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1964 Reprint numbers
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Hi All,Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I spent my weekend organizing my NGS materials that had not been catalogued.  I came across this letter from July 13, 1989 that has the numbers of Reprints…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Oliphant Mar 21, 2015.

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Jeffry Persons replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion A Guide to Selling National Geographic Magazines (Revised 19 January 2018)
"Mel, Thank for the update...very informative Jeff"
Jeffry Persons joined Scott T. Shier's group

N.G.S.'s post-modern 'Book Division' publications ~ 1990 - 2000's

this sub-group can cover all aspects of the Society's "Book Division" which was formed in 1990 upon a significant re-organization of what had been Book Service, and, Special Publications.   For a long while, the book titles released 1990 forwards still seemed to be the separate running series types, but as the 2000's progressed, and the qty. of book titles released exploded, the distinctions (and quality) broke down. The Special Pub's (i.e., Special Publications) were re-branded as "The Special…See More
Feb 15
Jeffry Persons replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion gracious letter received from NGS President G. E. Knell...
"Very nice Scott! Jeff"
Jan 26
Jeffry Persons replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion 100 Years Ago: February 1918
"Tom Very nice read.  These expeditions (Katmai), although technical in nature, are still very readable and enjoyable. Keep up the good work! Jeff"
Jan 23
Jeffry Persons left a comment for George Thomas Wilson
"volume%201%20number%203039.jpgvolume%201%20number%203a040.jpg Tom, Here are the two versions of Volume 1 No.3 as mentioned by Buxbaum on page 77 of his 1971 Collectibles book. The differences are as follows: The rule on the cover measures 4…"
Jan 10
George Thomas Wilson left a comment for Jeffry Persons
"On further review, it is NOT a parody cover.  All "Wheels of Time" magazines have a yellow border.  It is not an homage to the Nat Geo.  The image (February 1974 issue) within would still be a "HOSU" entry…"
Jan 8
George Thomas Wilson left a comment for Jeffry Persons
"This looks to me as a parody cover.  That's just my opinion.  The Nat Geo cover shown within the issue might fall under a "How Others See Us" item. Tom"
Jan 8
Jeffry Persons left a comment for George Thomas Wilson
"Tom, I just ran across this and was wondering where I place it in my collection.  It states that it is a reprint, but not in the truest sense of a reprint.  Is this another How other see us? Jeffdr%20p14.jpegdr%20p13.jpegdr%20p12.jpeg"
Jan 8
George Thomas Wilson left a comment for Jeffry Persons
"Jeff, The first two look good for my "Cover Variations" discussion, while the second two look more like supplements.  I don't have a Supplement discussion per se,  maybe show them to Phil Riviere.  He's posted…"
Jan 8
Jeffry Persons left a comment for George Thomas Wilson
"dr%20p8.jpegdr%20p9.jpegdr%20p11.jpegdr%20p10.jpeg Tom, Where would you place these items? There should be four attachments. Jeff"
Jan 8
Jeffry Persons replied to stephen zamarin's discussion Seeking information about Geowrap in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Stephen, The only date that I could see was October 1979 Medieval England.  There were only seven sheets per pack; one 30" x 40" and six 20" x 30".  It states that some of the maps are duplicates.  Sorry I…"
Jan 2
Jeffry Persons replied to John Mahoney's discussion NGM Collection: omplete original individual Issues and maps: 1888-2017
"Hello, My name is Jeff Persons and I have been collecting since 1962.  I also have a very large collection of many, many areas.  I was wondering if you would contact me at to discuss your needs.. Thank you, Jeff Persons"
Dec 29, 2017
Jeffry Persons replied to stephen zamarin's discussion Seeking information about Geowrap in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Stephen, I have a few of the packages of Geowrap.   They came out in 1991.  I will have to get back to you after the holiday as to the map supplements that were used. Jeff"
Dec 22, 2017
Jeffry Persons replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion 100 Years Ago: January 1918
"Tom, Very well done and informative. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! Jeff"
Dec 21, 2017
Jeffry Persons replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Other See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)
"Tom, I would like to add another citation: Entertainment Magazine, November 3, 2017,pages 42-43.  "Jane Goodall's Origin Story"  This two page article is about the documentary "Jane"  and mentions that…"
Oct 30, 2017
Jeffry Persons replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion Promo Inserts in NGM in the 2010's . . .
"Scott, I have a listing of all of those.  I also have a listing of all the "blow-ins inserted in the magazines since they started doing that in the 80's or 90's.  I can e-mail them to you. Jeff"
Oct 16, 2017

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Map indexes

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 7:00pm 5 Comments

I would like to add a few more map indexes that I have not seen listed.  They are as follows:

1.1949 Europe and the Near East; I have both a dark globe and the uncolored globe

2.1950Classical Lands; I have both globes

3. 1950 Africa...; I have both globes

4.  1951 World; I have both globes

5.  1953 Historical Map of US; I have both globes

6. 1954 California; I have both globes

Also for clarification on the 1945 USSR…


Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 5:02am on January 19, 2015, Scott T. Shier said…

Welcome !

At 1:31pm on January 29, 2015, George Thomas Wilson said…


It was folded, just like the one with the line.

If you join the group in which the discussion is located (in this case the Maps/Supplement/Index group) you will be able to comment directly to the discussion.  As a bonus, whenever someone posts to that group, either a new discussion or comment to an existing one, you will get a notification.


At 3:39pm on February 2, 2015, Scott T. Shier said…

Welcome to the 'Ephemera & Collectibles' group Jeff !

At 5:18pm on January 4, 2016, George Thomas Wilson said…

Jeff, In one of Scott's discussions on old indexes, you mentioned to Mel that you have a revised copy of Nathan's guide (2000) that Roger gave you before his passing. If you have access to it, I was wondering if if you could see if the January 1983 maps of DC are referenced in his map supplement section.

A discussion of this item can be found at:

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tom Wilson

At 1:11pm on January 6, 2016, George Thomas Wilson said…

Thanks so much, Jeff.

This helps my research into this item greatly.

And thanks for the additional information.

It's definitely food for thought.

Yours in collecting,

Tom Wilson

At 10:21am on July 8, 2016, Cathy Hunter said…

Dear Jeff,

  Just a quick note to acknowledge your request and I'll look into these 2 questions. 

Best wishes,


At 3:34pm on August 11, 2016, Cathy Hunter said…

Hello again,

  The obituary in file does not give exact dates for his title, but merely states that he retired in 1996 after 30 years at NGS and that his work focused on administrative and financial matters such as postal rates.

  As for your other question about a television show for children, one of the librarians is looking into that.

Thank you for your patience,


At 8:24pm on September 8, 2016, George Thomas Wilson said…


Feel free to email me any images of these covers.  Just to be clear, the list you want updated is "Variations to the Covers of the National Geographic"?

My email is:


At 3:55pm on September 15, 2016, George Thomas Wilson said…

Thanks for everything, Jeff.  I got them all added into the discussion.  I used everything you sent me except one duplicate image for Nov. 2003.  Let me know what you think.

Tom Wilson

At 3:47pm on November 30, 2016, George Thomas Wilson said…


I have a quick question re: the Chautauquan, 1904 article about Panama by Grosvenor.

Which volume is it?  I see more than one from that year.



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