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1936Exp.jpg (28439 bytes)  

1936

Pamphlet for attendees at the Exhibition for work by Lacovleff, the artist for the Citroen-Haardt Trans-Asiatic Expedition. 5 " x 8 "... 8 pages and a separate page inviting participants to hand in a vote for their first, second, and third choice of his art in the show.

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$75 

1964Exp.jpg (85918 bytes) 1964

In 1964, NGS was proud of it's new building housing administrative functions and the new Explorers Hall.  This 9 1/4" x 4" brochure was the first of many to follow which were handed out to visitors and explained the exhibits. This one was found with a membership nomination leaflet. Dues were $6.50 annually and included the years magazines.

                           Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

 

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....Not in my Collection) 

1964ExpB.jpg (100012 bytes) 1964

Explorers Hall Dedication booklet and program. 14 pages... 8 " x 11". Contains historic photos of buildings,  the founding fathers, and current (1964) officers and board.

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$55

1964Exp2.jpg (41684 bytes) 1964

Explorers Hall Dedication Ticket.  This 3" x 4" card was made to be used with a hand written name of the invitee.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10 each ....I have two, this one and one that is green (not shown)                                                                     

1966Exp1.jpg (208928 bytes) 1966

Explorers Hall informative layout that was part of a Certificate of Membership package (see Ephemera) just after the dedication of the new facility.  These three pages (here and below) tell the story of what the initial (ever changing) hall and exhibitions were like in the beginning.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$65 includes packet enclosure, 3 page fold out (shown here) and the membership certificate  (full group shown in Ephemera)

 

1966Exp2.jpg (202082 bytes) 1966

Explorers Hall information (cont'd)

Click on Pic to enlarge   (full group shown in Ephemera)

 

1966Exp3.jpg (207772 bytes) 1966

Explorers Hall information (cont'd)

Click on Pic to enlarge  (full group shown in Ephemera)

 

1972Exp.jpg (93129 bytes) 1972

Montage of  3 section hand out for Photographers display at Explorers Hall. Pictures and credits of each photographer involved are in this 3- 1/4" x 10" (folded) card. 

Click on Pic to enlarge  ....Not in my Collection)                   Courtesy, Bob Simpkins 

1982Hdq.jpg (70321 bytes) 1982   March / April

Explorers Hall Agenda Pamphlet.  4 1/4" x 10 1/2" (4 folded) double sided stock. 

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10 each or $15 for both   

 

1982Hdq1.jpg (56951 bytes) 1982   May / June

Explorers Hall Agenda Pamphlet.  4 1/4" x 10 1/2" (4 folded) double sided stock. 

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10 each or $15 for both   

 

 

1986Exp.jpg (125875 bytes) 1986

Miniature Circus on display at Explorers Hall during the Holiday Season 1985 - 1986.  This 9" x 4" pamphlet explains the model sized "big top" which was started in 1958. 

 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....Not in my Collection)                               Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1987Exp.jpg (51941 bytes) 1987

Explorers Hall handout explaining programs, products, and history of the Society.  This 9" x 4" folded pamphlet is mini poster sized with 4 double folds. Picture is of the Li River.

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$25

 

 

1990AutoExp.jpg (53254 bytes) 1990

This bumper sticker was part of the press package and a handout at the Explorers Hall exhibit.  11" x 3"

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$15 (an extra one, the package below has it's own)

1990PressExp.jpg (83547 bytes) 1990

The press package for the "Automobilia" exhibit at Explorers Hall. 11 " x 9 " Folded.

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$65

 

1990LibraryHdq2.jpg (66767 bytes)

1990

The Library package for visitor orientation.  This one has the Library Directors Card who gave my tour.

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$35

1990Exp.jpg (77643 bytes) 1990

Explorers Hall Exhibits Pamphlet.  3 " x 9"... folded 8 section.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10

 

1991ExpInvite.jpg (27527 bytes) 1991

Invitation to Exhibit Preview..."Americans on Vacation"  5" x 7" and U of Tennessee Geography       1991InviteHdq.jpg (28412 bytes)

Alumni Reception (right)

 

Click on Pic to enlarge....$15 each

1991Exp3.jpg (89885 bytes) 1991

Explorers Hall Exhibits Pamphlet.  3 " x 9"... folded 8 section.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10

 

1991Exp2.jpg (78988 bytes) 1991

Explorers Hall Exhibits Pamphlet.  3 " x 9"... folded 8 section.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10

 

1991Exp.jpg (23683 bytes)  

1991

The Kodak Kinsa International Newspaper Snapshot Awards were on display at Explorers Hall.   This Nov. 12, 1991 (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" w/4 pages) program is for the Awards Dinner for Washington Area Winners.  This was given to me by Paul Tylor (Vice Pres. and Secretary - NGS).  

