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Problematic Early Issues, Opinions?
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Several early originals (1892-1900) just went up on eBay. Most have taped covers or a separated front cover. The person offering them has the opening price set low and seems to understand these…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Dec 7, 2021.

Early Issues
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I'm trying to put together a set of early reprints, but don't know how many issues are in the first few years. I know there was just the one issue in 1888, but how many are in 1889, 1890, and so on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Van Winkle Dec 8, 2021.

1964 Reprints Question
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Were 1964 reprints issued in brown leather binding? I have a chance to buy a nice run from 1888-1895, but I need to know if the chances are good of locating 1896-1900 with the same binding.ThanksContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Van Winkle Aug 25, 2019.

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Mark Van Winkle replied to Tracy Lee's discussion Original issue of an 1889 NGS magazine
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Jan 22
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Dec 27, 2021
Mark Van Winkle replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"Mel, I saw that listing and considered it, but finally thought the better of it. Three of the issues have staple rust, which might be acceptable on an original, but on reprints I think I'll wait. Thanks Mark"
Dec 8, 2021
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Problematic Early Issues, Opinions?
"As long as they are complete, it will only add value to your collection. Then perhaps, one day you may find one in better condition."
Dec 7, 2021
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
Dec 7, 2021
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Problematic Early Issues, Opinions?

Several early originals (1892-1900) just went up on eBay. Most have taped covers or a separated front cover. The person offering them has the opening price set low and seems to understand these problematic early issues are not worth as much as ones with intact covers. My question is, is it worth purchasing problematic early issues even at the right price? I haven't seen any offered in a couple of years. Are they so rare that problem issues are worth considering for an otherwise problem-free…See More
Dec 7, 2021
Mark Van Winkle replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"As it turns out, I have two of the 1975 reprints of Vol. I, Number 1. Woo-hoo!"
Dec 4, 2021
George Thomas Wilson replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"Mark, There is an image of the inside back page of the 1975 Vol 1, No 1 issue in the comments in one of Mel's discussion HERE. See if you can find the '75'. ."
Nov 29, 2021
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"I thought there was a listing for all four of Volume I, could be mistaken. Check the inside back cover, lower right quadrant. If there is a very small number "75," you have two different issues of the same reprint. The one without the…"
Nov 29, 2021
Mark Van Winkle replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"Mel, She accepted my offer and we did the deal for all five volumes. Now all I need are issues 2, 3, and 4 from Volume I. Somehow I ended up with two Vol. I, No. 1 reprints. Thanks again, Mark"
Nov 28, 2021
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"Mark - it's all on you... Here's a link to one of the volumes being listed for sale: Set Of 5 National Geographic Magazine 1893 And 1894 Reprints Excellent | eBay Go to the seller's store and find all the Red Brick volumes she has for…"
Nov 26, 2021
Mark Van Winkle replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"Okay, I'm interested. How do we arrange this? I think you still have my email address. If not, let me know."
Nov 26, 2021
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"The best deal I have observed, since Dec 2008 - when I began collecting data on eBay sales, for all 36 Red Brick individual issues was $1,285.36 on 6 April 2014. I know someone is trying to sell these issues, by volume, for a bit more (when added…"
Nov 26, 2021
Mark Van Winkle replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"Okay, good idea. But first ... I have to find unbound reprint volumes for sale at a reasonable price."
Nov 26, 2021
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"They were in the process of expansion and reorganization, take a look at the society minutes for the volume - It should clarify their upcoming objectives."
Nov 25, 2021
Mark Van Winkle replied to Mark Van Winkle's discussion Early Issues
"It sure looks like someone took their eye off the ball in 1893-1894. Another curious item I noticed from your list is seven of the nine issues in Volume VI are from 1894, and only two are from 1895; yet, the Society went monthly in 1896."
Nov 25, 2021

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Hometown:
Carrollton
Why do you wish to join this community?
To find old Nat Geos
About Me:
I'm a long-time collector. I had to sell my 1906-1945 issues twenty years ago, and would like to rebuild the set again.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
The Macchu Pichu discovery number by Hiram Bingham.
Favorite travel destination:
Italy

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Do Abstract Articles Exist?

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 11:22pm 3 Comments

In the back of Volume 1, Number 1 (I just have a reprint), there is an abstract of the minutes beginning with February 17, 1888. Some of the later addresses from April and May were integrated into Volume 1, Number 1. But what about the earlier ones beginning in February? I don't see them listed in my 1888-1946 index. Were they perhaps printed by NGS as a one-subject paper, maybe in a limited run? I've never heard of them or seen them listed. Does anyone know about transcriptions of these…

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At 10:03pm on January 5, 2017, Scott T. Shier said…

It's interesting finding oneself looking to re-build a past NGM collection isn't it? When I was young I had what I thought was a "huge" NGM collection, and then while in the care of someone else (for long-term safekeeping), they got rid of them without telling me. I vowed I would get a Nat Geo collection again, and what feels like eons later, I did, ha-ha. 

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