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  • Catonsville, MD
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The "100 Years Ago" Series
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These are links to my "100 Years Ago" reviews of National Geographic magazines:1915:     Jan  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss yesterday.

Images of All Map & Pictorial Supplements
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This is a compilation of links to Philip Riviere's Albums of Supplements from the National Geographic Magazine.  The last entry is mine, continuing his work.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss yesterday.

Map and Pictorial Supplements to the National Geographic (April 2018 to date)

I have just created and loaded a photo album of all Supplements to the National Geographic magazine post April 2018.  This continues the great work of the late Philip Riviere.  (His last entry was…Continue

Started on Monday

100 Years Ago: July 1920 (Part 2)

Go To Part 1 The third and final article this month issue is entitled “Along Our Side of the…Continue

Started Jun 29

 

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Innerspace

"My vote is January 1977.  There are only a handful of issues that have the oak-leaf border stop near the top-left corner - and - have no verbiage in the lower left corner.  Of those issues "Mars"  would be the best fit for…"
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"Now if we could just determine which issue it is !"
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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)
"Thanks Juan, I've added an entry (and the image) to the list. Tom Wilson"
Jul 2
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)
"A copy of the Geographic can be seen on a table in the 1987 film Innerspace. I can't say which number, but it looks from the late '70s."
Jul 2
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Post-Nathan Map Indexes in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Dale, Long time no speak.  I just got the Uncolored Globe version of the 1953 Mexico map index. Yours in collecting, Tom Wilson"
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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 "2(b). Puzzles" for the June 29, 2020 Syndicated Crossword Puzzle."
Jul 2

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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 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; 57 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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