Thanks for the welcome. I actually have property in the UP... not far from Mqt.... if you're familiar with the Peshekee Grade or the McCormick area. Love it up there but don't get there as often as I'd like or should. Marquette is great town.
As for me, I can't say I'm truly a collector of NG, but my father was, although I don't think he realized it.... he had every issue saved from 1947-48 to present. The first 10 years or so were bound in blue hardcovers with a gold embossing on them, six issues per book. Unfortunately the covers had to be removed in order to bind them. The 1959 through about '65 issues also have the covers removed in preparation to be bound but I don't know if those covers became unavailable or why he never finished them. The rest of the magazines from '65-'66 are intact, including the indexes and as far as I can tell all maps and inserts are still there. Everything seems to me in excellent condition.
He also had about 90 special edition hardcover books.
As I stated earlier, I can't really consider myself to truly be a collector although I wish I could.... when I look through them they are just so cool I can't help but feel that the intrinsic value, not to mention the sentimental value, is far greater than any monetary value. I just don't know if I have the room for all of them or would be able to store them properly.
That's what drew me to join this site... hoping for some advise and suggestions. I know there's not really a lot of monetary value and would hate to see the collection get broken apart for the few pieces that may be desirable to somebody for a little bit of money. If that's the case then I may as well keep the issues that I find desirable, along with the maps and inserts, and either trash the rest or if possible, donate them.
Quite the dilemma and time is running short because my father's house is going up for sale.
Thanks for listening, and thanks again for the welcome.
Let me know if you have any suggestions.
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 the process of finding and sorting all of the items. I do have a number of, what I believe, are one offs (in that, I’ve never before seen them identified online).
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