#52 - PERSIA
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Donaldson Brothers
Area: 636,000 sq. mi
Scenes: Ottar of Roses; Native Carpet Weaver; Diving for
Although the cards in this
series didn't include any additional descriptive
information for the individual countries, the
Illustrated Atlas of Fifty Principal Nations of the World
did devote several paragraphs to
|Printing Variety or Error
|Shown below are
detailed images of the lower left corner of two
Persia cards that I have in my collection. The
first card has the normal text with the area,
population, and government shown in black on a
green background. The second omits that
information and has no printing at all in the
I don't know if this text was inadvertently left
off the card in an early printing (a true
"variety"), or if the text was simply
not printed on some cards due to an inking
problem on one of the lithographic stones or
perhaps a mistake that allowed a sheet of the
cards to bypass a step in the printing process
(an "error"). This variety/error was
found on a card with the "Arbuckle's"
spelling in the Explanatory text on the back.
If anyone else has
run across a card similar to this, I'd appreciate
hearing about it.
|VARIETY / ERROR
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