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So how much is my National Geographic collection worth?
Posted by: steve_
Date: February 25, 2006 09:22PM
It's time to clean out the closets. 20 years worth and only one issue is missing. Are we talking recycling?



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Re: So how much is my National Geographic collection worth?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: February 25, 2006 09:40PM
To me... it's priceless.

Which is pretty much the same thing as "worthless."



The last 20 years? I'd save the one with that Afghani if you have both of them. A few other issues with maps, etc. Stuff like that is indeed tough to part with. I remember doing the same with my Playboys... some of which went back to 1974. I just tore out centerfolds and boxed them

Now some (MANY) of those issues are worth $100-$400 EACH via Playboy directly.

My head hurts now. Thanks for bringing back that memory and my discovery of their value (made just a few months ago).

EVIL PERSON!!
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Re: So how much is my National Geographic collection worth?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 25, 2006 09:59PM
I wouldn't recycle them. I would assume that some libraries would be happy to accept a donation of all of those issues if they don't already have them.
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Re: So how much is my National Geographic collection worth?
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: February 25, 2006 10:29PM
After years of doing book and bake sales for the library, I can tell you that National Geographics don't sell, even when we reduce the price in the last hours of the sale and make the price as many as you can carry for a quarter. Sorry.

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Re: So how much is my National Geographic collection worth?
Posted by: Michael
Date: February 25, 2006 10:41PM
You can have mine also to increase your profits!
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Re: So how much is my National Geographic collection worth?
Posted by: hal
Date: February 25, 2006 11:02PM
NG are the best waiting room material. I keep a few in my car in case I need to go somewhere and wait... Be a really cool person and take them to waiting rooms where people are usually waiting on bad news... There have been times that I would have killed for an NG. If you gave me one then, I would have nice things to say to you.
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Re: So how much is my National Geographic collection worth?
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: February 26, 2006 06:54AM
Recently I had a large collection of National Geographics dating back to the early 1980s that I wanted to find a good home for. I quickly decided they had no resale value without a lot of effort. I called the local library and they did not want them. I called the Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio, thinking they would be well placed there. They said they wanted them so I drove the 50 miles to deliver them. When I arrived I was told they only accepted "magazines" that were less than a year old, but offered to throw them in their dumpster so I wouldn't have to bother with them. I kept them and found a local teacher who wanted them.
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Re: So how much is my National Geographic collection worth?
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 26, 2006 10:36AM
Many places will not even take for free. If you have a rare issue but in my experience no one wants them. Expensive to sell via post because they cannot go media rate. 20 yrs in this day and age is recent and very available.

Donate to Goodwill and take the tax writeoff.
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