Origin: These are genuine, original issues of National Geographic dating back to World War I or World War II (the specific month and year you receive will be random, but all will be dated within the chosen period).
Each has about 100 pages of content with topics related to history, culture, and the natural world, with both written articles and photographs. The World War I issues have mostly black and white photos, while the World War II ones have mostly color. The magazines include about 20 pages of vintage advertisements as well, which provide an incredible look into life in the 1910's and 1940's!
They are still in mostly good condition, with some staining and tears on the outer covers. The interior bindings have deteriorated due to the metal staples used in these magazines, but all pages are still secure. Use care not to overstress the binding when opening the magazine.
Map supplements are not included, unfortunately these are no longer present in most surviving copies.
Each comes with a clear removable polypropylene sleeve, to preserve the item in storage. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included.
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Your order will include:
- One random original issue of National Geographic, dated 1914 - 1945 (you choose)
- Polypropylene magazine sleeve
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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Frequently Asked Questions:
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When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.
Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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