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I'm going to put on this page some of the Paull variations and some other oddities as well as some Paull stuff that I don't own. I will try and indicate the ones I don't own.
Here, in "Napoleon's Last
Charge", you see six versions. First, the explosion with
blue sky and Ellis. Second, they removed the explosion and made the
sky yellow, which removed the Ellis name, and forgot to restore the soldiers
arm, the fellow just to the right of center falling head first into the
ditch. Third, restored Ellis's name and still forgot the soldiers arm.
Fourth, they finally got it right with Ellis, arm, and yellow sky; And
finally, the Black plate copy and the black copy printed n red. I'm
still looking for the word cover, this I have not seen.
United Nations 1900 My copy (five women) and the earlier variation.
"Signal from Mars". Here you see the more common cover on the left with the robed gent looking through the telescope. All looks normal. Now look at the cover on the right and you'll see him looking through what appears to be the wrong end of the telescope, also his robe is tied with a sash. The cover on the right is earlier and a tad harder to come by.
The next cover is a variation of "Tipperary Guards"
The next two "Asleep at the Switch"(s), which I don't own and wish I did, show another example of black and white word cover and the full color version. Note: (March, 00) I now have a copy of the B&W word cover thanks to Wayland and e-Bay. It's really dark blue.
The next few are, again according to Wayland, black litho plate copies, using the black plate only, the one that has the text as well as most of the detail, so they aren't really true variations.
Still another example is "The Triumphant Banner" the black and white version (its really blue) and the full color. 45 stars was during the Spanish American War.
And still another. The full color was printed by Hoen Lithography Co. of Richmond Virginia as were most of the full color covers. The other Arizona was printed a couple of years earlier (1901) by Bert Cobb Co. according to Wayland. Wayland sent me a detailed explanation of the printing of these covers. You'll find the letter at the bottom of this page. Thanks Wayland.
Here's still another-- Kaiser Jubilee March -- and the German Version called -- Jubilaums Marsch
There's an endless supply of variations.
The Midnight Fire Alarm was published by Willis Music Co. Cincinnati in 1960 at least they gave credit to Harry Lincoln.
Chariot Race and the Australian version
Battle of Nations from Australia -- World War 1, We'll Stand by the Flag -- And what ever color of ink was in the press that day whether it be green, red, brown , black or puce. I think that the local printers ink supply store had sales occasionally.
I was up in the North Eastern part of the world in late July, 2000, Quebec it was, where I obtained this black and white version of Sleigh Bells. The beauty of it is that it is a four hand arrangment. I can't wait to here what it sounds like. I don't play the piano so I must transcribe it to MIDI.
Silver Sleigh Bells Two Hand Midi
Silver Sleigh Bells Four Hand Midi
And the most common variation of all is the different street addresses, we have the earliest Richmond Virginia, then the 17th St., the 29th St., the 28th St., 42nd St., and finally the the 5th Ave. address. As the pieces were reissued from time to time the latest address was used.
1893 to 1894
1894 to June of '96
of 1896 thru 1897
of 1897 thru 1900
1901 thru 1909
1909 to 1925
These dates are only an educated guess.
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Text from Wayland's letter about the printing process.
Most of the full color E.T
Paulls are printed using five separate lithograph stone "plates".
Litho stones are made from high quality limestone and about 3 inches thick.
Each part of the image is drawn directly on the stone with a wax type crayon.
The stone is soaked in water so that when the ink is applied, the ink adheres
only to the wax image and not to the stone, and is thus transferred to
the paper. Since there is a different stone, each with a different
part of the image, for each color, doing the color separations is an art
in itself. When you look at a Paull color, imagine just the blue
part on one stone, the brown part on another, the green part on another,
etc. If the inks are somewhat transparent rather than opaque, then
some of the colors and shadings are built up by overlapping colors.
With most of the Paulls, its clearly the black that is printed last.
It provides the opaque outlines and in a lighter form, the shading in the
colored areas. I decided on the term "black plate litho" to describe
the mono-chromatic editions of Paulls that use the black plate only to
make the image. Of course any color of ink can be used on the black
plate, which is why they come in a variety of colors. For my definitions,
Black Plate Lithos must be the exact artwork as the full color version.
An example is the blue "Triumphant Banner" blue ink on the black plate
as used for the full color cover. If one looks at the full color
cover, the stripes are printed in red ink, which is why they are absent
in the Black Plate Litho edition. Any part of the image graphic that
is made with colored ink only in the full colored version will be absent
in the Black Plate Litho.