 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15        

1994Exp.jpg (90994 bytes) 1994

Explorers Hall Exhibits Pamphlet.  3 " x 9"... folded 8 section.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10

 

1995Exp.jpg (24619 bytes) 1995

Explorers Hall Group Visitors Form.  5 " x 8 "... it's from a gummed pad which guards used for group registration.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$5

1995Exp2.jpg (71626 bytes) 1995

Explorers Hall Exhibits Pamphlet.  3 " x 9"... folded 8 section.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$15

1995ExpMag.jpg (101246 bytes) 1995

Explorers Hall handout encouraging membership and subscriptions.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10

1998Exp.jpg (64920 bytes) 1998

Explorers Hall Exhibits Pamphlet.  3 " x 9"... folded 8 section.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10

1998ExpA.jpg (79141 bytes) 1998

Explorers Hall agenda...  8 " x 11".

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10

1998ExpB.jpg (135133 bytes) 1998

Explorers Hall exhibit handout...  8 " x 11".

Click on Pic to enlarge....$15

2000Hdq2Join.jpg (53363 bytes) 2000

Explorers Hall handout to join. 16 page color photography of subjects.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$15

2000ExpGuide.jpg (46716 bytes) 2000

Explorers Hall handout to join. 4 pages with Hdq. Agenda information.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$10

 

2000Pass.jpg (117619 bytes) 2000

Explorers Hall handout of "Passport Friday" presentations. I have 3

Click on Pic to enlarge....$5each or $10 for all three.

 

2000Hdq2Join1.jpg (69144 bytes) 2000

Explorers Hall handout to join. 3 pages triple fold.  Also has promo for other magazines and an order form.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$5

 

2000ExpGuide1.jpg (65109 bytes) 2000

Explorers Hall handout to showcase the Passport Fridays, Live, Television, and the Store. 4 pages double sided quad fold.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$5

 

2000ExpCard.jpg (76360 bytes) 2000

Pamphlet to promote application for a NGS Credit Card.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$5

Lecture Series Items                                                                                             Goto Top of Page

1913Lxp.JPG (258905 bytes) 1913

8- 1/2" x 11" Form Letter was mailed to potential lecture attendees to announce the basic information about the program.  This is a very early policy statement clarifying reasons for how the scheduling and ticketing was being organized.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$85                                                                    

1917Lxp.JPG (194617 bytes)  

1917

This 8 1/2" x 11" Form Letter was mailed to potential lecture attendees to announce the 1917 - 1918 series.

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                     Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1919Lxp.jpg (163672 bytes)  

1919

This 8 1/2" x 11" Form Letter was mailed to potential lecture attendees to announce the 1919 - 1920 series.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$55                                                                     

1920sLxp.jpg (180500 bytes)  

1920's

Lecture Series Tickets and Schedules.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....Not in my Collection)                        Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1921Lxp.jpg (147699 bytes)  

1921

This 8 1/2" x 11" Form Letter was mailed to potential lecture attendees to announce the 1921 - 1922 series.

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                         Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1921LxpA.jpg (56272 bytes) cir. 1922

This folded pamphlet (7" x 6" open) was to announce a months programs and from the content is judged to be early 20's NG authors. The inside is shown below.

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                          Courtesy, Bob Simpkins 

1921LxpB.jpg (90033 bytes) cir. 1922

This is the inside of the pamphlet (above) and shows lectures by authors who also wrote NGS articles for publication in the magazine during 1921 d 1922.  These lectures were held in the New Masonic Temple at 13th and New York Ave.

Click on Pic to enlarge   ....Not in my Collection)                       Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1924Lxp.jpg (54627 bytes)  

1924

Front and reverse of a 1924 - 1925 Lecture Series Season Ticket (non-reserved seats) at the New Masonic Temple.  3 1/2" x 2"

Click on Pic to enlarge ....Not in my Collection)                         Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1925Lxp1.jpg (43874 bytes) 1925

A Ticket to Nov. 20, 1925 Lecture presentation showing date, time,, location, and seating section. Afternoon Reserved Seats.  The ticket is 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$20 

 

1925Lxp.jpg (38524 bytes)  

1925

The programs of the 1925 - 1926 Lecture Series were held in the Masonic Temple except for Cmdr. MacMillan's lecture in the Washington Auditorium. This booklet is 3 1/2" x 6" folded and the dark strip seems to be glue left from something that was attached.

