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The first 2 series of collector cards ran from 1978 to 1986. There were a total of 16 issues offering collector cards. Each issue came with 1 of 3 sheets of 9 cards for a total of 432 collector cards. Now most people tore out the sheets and seperated the cards. This is great except no one knows which issue they need to be looking for to find the missing cards to their collection. So I have built an inventory list of which issue had cards, what are the 3 sheets from each issue and what cards comprise a sheet. Of the 48 possible sheets I have 44 of them complete and in the magazine. I am looking for the 4 missing sheets. If anyone has any with the collector cards included I would buy or trade, if possible, to complete this collection. The issues wanted with 1 of the cards on the sheet are: 1979-Jan cat #12, 1979-Jun Gemstone #13, 1980-Feb Rodent #1, 1983-Nov North America #4.

Thanks, Bill Cole

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Hi Bill,

Yeah you know, even though I had my own subscription to WORLD during 1989-1993, I never really knew much about these series of cards. I wish I had kept those : (

I hung on to them until 1999 or 2000, and then when I went away to college, did a major purge of all my posessions.

talk to you soon,

Scott S.

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could you post a pic or two of these cards on here so I can see [or email some to me]?
Karen, my suggestion on the separate string to you concerning webpage features included imaging along with topical discussions, without first having even come across Scott's reply with the identical request. Nor had he and I had this particular discussion elsewhere. Either two great minds just happened upon the same idea, or it would really add a lot to the facility of the site.

Scott, Bill did you exchange images, and if so, please copy me. In fact bill, it might be really worthwhile for us to have a scanned archive of fronts and backs of all 48 sheets (assuming you're correct and Ursula Vosselar misled me all these many years ago) so anyone can access and immediately know what to look for when the issue lacks the cards or to match a card sheet with an issue from which it has become separated. I won't make unfulfillable promises beyond my immediate ability to attempt, but I'd scan the sheets you're missing when I pull the issues.
Paul, with only missing 4 shets of collector cards I am very sure that I can predict which issue the 3 shhets of cards originated. I'm not saying that there weren't some exceptions but I haven't come accross any exceptions in my search at this time. I would just like to complete my sets and then stop searching.

I'm not exactly sure how to sow the sheets and where would be the best place place to do so especially with 4 sheets missing. I don't have a problem sharing the information it's just the technical adventure of pulling this off.

Bill Cole
It is overwelming to show both sides of 48 sheets so I have included a copy of my inventory sheet. Again if anyone has any of the 4 missing sheets available for trade or sale let me know.

NG World Collector Cards

1976-Jun
Non-perforated
Earth
Saturn
Pluto
Venus
Jupiter
Neptune
Mercury
Mars
Uranus

1978-Dec
Cat
2-Snow Leopard
5-Geoffroy’s Cat
9-Puma
Dog
1-Poodle (standard)
4-Golden Retriever
7-Beagle
Horse
2-Akhal Teke
6-American Saddle Horse
7-Shetland Pony
OR
Cat
3-Ocelot
6-Leopard Cat
7-Tiger
Dog
2-Basset Hound
5-German Shepherd
8-Chihuahua
Horse
1-Thoroughbred
4-American Quarter Horse
5-Mustang
OR
Cat
1-Jaguar
4-Clouded Leopard
8-Caracal
Dog
3-Pointer
6-Siberian Husky
9-Boston Terrier
Horse
3-Percheron
8-Clydesdale
9-Orlov Trotter


1979-Jan
Cat
10-Margay
13-Lynx
17-Bobcat
Dog
12-Doberman Pinscher
15-Wirehair Fox Terrier
18-Old English Sheepdog
Horse
11-Lipizzaner
14-Shire
17-Haflinger
OR
Cat
11-Cheetah
14-Marbled Cat
15-European Wildcat
Dog
11-Irish Setter
14-Dachshund (Smooth)
16-Maltese
Horse
12-Arabian
15-Appaloosa
18-Morgan
OR
Cat
12-
16-
18-
Dog
10-
13-
17-
Horse
10-
13-
16-

