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Collecting Old National Geographic Magazines

April 9th, 2012 Collectibles

If there's one magazine that you frequently see lining entire shelves, it's National Geographic. Having been in publication for decades, it can be hard to throw away the immediately recognizable yellow-covered volumes, if only because of their gorgeous iconic photographs that mark every front cover. There are some fantastic examples of top-tier photography throughout National Geographic, which makes it an excellent choice for people looking to start a new collection. If you're not sure how to go about doing this, read on!

First, make sure you have enough space in your home to accommodate all of the new magazines you're about to purchase. You never know when you might stumble on a huge box of National Geographic editions just waiting to be taken home. This may warrant going out and purchasing a dedicated shelving unit for them.

Do your best to head to as many garage sales as possible - people throw out old magazines all the time, and you can usually find them at quite a discount if you manage to get there early enough. This is a great way to get a head start on your collection!

Once you have a good number of magazines, you may want to start filling in the missing pieces. For instance, if you own July and September of 1998, it would be nice to pick up August to complete the three. Putting together a comprehensive set of National Geographic magazines is a wonderful way to keep yourself engaged with your collection.

Whether you read them comes down to personal preference. Some people love to devour every article possible, while others prefer to keep them in the best possible condition.