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                           Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1929Lxp1.JPG (55235 bytes) 1929

Tickets to Mar. 29, 1929 Lecture presentation showing date, time,, location, and seating section. Afternoon Reserved Seats.  The tickets are each 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$35 

 

1929Lxp.JPG (48829 bytes) 1929

 

NGS printed this insert to direct attendees of the Washington Auditorium events to the bus service and schedules serving that location.  Schedules continue on reverse side, but no price info is included. 6- 1/4" x 3- 1/2"

Click on Pic to enlarge...Not in my Collection)                       Courtesy, Bob Simpkins.

1930Lxp.JPG (57502 bytes) 1930

Tickets to Mar. 30, 1930 Lecture presentation showing date, time,, location, and seating section. Afternoon Reserved Seats.  The tickets are each 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$35  

 

1932Lxp.jpg (54010 bytes) cir. 1932

This folded pamphlet (7" x 6" open) was to announce a months programs and from the content is judged to be subjects by early 30's NG magazine authors.

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                         Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1945Lxp.jpg (85682 bytes) 1945

This is a Ticket and Lecture Change notice for an Air Force presentation on bombardment of Japan and Germany.  2 1/4" x 4" & 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                        Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1946Lxp.jpg (49698 bytes) 1946

Pamphlet announces 1946 - 1947 Lecture Series Details.   Instructions on seating, times,  and obtaining tickets.  8" x 5 1/2"

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                     Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1946Lxp1.jpg (108817 bytes) 1946

Bill for 1946 - 1947 Lecture Series season tickets.  Choice of general or reserved seats at $4.80 and $10.50 for the season. (Fed. Tax included) 5" x 8"

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                    Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

19467Lxp.jpg (41554 bytes) 1946 - 47

Blank Tickets to a Lecture presentation showing date, time fill in for a season ticket holder. The tickets are each  1 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$25 

 

1949Lxp.jpg (36545 bytes) 1949

A Ticket to May 19, 1949 Lecture presentation showing date, time,, location, and seating section. Afternoon Reserved Seats.  The ticket is 1 1/2" x 3 3/4".

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$20  

 

1963Lxp.jpg (190762 bytes) 1963

1963 - 1964 Lecture Series program booklet shows each subject illustrated with (mostly) color pictures.  Notable is the presentation by Jane Goodall in this series. 7 1/4" x 5"

 

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                  Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1965Lxp.jpg (191511 bytes) 1965

1965 - 1966 Lecture Series program booklet shows each subject illustrated with (mostly) color pictures.  Notable is the continuation of presentations by Jane Goodall in this series. 7 1/4" x 5"

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                   Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1969Lxp.jpg (72133 bytes) 1969

Complimentary ticket to Apollo 8 Lecture in the DAR Hall.  2 1/4" x 3 3/4"

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                  Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1969Lxp1.jpg (103375 bytes) 1969

Tickets to 1969 - 1970 Lecture Series showing date, time,, location, and seating section.  Each ticket is 1" x 3 1/2" on perforated string totaling 18" in length. Tickets 1 thru 17 plus the fee tab.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$15                                                                     

196970Lxp.jpg (53885 bytes) 1969 - 1970

 Seating Chart for choice of tickets to the series.  card is 3 3/8" x 7 3/8".

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15

 

1971Lxp.jpg (33462 bytes) 1971

Tickets to 1971 - 1972 Lecture Series showing date, time,, location, and seating section.  Each ticket is 1" x 3 1/2" on perforated string totaling 18" in length. Tickets 1 thru 17 plus the fee tab.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15                                                                    

 

19712Lxp.jpg (36755 bytes)
1972Lxp.jpg (38332 bytes)

1972Lxp2.jpg (95897 bytes)

1971 - 1972

Tickets to 1971 - 1972 Lecture Series showing date, time,, location, and seating section. Evening Reserved Seats.  Each ticket is 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" in perforated booklet. Tickets 1 thru 17.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$25                                                                    

1972

Two Tickets to 1972 Lecture presentations showing date, time,, location, and seating section. Afternoon Reserved Seats.  Each ticket is 1" x 3 1/2" on perforated book.  Tickets dated Jan 28 and Feb 4. 4, 1972.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15                                                                     

 

 

 

1972

Montage of  4 cards mailed to season a ticket holder with seating chart, lecture change, and series information... each card is 3 1/4" x 7 3/8"

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                  Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

19712Lxp.jpg (57127 bytes) 1971 - 1972

 Seating Chart for choice of tickets to the series.  card is 3 3/8" x 7 3/8".

