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
"Minor tape repair begins with the VG standard. Of course the tape in question is the acid free archival tape, not scotch tape, which utterly demolishes a magazines value. A magazine with the entire binding taped is no better than Fair."
"I would suggest a professionally restored issue such as the one being offered has a value 10 times your maximum offer. Though not as valuable as an untouched original, its rarity still holds value. Of course, this is one man's opinion."
"I like this, but have some questions. First is what does having tape on the spine do to the grading? Second, do you have a standard for grading maps? It would help tremendously to have a grading standard, especially from what I have seen pass for…"
"Total Number of Reprints Published by the National Geographic Society (NGS)
In a letter dated July 13, 1989, signed by Eugenia M. Ryan, Research Correspondence for the NGS, a copy of which was posted on the National Geographic…"
I may have some "older" extras but be forewarned - they are expensive.
The Jan 1902 maps often sell between $1500 to $2000 as they are the rarest in the NG collection. Yes, if you wait, sometimes the right moment will arrive and…"
Many thanks for this helpful information and for such a quick reply. I may continue to look around within the UK market and perhaps I will end up keeping it for my grandchildren after all!
A "fine" copy, in the US would be valued at around $6.00 - though many attempt to sell them for far more.
Remember, there were over 6 million copies produced of this issue. They are not hard to find.
The UK market is most likely a…"
I joined the forum just yesterday and am already becoming quite enthusiastic in pursuing collecting NG mags as a retirement hobby. Can I congratulate and thank you for posting this fantastic article which is incredibly helpful to…"
"I know I don't have any extra 1909 copies.
As for the other issue, I'll have to dig out my extra maps in storage - but right now we're still dealing with the freeze damage and the subsequent flooding from broken pipes - it'll be…"
"As an NGM enthusiast I dread the thought of destroying the aging magazines, but I understand your frustration. No matter which way you go - it sounds like a lot of work.
Seems to me you can still sell the individual magazines for their ads, and let…"
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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