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Set CU8 - Butterflies of North America - variation card details
Card no. 31 - "EASTERN TAILED BLUE"

The cards in this set show the National Wildlife Federation credit underneath each image, but a variation has been found on card 31 by fellow collector Linda Ringland. On the first example the card is orientated landscape, whilst on the second example it is orientated portrait.

Looking at the album the card should have been printed portrait but is appears as though a large number were printed with the National Wildlife Federation credit along the wrong edge.

The wallchart also reflects the album layout with the card printed correctly in the portrait orientation.

The back of the portrait card examined also appears to be of heavier print than the landscape cards of the same number. It may be that this indicates a reprint set of cards from later in the issue of these cards.

All cards examined so far indicate that the correctly printed portrait card is not as common as the landscape printing. It is also unknown as to whether this variation can be found on the blue backed card set issued in the United States.

It would be much appreciated if collectors would email me to say which of these they have in order to find out more about this variation.

Card variation discovery and information courtesy of Linda Ringland