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15

1977Lxp.jpg (51642 bytes) 1977

1977 - 1978 Lecture Series booklet shows subjects in color pictures.  Notable is the presentation by Richard Leakey of his pre-history studies of early man in Kenya. 8" x 3 1/2".

 

 

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                                 Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1977Lxp1.jpg (140585 bytes) 1977

This Letter announces the 1977 - 1978 Lecture Series.  Shown (inset at the bottom) is the reverse side information about the last (1976 - 1977) series with questions about rating the series.  10 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Click on Pic to enlarge  ....Not in my Collection)                 Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1990Lxp.jpg (89970 bytes) 1990 Fall

Programs at the Grosvenor Auditorium are in this booklet.  5 " x 9"... 16 pages.  Contains order form and mailer in the middle.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15

 

1990LxpA.jpg (137724 bytes) 1990 Fall

Tuesday at Noon schedule for Fall 1990.  8 " x 11". This shows text on the front side.

Click on Pic to enlarge  ....$10

1991Lxp.jpg (184173 bytes) 1991 Fall

Tuesday at Noon schedule for Fall 1991.  8 " x 11". This shows text on the front side.

Click on Pic to enlarge  ....$10

1990Lxp1.jpg (84492 bytes) 1990 or 91

Hand out cards at the auditorium for subscribing to a mailing list for performance information.  The result would be periodic mailings that included such as the blue 1990 Fall booklet (above).

Click on Pic to enlarge  ....$2 each or $8 for all 5.

1995Lxp.jpg (60278 bytes) 1995

This announces the availability of the cafeteria to attendees prior to performances in the auditorium.  4 " x 5 "

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$2

1995LxpA.jpg (64764 bytes) 1995 Fall

Programs booklet for the Grosvenor Auditorium.  5 " x 9"... 16 pages.  It contains an order form and mailer in the middle.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15

1995LxpB.jpg (175047 bytes) 1995 Fall

Tuesday at Noon schedule for Fall 1995.  8 " x 11". This collage shows text from front and reverse.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$10

1995LxpC.jpg (36871 bytes) 1995

Grosvenor Auditorium Card used to apply to be on their information mailing list. 3" x 7 1/4"

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$2 

1996Lxp.jpg (159431 bytes) 1996 Spring

Tuesday at Noon schedule for Spring 1996.  8 " x 11". This collage shows text from front and reverse.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$10

 

1996LxpA.jpg (97688 bytes) 1996  Spring

Programs booklet for the Grosvenor Auditorium. 5 " x 9"... 16 pages.  Contains order form and mailer in the middle.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15

1996LxpB.jpg (96004 bytes) 1996  Fall

Programs booklet for the Grosvenor Auditorium.  5 " x 9"... 16 pages.  Contains order form and mailer in the middle.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15

1996LxpCard.jpg (82862 bytes) 1996 Grosvenor Auditorium

Postcard from an Auditorium presentation...collage shows both sides. 4 " x 6"

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$20

1998Lxp.jpg (39404 bytes) 1998  Fall

Programs booklet for the Grosvenor Auditorium. 5 " x 9"... 16 pages.  Contains order form and mailer in the middle.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15

 

1998HdqCeltino.jpg (131863 bytes) 1998

Brochure for a Celtic-Latin Benefit Concert for Central American Schools devastated by Hurricane Mitch... performance was scheduled for early 1999.  8 " x 11".

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15

1998LxpA.jpg (220721 bytes) 1999  Spring

Tuesday at Noon schedule for Fall 1995.  8 " x 11". This collage shows text from front and reverse.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$10

 

1999Lxp.jpg (68561 bytes) 1999 Grosvenor Auditorium

Postcard from an Auditorium presentation... 4 " x 6"

 Click on Pic to enlarge ....$10

2000cinciLXT.jpg (90599 bytes) 2000   

Programs foldout for the Arnold Center, Cincinatti, OH. .  6 1/4" x 9 1/4"... 10 pages.  Very unusual series pamphlet for the Live offsite Winter/Spring 2000 series.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$25

2000cinciLXT1.jpg (42573 bytes)

2000springLXT.jpg (124939 bytes) 2000

Spring "Tuesdays at Noon" schedule.  8 1/2" x 11" .... 

 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$5

2000springLXTb.jpg (102241 bytes) 2000 

Reverse of above

2000AustLXT.jpg (151487 bytes) 2000

Spring "Australian Film Festival" schedule.  8 1/2" x 11" .... 

