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
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…"
"Thanks for the information...
It appears that NGM's past 1930 are probably worth more for their ads that as collectors editions. I was going to sell my collection starting with the 1930's , but the prices just are no there. I think I will…"
"Any tape other than archival tape I would agree with you. However, archival tape, expertly applied, virtually disappears.
As I said, this loosely conforms with comic book criteria.
I agree with almost all your criteria for each grade level. The only disagreement I have is with tape on a VG copy. For me that would bump it down to a Good, and the tape repair would need to be noted.
Thanks for publishing this.
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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