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Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Version I: [no signature] [no seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (example above)

Design History:
The designs of the supplemental set are greatly simplified images typically of the same kinds of plants illustrated in the main series. The plants are shown as two primary silhouettes accented with highlight colors, one as an overlay on the other. One of these silhouettes (usually the backgrounded one) copies the composition of a particular main series design.

In wfx14 a silhouette of the entire poinsettia composition of wf48 is used as the background image, and the background itself is left uninked. The overlay image for wfx14 is adapted from only a portion of the Chinese primrose in wf34.

The wfx14 design is printed in three colors: the background silhouette in pale orange; the overlay silhouette (and accents on the background silhouette) in medium blue; and additional highlights on both in dark blue-black. The overlay printing is partially translucent, and the underprinted color of the background shows through. These overlapping areas of color demonstrate that both parts were printed as complete (and independent) silhouettes.

Species Illustrated:
Background: Poinsettia, Poinsettia cultivar

Overlay: Chinese Primrose, Primula sinensis cultivar

Related Designs:
Other Poinsettia Designs:

Other Chinese Primrose Designs: