Having been asked by three different families over the past 18 months to assist in the dispersal of rather substantial collections I thought it prudent to repost the following story.I am trying to…Continue
I'm a dedicated, albeit aging, collector. My standards are high, but updating my newer issues 1960 or newer has not been my highest priority. In all of my issues 1970 through 1999 I have 4 VG and 21 VG+ issues I would consider replacing…"
"I'm certain, one way or another, it'll work out - change always comes with difficulties, especially to us old farts.
I am happy that the NGS is providing continuing support for this forum.
"You can search eBay by year, here's 1937:
National Geographic 1937 | eBay
find your map supplements and see if you're willing to go the the trouble of individually list them, list them by year, or list them by decade.
The older and better…"
"The answer to your question is complicated - way too many variables...
For insurance purposes, i.e. replacement cost, a collection, complete with all issued supplements in very good condition from 1916 through Dec 2020 would be roughly…"
"I believe the NGS maroon leather with gold lettering slipcases started with Jan-Jun 1950 and newer. Prior to 1950 collectors were able to purchase non-lettered slipcases and put their own labels on them."
I grew up with NG's and my parents bought me a lifetime subscription when I was 15. I've finally decided to stop at 1909 (I hope), because several years back, I purchased a bound volume for that year. I had stopped at 1913 (the year my dad was born), but that three year gap bothered me; then, three months ago, I found someone selling his early 1910's and picked up 1910-1913 (about $20 each). I purchased the 1913's to get the one issue I was missing - April (Machu Picchu). I feel really satisfied now. I'm only missing May 1923, "At the Tomb of Tutankhamen" How far back does your collection go?
Hi Melvin - I am new to collecting the National Geographic magazines and so at this point I am looking to buy the more extensive collections - but quite clearly the more recent vintages (like 1950s onwards - unless there's a way to get the earlier years at a reasonable price) - since the very very early vintages (late 1800s-early 1900s) are quite out of my reach (and intent).
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