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  • Catonsville, MD
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100 Years Ago: July 1921
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100 Years Ago: July 1921 This is the seventy-eighth post in my series of short reviews of one-hundred-year-old National Geographic Magazines. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Jul 3.

Does This Cover Look Familiar?
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Does This Cover Look Familiar?This is the cover to the July/August 2021 Skeptical Inquirer.  It's a real case of deja vu.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Jun 24.

100 Years Ago: June 1921
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100 Years Ago: June 1921This is the 77th post in my series of abridgements of National Geographic magazines upon reaching their centennial of publication. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leslee Sloetjes Jun 8.

100 Years Ago: May 1921

100 Years Ago: May 1921 This is the seventy-sixth entry in my series of reviews of National Geographic Magazines that were printed a hundred years ago. …Continue

Started Apr 26


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'National Geographic' mentioned in "The Jewel of the Nile" (1985)

"Scott, I have a citation in the "Culture Fixtures" discussion "Movies" section for the dialog, but without the image."
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Car Ads as Collectables

Car Ads as CollectablesHere's a little item on eBay that I think Phil would have loved.  Someone has posted for sale a folder with reprints of advertisements of cars, trucks, and busses from National Geographic magazines from 1957.The way the cover looks, I assume there were folders for other types of ads in his collection as well; not to mention other years than 1957.…See More
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Newsstand Version of the Cover to the August 2021 National Geographic Magazine
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an NGM pile cameo in "Twin Peaks" (1990) - close-up

"You've really been going to town, Scott.  You're keeping me busy.  I'll add this after I restructure my "Cultural Fixture" posts to make room for it. BTW: The top cover seems to be from the February 1987…"
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"RE: the gift of trees and land: I always cherished this episode and time period in the Society's history. The whole manner in which the membership was included, that is, made to feel a part of a great endeavor put the "We" and…"
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100 Years Ago: July 1921

100 Years Ago: July 1921 This is the seventy-eighth post in my series of short reviews of one-hundred-year-old National Geographic Magazines.  The first article in this month’s issue is entitled “Life on the Grand Banks” and was written by Frederick William Wallace.  The article contains twenty-nine black-and-white photographs taken by the author.  Seven of those…See More
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NGM 2021-07 AB

"Yeah, speaking of "picking nits", I have given up on obtaining copies of every single MINOR newsstand variation due to the ISBN bar code. Now, I stick to buying the newsstand edition only if it has very different text wording or placement,…"
Jun 30
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NGM's cameo in "Romancing The Stone" (1984) - 1st cameo, full scene

"Great find, Scott !!! I'll add a citation under "Movies" in my "Cultural Fixture" discussion for them."
Jun 28

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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; 60 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 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 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.



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!


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