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Double-Vision Multiplication Tables Card

1960? Russian pocket multiplication table with "stereotype" double-vision FS on the verso.  $4.89 from Liuba Mateva-Dineva, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, March, '19.

Here is one of the more unusual items in the collection.  The picture side of this stiff card shows a different picture depending on which angle one uses to view it.  I am not sure that "stereotype" is appropriate but the word signals at least the double views.  The approach is excellent for this fable's two phases: the clever fox prevails, and then the cleverer stork repays.  This fable seems to have entered Russian culture as a popularly repeated and developed folktale.  The seller mistook the multiplication table on the opposite side for a calendar.  A calendar would have helped in dating this unusual item!