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Copyright Text Variations - Overview

It seems the "Copyright" text that appears on each card in this series exists in a variety of flavors. There are differences in both the length of the copyright line(s) and in the text itself. So far, only two card numbers ( #35 and #45) have been identified with more than two varieties, and half the cards in the series have been found with just a single variety. (See table, below.)

WORDING
Common: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS."
Uncommon: "COPYRIGHT, 1893, BY ARBUCKLE BROS., N.Y."
LENGTH (applies to common wording only)
Short Version: 15mm if text appears on 2 lines, 27mm if text appears on 1 line (except Holland (#8) and Persia (#35), which appear to be 28mm)
Long Version: 18mm if text appears on 2 lines, 30mm if text appears on 1 line (except Mexico (#30), Egypt (#45), and Lapland (#50), which appear to be 28mm)

(NOTE: Thanks to Martin Murray for initially identifying the length variations, and to both Jerry Anderson and Martin for reviewing their own cards to provide some of the information I've included in the table, below. It's likely that this is not a complete listing, and additional identification from other collectors is certainly welcome. Keep your eyes open!)

Examples (enlarged to show detail) Cards Known

Common (1 line) - Short
3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24(A), 24(G), 25, 26, 27, 30, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50

Common (1 line) - Long
1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 28, 29, 30, 35, 38, 45, 50

Common (2 lines) - Short
10, 33

Common (2 lines) - Long
10, 13, 15, 31, 33, 34, 42, 49

Common (3 wavy lines)
7

Uncommon (1 line)
3, 34, 35, 36, 40, 45

Uncommon (2 lines)
13, 15, 23, 37, 48

Uncommon (2 wavy lines)
7