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At 4:30pm on August 29, 2021, William Heisel said…

Great, Thanks. I am totally in.  How do I do that?

At 11:56pm on August 29, 2021, William Heisel said…

I'm in.  Yay!!!  :)

At 12:06pm on March 18, 2022, Larry Moffett said…
Sorry to hear of Nick Koopman’s passing. He ran a very class act over the years. I was lucky enough to acquire from him leather bound Volumes 1 and 2 without the red brick covers.
At 6:27pm on March 23, 2022, Larry Moffett said…

Hi George,

Sorry to hear this. Never knew Jeffry but now having read some of your repartee with him it looks like he was a serious and longtime NG collector.

Has anyone ever considered establishing an In Memorium section on this site in honor of former members such as Jeffry who have since passed away?

Larry Moffett

At 5:30pm on April 7, 2022, Jim Pistritto said…

Thank you for this very sad news!!!  Jim Pistritto

At 3:30pm on June 28, 2022, Asa J Williams said…

Hi George.  I got a message from you...with no message.  Only a picture of one of the magazines.  Did you mean to add a message with the picture?

At 5:31am on July 28, 2022, Ginger said…
Thank you for letting me know where I can get an issue of the 79 national geographic
At 5:22pm on August 28, 2022, Edgar R Potter said…

Hi George,

I just posted a discussion on the forum with the details of my search. Hope you know the answer to my query regarding international editions of NG.

Best regards,


At 5:35pm on August 28, 2022, Edgar R Potter said…

Hi's my posting on the Buy/Sell/Trade page of the Forum...


I am looking for a one-page ad I saw in a National Geographic that was delivered in Brazil in February 1975. I always remember it as being in an October 1974 issue, as delivery by boat mail was always delayed. In an effort to find that ad, I ordered back issues of NG from Aug-Dec 1974, but the ad is not in any of them, leading me to think there may have been special issues for sending internationally. I know some magazines printed on thinner paper when sending overseas. If that's the case, the advertising may have also been targeted for international purposes.

The ad is a one-page, full-color ad by the Portuguese National Tourist Board. It is the photo of a woman in a white, two-piece bathing suit on a sandy beach with cliffs in the background. I would later identify that image with a beach in the Algarve, Portugal's southern tourist attraction. The Carnation Revolution had just overthrown the Fascist Regime on April 25, 1974, and tourism took a big hit due to the resulting uncertainty in the economy and society that resulted. The Tourist Board was trying to regain the trust of tourists with this ad.

It was not the image that interested or interests me, it's the three large words at the top of the page, "Portugal, Come Hither". As an eventual consequence of those words, we spent 40 years in Portugal. Now, back in the US, I am writing the story of our 45 years in Brazil and Portugal, and that page plays a very important part of our story. Any leads are very appreciated.

At 7:57pm on November 28, 2022, Christy Alicea said…
There it is. My favorite cover. I just can't get enough. Love it.
At 2:03pm on December 4, 2022, Austyn said…

Yes sir, I have that one!

At 8:46pm on June 18, 2023, Stephanie said…
Yes, that's the one. Great, great shot.
At 5:48pm on July 24, 2023, Anne Newtown said…

Those are the ones!

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