1979-Mar
Gemstone
1-Diamond
2-Cat’s-Eye Chrysoberyl
3-Aquamarine
Bird
1-Osprey
2-Barred Owl
3-Ferruginous Hawk
Dog
19-Dalmatian
20-Rottweiler
21-Lhasa Apso
OR
Gemstone
7-Turquoise
8-Zircon
9-Citrine
Bird
7-Merlin
8-King Vulture
9-Screech Owl
Dog
25-Bedlington Terrier
26-Chow Chow
27-English Springer-Spaniel
OR
Gemstone
4-Opal
5-Fluorite
6-Malachite
Bird
4-American Kestrel
5-Snowy Owl
6-Caracara
Dog
22-Rhodesian Ridgeback
23-Great Pyrenees
24-Pekingese

1979-Jun
Gemstone
10-Hiddenite
11-Rhodonite
12-Emerald
Bird
10-Peregrine Falcon
11-Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture
12-Burrowing Owl
Dog
28-Saint Bernard
29-Irish Wolfhound
30-Pomeranian
OR
Gemstone
16-Brazilianite
17-Jade
18-Spessartine
Bird
16-Turkey Vulture
17-Secretary Bird
18-Long-Eared Owl
Dog
34-Papillon
35-Italian Greyhound
36-Bernese Mountain Dog
OR
Gemstone
13-
14-
15-
Bird
13-
14-
15-
Dog
31-
32-
33-

1979-Sep
House Cat
1-Birman
2-American Shorthaired (Tabby)
3-Manx
Bird
19-Marsh Hawk
20-Sharp-Shinned Hawk
21-Barn Owl
Butterfly
4-European Cabbage Butterfly
5-Bluebottle Kite Swallowtail
6-Glass Wing
OR
House Cat
7-Cameo (Shade Persoan
8-American Shorthaired (Calico-Tabby)
9-Burmese
Bird
25-Golden Eagle
26-White-Bellied Sea Eagle
27-Great Horned Owl
Butterfly
1-Malachite Butterfly
2-Southern Festoon
3-Ruddy dagger Wing
OR
House Cat
4-Abyssinian
5-Siamese
6-Korat
Butterfly
7-Dragontail
8-Myscelia Ethusa
9-Baltimore Checkerspot
Bird
22-Red-Headed Falcon
23-Lappet-Faced Vulture
24-Pygmy owl

1979-Nov
House Cat
16-Havana Brown
17-Egyptian Mau
18-Turkish Angora
Spacecraft
7-Lageos
8-Viking 1 Lander
9-Space Shuttle Orbiter
Butterfly
10-Cross-Line Skipper
11-Little Wood Satyr
12-Coolie
OR
House Cat
13-Rex
14-Maine Coon
15-Colorpoint Shorthair
Spacecraft
1-Lunar Rover
2-Tiros 8
3-Frienship 7
Butterfly
16-Orange Tip
17-Snout Butterfly
18-Gulf Fritillary
OR
House Cat
10-Japanese Bobtail
11-Russian Blue
12-Scottish Fold
Spacecraft
4-Skylab
5-Gemini 7
6-Helios 1
Butterfly
13-Small Copper
14-Adonis Blue
15-Black Swallowtail

1980-Feb
Rodent
4-Western Grey Squirrel
5-African Crrested Porcupine
6-Gerbil
Spacecraft
13-Javelin
14-Agenda D
15-Pioneer Venus Multiprobe
Seashell
1-Painted Topshell
2-Map Cowrie
3-Giant Clam
OR
Rodent
7-Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel
8-Muskrat
9-Bank Vole
Spacecraft
16-Advanced Vela
17-Apolla 11 Lunar Module
18-International Sun-Earth Explorer 3
Seashell
4-Gray Chiton
5-Rough Lima
6-Purple Sea Snail
OR
Rodent
1-
2-
3-
Spacecraft
10-
11-
12-
Seashell
7-
8-
9-

1980-Sep
Rodent
10-Agouti
11-Hispid Cotton Rat
12-Golden Hamster
Reptile
1-Coachwhip Snake
2-Iguana
3-Spiny softshell Tuttle
Seashell
13-European Prickly Cockle
14-True Tulip
15-Cymbiolacca Pulchra (Volute)
OR
Rodent
16-Norway Rat
17-Guinea Pig
18-Woodchuck
Reptile
7-Corn Snake
8-Granite Spiny Lizard
9-Starred Tortoise
Seashell
10-Lettered Olive
11-West Indian Fighting Conch
12-Perspective Sundial
OR
Rodent
13-North American Beaver
14-Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
15-Yellow-Bellied Marmot
Reptile
4-Water Moccasin
5-Collared Lizard
6-Box Turtle
Seashell
16-Cyphoma Gibbosum
17-Nothern Yellow Periwinkle
18-Harpa Major