 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$10

 

2000AustLXT1.jpg (142642 bytes) 2000

Spring "Australian Street Fair" schedule.  4" x 11" .... two sided (shown)

 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$10 or all three (shown above and below) .... $25

 

2000AustLXT2.jpg (74417 bytes) 2000

Spring "Australian Events" schedule. 

 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" .... two sided (shown)          

2000AustLXT3.jpg (84557 bytes)

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$10

2000springLXT1.jpg (79980 bytes) 2000  Spring 

 

Programs booklet for the Grosvenor Auditorium.  5 " x 9"... 16 pages.  Contains order form and mailer in the middle.

 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$10

2001springLXT.jpg (58232 bytes) 2001  Spring 

 

Programs foldout for the Grosvenor Auditorium.  5 " x 9"... 14 pages.  

 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$8

 

2002fallXT.jpg (50952 bytes) 2002  Fall 

 

Programs foldout for the Grosvenor Auditorium.  5 " x 9"... 14 pages.  

 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$8

 

 

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1927Hdq.jpg (114167 bytes) October 28, 1927

Folded note (6" x 6- 5/8" open) announces the presentation ceremony for President Coolidge to give Lindbergh the Hubbard Gold Medal of the NGS.  Held in Washington Auditorium on Nov. 14, 1927 and guests included members of Supreme Court, Congress, Diplomatic Corps, scientific community, and distinguished aviators.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....Not in my Collection)                                                                     Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1937Let.jpg (230391 bytes) 1937

Letter to satisfy a request by the Secretary. With NGS envelope

Click on Pic to enlarge....$25

1939Hdq.jpg (125842 bytes) 1939

Brochure for "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell" Twentieth Century- Fox and the NGS presented this Zanuck production at Constitution Hall.  This was before Headquarters Buildings were large enough for such activities.  The cover picture is probably the most famous pose by the Bell couple.  This is a major collectible with 4 pages of cast pictures and a list of cast and production staff.  8 " x 11". (see also below)

Click on Pic to enlarge....$125 for this..... or $175 for all four (this and the next three boxes below)

1939HdqB.jpg (120121 bytes) 1939

Announcing a Special Preview of the Bell Presentation to Members. Folded 4 page booklet has 2 printed pages (shown)... 5 " x 8 "

Click on Pic to enlarge....$30

1939HdqC.jpg (94644 bytes) 1939

Newspaper clipping about the production and the tear off (remainder) of the mail in application for reserved seating.  These items are from the estate of Miss Elizabeth A. Ridgway who lived in Wash. D.C. and saved many such National Geographic related ephemera.  Many are below.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$40

1939HdqD.jpg (147580 bytes) 1939

The back of the brochure for "The Story of Bell" presentation showing cast photos. 

Click on Pic to enlarge....see also the three boxes above

1946HdqCard.jpg (75845 bytes) 1946

Postcard written from Headquarters on Christmas Day and postmarked at Mt. Vernon the next day.  I don't suppose the recipients would ever suspect that this would make it's way from Carey, Ohio to the Carey Collection in Calif.  I bought this off the internet and was surprised by the address.  I've been in Ohio, but did not know there was a town of Carey.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$40

1949GGInstr.jpg (56238 bytes) 1949

Announcement of the Presentation of the first Grosvenor Medal to Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor.  5 " x 7 " folded with single printed page. (with the items below)

Click on Pic to enlarge....$30

1949GGInvite.jpg (38873 bytes) 1949

Invitation for Miss Ridgway to the Grosvenor Medal Presentation. 5 " x 7 " heavy card stock with single printed page. (with the items above and below)

Click on Pic to enlarge....$40 for this..... or $110 for all three (this and the boxes above and below)

1949Grosvenor.jpg (53420 bytes) 1949

Program for the Presentation of the Grosvenor Medal.  4 pages showing medal front and reverse on the front and back.  6 " x 10".

Click on Pic to enlarge....$50

1950Hdq.jpg (135736 bytes) cir. 1950

Postcard is one of a few types that was avail. from Hdq. over the yrs. 3- 1/2" x 5- 1/2"  (see postcards list - above)

Click on Pic to enlarge ....Not in my Collection)                                                             Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1950Let.jpg (237720 bytes) 1950

Form letter from the Secretary of NGS to Western subscribers to say they would be re-sending the March issue do to failure (train incident) of the postal service to deliver the issues. A very unusual situation, costly, and a rare letter.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$15

1955Hdq.jpg (186174 bytes) 1955

Commemorative of the Presentation of Peary's Flag to the Society.   Held on May 6, 1955 it is 7.5" x 10".  Inside this folded heavy Stock has the Society Officers and Trustees and the Program.  On the back is information about the flag and the expedition to the North Pole.

