Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Village Map Variations

This is the Precious Places Village Map:


I have a few of these and I noticed that while most of them look like this on the inside:


I do have one with the exact same pictures, but all the descriptions are in English and French:
 

However, both the English only and the English/French versions have the same map on the back:


I think it is easy to understand why there are two versions of the map, since Precious Places were sold in Europe and Canada as well as in the USA.  

I still have a few questions about the map though, like why isn't there a new/updated map showing the 1990 sets?  All of my maps show only the sets available in 1989.  Does this mean that sets sold in 1990 didn't come with a map?  Or is there a 1990 map out there that I just haven't seen?  Or did sets sold in 1990 just come with an outdated map?

I'm really not sure if there is any way to get answers to these questions, other than, if you do have a map different from either of mine, I would love to know about it!  Leave me a message in the comments section of this post.  Thanks!

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