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1998: The World Map

The idea was inspired by (and the world map traced from) a conveniently-timed Sainsbury’s advertisement for exotic foods. Both the front page and the inside page have an outline world map with strategically positioned numbers. The numbers refer to countries, the initial letters of which spell out the message, with the missing numbers being spaces between the words. Some required letters are under-represented as initials of country names and so some countries had to be used more than once. The full list of countries – as far as I can now recall them – and the revealed message are:

Front page

Front page of 1998 card

Inside page

Inside page of 1998 card

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Version 22: Revised 23 December 2008
Brian Barker