on the cover of a "National Petrographic". I really don't know if it fits better in the parody list or in this one..."
Sep 11
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Article Reprint 1965-11

"This is my absolute favorite version of the article reprints -- the map, sextant, globe, telescope, etc., all w/ the oak & laurel leaf bordering. Love it!"
Sep 2

Profile Information

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 84 Map Indexes (still need 14 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; 63 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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