 

Click on Pic to enlarge....$75 or this..... or $100 for it and the companion announcement (below)

1955HdqB.jpg (153787 bytes) 1955

Announcement of the above Presentation to Subscribers to the Society's 1954-55 Lecture Series. 4 page (collage shows the 3 printed sections) 5 " x 7" folded.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$35

1964Hdq.jpg (104044 bytes) 1964

Headquarters hosted many functions.  This 11 1/2" x 4 3/4" program was for the Awards presentation to Conrad L. Wirth.  The function was actually in the Sheraton.

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                                                                      Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1970HdqHubbard.jpg (155425 bytes) 1970

Headquarters Program for the presentation of the Hubbard Medal to the Apollo 11 crew (Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin). 10" x 10" 4 page folder has major space photography of the astronauts, and the Moon Lander hovering over the moon with the earth in the background.  

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$135 

1970Hdq.jpg (84558 bytes) 1970

Three 6" x 6" panels announced this luncheon (shown as montage).

Click on Pic to enlarge ....Not in my Collection)                                                               Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1972Hdq1.jpg (88310 bytes)  

1972

This NGS booklet was typical of hand-outs at Hdq. buildings and explained the many Society endeavors of "gathering and diffusing geographic knowledge".  It is rich with historic and current (cir. 70's) information about the Society, it's structure, and approach to the above mandate.  15 pages.  8- 1/2" x 5- 1/2".

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                                                                      Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1973Cert.jpg (236755 bytes)

1972

This is a Certificate of new membership with the blur packet that enclosed it with the Hdq. building on it. Also in the packet is a Explorers Hall 4 page brochure on the Hall in heavy blue paper.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$30 

 

1980Hdq.jpg (207817 bytes) circa 1980's

This is a folder for new employee material received upon employment at NGS.  9" x 12" ... inner pockets for holding papers.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$25 

1981Symb.jpg (239266 bytes) 1981

This is a 4 page double sided interfaith celebration of the Islam Centennial 14. 

 

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$15

19801Hdq.jpg (58591 bytes)   19801bHdq.jpg (55913 bytes)  1980 - 1981 Film Lecture series schedule.  These were held in the DAR Constitution Hall in DC. It is 20 Pages and it measures 3 1/2" x 8".  These are rare, probably started before NGS Videos, but may have been advertisements put in Videos later.   Click on Pic to Enlarge....$25 
1982Angkor.jpg (352245 bytes) 1984

This is an 8 page fold out publication of the NGS for the special promotion of this event.  In conjunction with the publication of the May 1982 NG Issue.

 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$25

1984Hdq.jpg (261338 bytes) 1984

This is the cover of the 11- 1/2" x 8- 1/2" folder containing the press kit for the Dedication Ceremony of 1600 M St. Building completion.   Contained were (6) 8" x 10" B/W glossies with typed caption for each ready for publication. Included is a History of the NGS, press releases, and the layout (shown below) of the complex.

Click on Pic to enlarge....Not in my Collection)                                                                      Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1984Hdq1.jpg (313816 bytes) 1984

Front and rear of this folded program shows artists rendering of the complex that then consumed all of the property avail. in downtown D.C.  8- 1/2" x 11"

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$25                       

1984Hdq2.jpg (26245 bytes) 1984

Invitation to the dedication of the M st. Building. 5" x 7"

Click on Pic to enlarge  s....Not in my Collection)                                                                    Courtesy, Bob Simpkin

1984Hdq3.jpg (125863 bytes) 1984

Four cards included in the invitation package to the M st. Dedication. 4" x 6" RSVP card, 3- 1/4" x 5- 1/4" Admit card, 3- 1/2 x 5" Reception Invitation,  2- 1/4" x 4" parking directions card.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....Not in my Collection)                                                                     Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1984Hdq4.jpg (68668 bytes) 1984

Folded (8- 3/4" x 4") 3 section hand out from the M st. building at it's dedication. Shows four floors and Gallery floor plan with welcome statement by Grosvenor.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....Not in my Collection)                                                                     Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1984Hdq5.jpg (121009 bytes) 1984

Museum of Holography invitation to ceremony honoring NGS for 1st major Mag. cover hologram.  6- 1/4" x 4- 1'8".