1980-Dec
Car
1-Hispano-Suiza H6C,1924
2-Duesnberg SSJ Roadster, 1935
3-Lincoln Continental Cabriolet, 1942
Reptile
10-Paradise Tree Snake
11-Jackson’s Chameleon
12-Pond Slider
Seashell
19-Horned Helmet
20-Long-Spine Star Shell
21-Pacific Triton
OR
Car
4-Auburn V-12 Convert. Coupe, 1931
5-Packard V-12 Sport Coupe, 1934
6-Mercedes-Benz S Sport Phaeton, 1928
Reptile
13-Ribbon Snake
14-Gila Monster
15-Snapping Turtle
Seashell
22-Filamented Horse Conch
23-Areola Bonnet
24-Textile Cone
OR
Car
7-Bugatti 57C Atalanta Coupe, 1938
8-Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat, 1932
9-Rolls-Royce P-1 Regent Convertible Coupe, 1927
Reptile
16-Scarlet Kingsnake
17-Short-Horned Lizard
18-Painted Turtle
Seashell
25-Chambered Nautilus
26-Neritinas
27-Bubble Shell

1983-Nov
North America
2-American Robin
3-Tiger Salamander
6-Coyote
Polar Regions
5-Crabeater Seal
6-Arctic Hare
7-Arctic Hare
Australia/New Zealand
1-Rabbit-Eared Bandicoot
4-Platypus
8-Kookaburra
OR
North America
1-Resplendent Quetzal
8-North American Badger
9-Pronghorn
Polar Regions
2-Collared Lemming
3-Polar Bear
9-Willow Ptarmigan
Australia/New Zealand
5-Red Kangaroo
6-Spotted Cuscus
9-Frilled Lizard
OR
North America
4-
5-
7-
Polar Regions
1-
4-
8-
Australia/New Zealand
2-
3-
7-

1984-Jan
North America
10-Deer Mouse
11-Red Spider Monkey
17-Whooping Crane
South Asia
3-Malayan Sun Bear
4-Mayalan Flying Lemur
7-Siamese Fireback
Australia/New Zealand
13-Numbat
14-White’s Tree Frog
17-Thorny Devil
OR
North America
12-Ringtail
14-American Alligator
16-Pileted Woodpecker
South Asia
2-Malay Tapir
6-Blue-Winged Pitta
9-Big-Heated Turtle
Australia/New Zealand
11-Quokka
16-Superb Lyrebird
18-Shingleback Lizard
OR
North America
13-Little Brown Bat
15-Bumblebee
18-Rainbow Trout
South Asia
1-Orangutan
5-Asian Elephant
8-King Cobra
Australia/New Zealand
10-Red-Necked Wallaby
12-Short-Nosed Echidna
15-Emu

1984-May
Southern Asia
12-Moonrat
14-Bleeding-Heart Pigeon
18-Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Europe/North Asia
1-Chamois
4-European Polecat
7-White Stork
North America
20-Collared Peccary
25-Eastern Garter Snake
26-Pickerel Frog
OR
Southern Asia
10-Babirusa
16-Tokay Gecko
17-Asian Horned Frog
Europe/Northern Asia
3-Seven-Spotted Ladybird Beetle
6-Mandarin Duck
9-Fire Salamander
North America
19-Caribou
21-Short-Tailed Shrew
24-Brown Pelican
OR
Southern Asia
11-White-Handed Gibbon
13-Lesser Short-Nose Fruite Bat
15-Pheasant-Tailed Jacana
Europe/Northern Asia
2-Alpine Marmot
5-Siki Deer
8-Spur-Tailed Mediterranean Tortoise
North America
22-American Black Bear
23-Harbor Seal
27-Earthworm

