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Looking to pick the brains of those eclectic NGS collectors who have spread their wings into the seldom mentioned (or located) items hiding within the hobby.The Torii Gate is one such item.Please…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Feb 9.

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Scott T. Shier replied to Ron Choquette's discussion Torii Gate
"Last I heard the Society does not have any of these in its files (the supplement sold upon request). Also, some have said there's only 1 or 2 of these known to (still) exist. Others may say and have said, that there's a handful of these…"
Feb 9
Ron Choquette replied to Ron Choquette's discussion Torii Gate
"Thanks George.  I have Roger’s book and was aware of the info on Torii that he published. Edwin Buxbaum also addressed it on page 272 of his 1971 revision, and states that it was, “not issued to members”. In addition, he…"
Feb 8
George Thomas Wilson replied to Ron Choquette's discussion Torii Gate
"In his 1982 collector's guide "Collectibles of the National Geographic Society", Roger E. Nathan lists this item on Page 62 under the heading "Nonsupplement Pictorials" as: Torii Gate, Japan* 13 3/4" x 7…"
Feb 8
George Thomas Wilson replied to Ron Choquette's discussion Torii Gate
"And here is an image of the page in question:"
Feb 8
Ron Choquette replied to Ron Choquette's discussion Torii Gate
"Thanks Tom.   I was / am aware of that article.  My focus is more on the actual pictorial.  Shades of grey and black.  Not included in the magazine, but, apparently, available for sale to members or provided to select members.…"
Feb 8
George Thomas Wilson replied to Ron Choquette's discussion Torii Gate
"Ron, This photograph appears in the November 1911 (Vol. XXII, No.11) National Geographic, Page 982.  The color photo is entitled "The Great Torii at Miyajima at High Tide".  (There is also a picture of the Torii Gate at low tide…"
Feb 8
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Torii Gate

Looking to pick the brains of those eclectic NGS collectors who have spread their wings into the seldom mentioned (or located) items hiding within the hobby.The Torii Gate is one such item.Please share what you know of this pictorial, it’s history, production number(s), date of production, etc.See More
Feb 8
Ron Choquette replied to stephen zamarin's discussion Question about Geographic Dealers
"1997.  I bought a number of the late 1880 - 1890’s offerings."
Feb 8
George Thomas Wilson and Ron Choquette are now friends
Jun 29, 2019
Ron Choquette left a comment for Scott T. Shier
"Hi Scott I’ve been dealing with health and family issues for quite some time.  Finally starting to see daylight and hope to commence posting some of my unique article reprint .jpgs and data, into the group I started, soon.   Just in…"
Jun 29, 2019
Scott T. Shier left a comment for Ron Choquette
"Hey there Ron, welcome (at last). I wondered if/when you might come join us. I just saw you created a group - excellent!  - Scott S."
Jun 29, 2019

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Creston, British Columbia
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I've been a collector for years
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At 1:04pm on August 2, 2016, Cathy Hunter said…

Dear Mr. Choquette,

  Welcome to Collectors Corner! Did you by chance buy old NGMs from us during a special sale in 1997? I seem to recall your name.

Best wishes,

Cathy Hunter

At 2:41pm on August 12, 2016, Scott T. Shier said…

Hey there Ron, welcome (at last). I wondered if/when you might come join us. I just saw you created a group - excellent! 

- Scott S.

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