Click on Pic to enlarge ....Not in my Collection)                                                                     Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

19845Hdq.jpg (59463 bytes) 19845bHdq.jpg (57736 bytes)  1984 - 1985 Film Lecture series schedule.  These were held in the DAR Constitution Hall in DC. It is 16 Pages and it measures 3 1/2" x 8".  These are rare, probably started before NGS Videos, but may have been advertisements put in Videos later.   Click on Pic to Enlarge....$20 
1985Hdq2.jpg (40358 bytes) 1985

Program for the John Oliver La Gorce Medal presentation ceremony, reception, and dinner. 5 " x 11 " folded. This six section folded program has the hologram of the front and back of the medal showing thru holes in the front and back sections.  An unused hologram of the reverse of the medal is shown below.

Click on Pic to enlarge....$65  

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1985

Prototype holography of "Argosy of Geography" with inscription (Awarded to Kamoya Kimeu D.C. Oct. 25, 1985). 2- 1/2" Dia. stuck on slick backing.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$35                                                                     

1988Cen.jpg (117427 bytes) 1988

This raised letter cover to the program of the Centennial Celebration is white on white.  It is far more elegant than any representation can show.  Inside are history, statements, program and original. Founding Fathers photo all accented with gilded rice paper. 9- 1/2" x 6- 3/4"

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$75                                                                     

1988Cen1.jpg (105176 bytes) 1988

Separate program and Centennial Dinner menu measures 9" x 5" Glossy B/W with Gold. 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$45                                                                     

1988Cen2.jpg (47865 bytes) 1988

Calligraphy addressed invitation to the Centennial Celebration Awards.  6 1/4" x 7" tri fold has the gold NGS logo on the front, reverse of the logo in black on page two, the invitation in the center, the honorees on the right, and the award pictured on the back. (see below)

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$75 package including below

 

1988LibraryHdq1.jpg (136596 bytes) 1988

Brochure of Library Services was a handout at the Society Library Desk. 3 " x 9 " folded.  This is the same picture used on the Dedication package and on an expanded un-folded version of Library Services item in the Library package. (see 1984 above and 1990 below)

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$15

 

1988Cen3.jpg (90179 bytes) 1988

Contents of the above (partially shown), also include an information card enclosed.... all great paper, best printing.

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$75 package (see above)

1988Cen4.jpg (77825 bytes) 1988 

Packet handout to people visiting NGS Headquarters and Explorers Hall during the Centennial time. This 9 1/2" x 12" Yellow folder has a welcome letter by VP Sims, directory of NG contacts for various help on the festivities,  a schedule of events, Explorers Hall guide/pamphlet, the NGS map "Guide to DC, a guide to DC, 2 Smithsonian informationals, and the Kennedy Center News.

 

Click on Pic to enlarge ....$35

1988Cen5.jpg (64968 bytes) 1988Cen6.jpg (127942 bytes)  1988 Centennial Press Package  (this box and the two below).  At far left is the 9 1/2" x 12" gilded folder with the new Centennial Logo.  At left (above) is one of the 12 glossy 8 x 10 (or larger) pictures for release to various press to be used as they saw fit.  Pictures range from Machu Picchu to the Explorer Balloon. Notable is the story of the birth of the NGS which would go with the picture here.

Click on any Pic to Enlarge....$325 for this and the two panels below.

1988Cen7.jpg (160585 bytes) 1988Cen10.jpg (135670 bytes)  1988 Centennial Press Package Contents.  At far left is one of many pages of canned text on about a dozen topics. At left (above) is a glossy folded 5 page story with some notable history of the Society from 1888 thru 1988.
1988Cen8.jpg (51349 bytes) 1988Cen9.jpg (52701 bytes) 1988 Centennial Press Package Contents.  At left are the printed statements of the two generations of the Presidents.  They are printed on the inside of the two folder panels.
1989Hdq.jpg (56252 bytes) 1989

Invitation to 1989 Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony.   7" x 5"

Click on Pic to enlarge ....Not in my Collection)                                                                     Courtesy, Bob Simpkins

1989HdqSmith.jpg (125043 bytes) 1989

Smithsonian Guide to D.C. including historical and significant things to visit.  It lists the National Geographic Headquarters at 17th and M St's. and hours of operation and references it on the fold out map (full size 4 folds x 9" x 10 1/2".

 

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$5

1990 

These era Postcards generally were about Explorers Hall, Headquarters, Wash. DC and Gaithersburg.

 

Click on Pic to see this and other postcards for sale 

1990

This is a Postcard made by NGS from a merit award picture in the 1st Annual Traveler's (magazine) Photo Contest. It was submitted by  Patricia Ryan and catches a Netherlands boy atop a windmill in a fresh breeze. It is shown on pg. 46 of the Mar./April 1990 Traveler.