1984-Sep
Europe/North Asia
11-Alpine Ibex
12-Field Vole
16-Eyed Lizard
North America
29-Kinkajou
32-CommonLoon
36-American Toad
Africa
2-Hippopotamus
6-Ostrich
9-Dung Beetle
OR
Europe/North Asia
10-European Wild Boar
14-Great Crested Grebe
17-Spined Loach
North America
28-Cuban Solenodon
30-Red Squirrel
34-Six-Lined Racerunner
Africa
1-Aardwolf
3-Mountain Gorilla
8-Nile Crocodile
OR
Europe/North Asia
13-European Wild Cat
15-Azure-Winged Magpie
18-Edible Snail
North America
31-Moose
33-Painted Bunting
35-Nothern Pike
Africa
4-Colobus Monkey
5-Cape Ground Squirrel
7-Growned Crane

1985-Jan
Europe/North Asia
21-Barbary Macaque
24-Lapwing
25-European Common Viper
South America
3-Capybara
7-Blue-Winged Mountain-Tanager
8-Giant Galapagos Tortoise
Africa
12-Cape Buffalo
16-Nile Monitor
17-African Freshwater Pipefish
OR
Europe/North Asia
22-Raccoon Dog
23-Hoopoe
26-Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad
South America
1-Giant Anteater
2-Common Grison
6-Booted Racket-Tail
Africa
10-Aardvark
11-Fossa
15-Greater Flamingo
OR
Europe/North Asia
19-European Hedgehog
20-Giant Panda
27-Common Stag Beetle
South America
4-Vicuna
5-Red Uakari
9-Amazonian Poison-Arrow Frog
Africa
13-Senegal Bush Baby
14-Plains Zebra
18-African Dragonfly

1985-Sep
South America
11-Mara
13-Three-Toed Sloth
17-Surinam Toad
Ocean
4-Lionfish
8-Dugong
9-Bottlenose Dolphin
Africa
21-Chimpanzee
23-Suricate
27-Springhare
OR
South America
10-WhiteLipped Pecary
15-Black-Necked Swan
16-Emerald Tree Boa
Ocean
1-Lesser Octopus
3-Portuguese Man-of-War
5-Great White Shark
Africa
20-Tree Pangolin
24-MaskeFishd Weaver
26-Red-Banded Frog
OR
South America
12-Pamas Cat
14-Toco Toucan
18-Black Pirahna
Ocean
2-Sea Bat
6-Loggerhead Sea Turtle
7-Beluga
Africa
19-Fennec
22-Giraffe
25-Schlegel’s Blind Snake

1986-Feb
South America
20-Spectacled Bear
23-Trantula
24-Wired-tailed Manakin
Africa
31-Chacma Baboon
34-African Egg-Eating Snake
36-Malachie Sunbird
Ocean
11-Humpback Whale
15-Lined Seahorse
16-Brain Coral
OR
South America
22-Banded Basilisk
26-Leaf-Cutting Ant
27-Orchid Bee
Africa
28-Ring-Tailed Lemur
29-Rock Hyrax
32-Impala
Ocean
10-Olive Sea Snake
13-West Indian Manatee
14-Chevron Butterfly
OR
South America
19-Night Monkey
21-Mountain Vizcacha
25-Blue-and-Yellow Macaw
Africa
30-Streaked Tenrec
33-Leopard Toad
35-Red-Billed Hornbill
Ocean
12-Orca
17-Rose Anemone
18-Horseshoe Crab

Hi Bill!

Sorry to bother you.  I came across this thread while doing a Google search.  I had almost given up hope that there was anyone else out there who was interested in these cards!!!!  I have also been an avid collector of Nat'l Geographic World Collector Cards since they first came out.  I have almost all of the cards from the first series; I am only missing three (Dog 1, 4, 7).  I need some from the Jan '84, Sep '85 and Feb '86 issues, however.  Do you have extra cards that you would be interested in selling?  If not, do you know anyone who does?  Your list is very thorough and really helps to narrow down the cards and issues I need...thanks so much for compiling that!  Do you need any cards?  I have extras as well.  Thanks in advance...talk to you soon!

Tony 

Tony, I had completed the entire set in full sheets excpt for one sheet.  I have sold the entire sheet-set a number of years ago.  I then sold all of the remainder of the magazines to someone else, sorry.  I still have the complete document of my analysis on the cards.  If interested please send a request to bill_cole0@lycos.com'.

 

Bill

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