 

 (shown 3 3/4" x 5" size) 1990DutchBoy.jpg (136789 bytes) 

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$5

1990LibraryHdq.jpg (96006 bytes) 1990

A complete Library Package with materials explaining the Society's Library functions.  11 " x 9 "  I got this during my guided tour of Headquarters.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$45

1990CreditHdq.jpg (120624 bytes) 1990's

NGS Federal Credit Union services packet.  5 " x 6 " folded with sheets inside listing services.  Available outside the Credit Union offices at Headquarters.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$25

1990CreditAHdq.jpg (264839 bytes) 1990

NGS Federal Credit Union loan application.  8 " x 13" Available outside the Credit Union offices at Headquarters.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$5

 

 

 

1990MapAtHdq.jpg (103174 bytes) 1990

A List of places to eat near HDQ. with map on reverse...this is a HDQ. handout.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$5

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1991NGSstoryHdq.jpg (81524 bytes) 1991

Brochure hand out at HDQ. which is a mini-poster explaining the NGS mission and some history told in graphics and text.  4" x 9" quad folded. Fully folded out is a 12 section poster.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$25

1991Award1Hdq.jpg (59238 bytes) 1991

A program for The Chairman's Award of the NGS. 7" x 7" folded 4 pages with onion skin page inside (see below).

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$25

1991Award2Hdq.jpg (50010 bytes) 1991

The Chairman's Award of the NGS details on onion skin inside of above.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....see above

1991Award3Hdq.jpg (34872 bytes) 1991

The Distinguished Geography Educator Awards program... 4 pages folded with presentation details on the inside and institute participants on the rear.  Untrimmed prototype from Paul Tylor, VP - NGS... 6 " x 10"

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$15

1991RetiresHdq.jpg (22625 bytes) 1991

A Program for a Distinguished Service Awards Dinner. 5 " x 8 "... 4 pages of folded heavy ca rd stock with honorees and menu inside. From Paul Taylor, VP - NGS.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$25

1991RetiresBHdq.jpg (20370 bytes) 1991

A Retirement Luncheon invitation given to me by Paul Tylor. 4 " x 6 "

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$15

1995Hdq.jpg (38861 bytes) 1995 

 

Pamphlet explaining the NGS and it's work that is a Headquarters handout.  I got it on a 1996 visit and there is no copyright date.  Included is a folded-in page of information for current subscription. 3 " x 9"

 

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$15

1995HdqSale.jpg (86158 bytes) 1995

A Sales Receipt for store purchases during 1995 visit to Hdg.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$5

1996Hdq.jpg (106876 bytes) 1996

A Handout for a Photo Contest from 1996 Headquarters visit.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$5

1998Hdq.jpg (61379 bytes) 1998

A card given to those who inquire about employment at Headquarters.  3 " x 5 "

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$5

1998HdqB.jpg (245654 bytes) 1998

Printed page explaining Headquarters agenda for Dec. and forward.  Collage shows both sides of  the 8 " x 11" sheet.

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$5

1998HdqC.jpg (35737 bytes)

1998 

A Library Desk handout is double sided with information on services.  Bookmark size at 3" x 8".

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$5

1998HdqD.jpg (59481 bytes) 1998

Various deposit slips from the NGS Federal Credit Union at Headquarters. 2 " x 6" each.

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$5 

 

1998HdqE.jpg (68782 bytes) 1998

Form to order various memberships or magazine subscriptions. 8 " x 11".

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$2

1998HdqF.jpg (70310 bytes) 1998

Menu for the NGS Cafeteria. 8 " x 11".

Click on Pic to Enlarge ....$2

1995Hdq.jpg (38861 bytes) 1998

A Pamphlet explaining the NGS and it's work that is a Headquarters handout.  I got it on a 1998 visit and there is no copyright date.  Included is a folded-in page of information for current subscription. (same pamphlet as 1995 above, different insert).  3 " x 9"

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$15 

 

1999Hdq.jpg (48898 bytes) 1999

Nov. 6, 1999 "Behind the Scenes" banquet menu.  The publication of the same name was to inform the employees and subscribers about the Special Publications Books. (see the Books - Special Publications category.

 

Click on Pic to Enlarge....$15 

1998Bedouin3.jpg (66142 bytes) Circa 1998-9

"The Bedouin of Jordan"

These six 6" x 8" cards in a packet with envelopes were a handout at an exhibition at NGS Headquarters.

 

Co-sponsored by the Jordan Tourism Board.

(see back of cards below)

Seven as a group ....$30 

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4 page pamphlet explaining the Badia research and development program

 

Click on any Pic to Enlarge

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