An extraordinary puzzle with wonderful, unusual graphics by Hermann Kosel (1951) for a travel poster promoting Austria (name cut away from bottom when Par made puzzle). Note dropout in water section so as to create 6 marching band figures reflecting the 8 in the picture; one of the most brilliant uses of a "special cutting technique" I have seen. Also note dropout in green area to create monogram "LF" for the intended owner (name lost) indicating this is a "personalized Par", and higher than normal number of Par-type figure pieces (41) including 2 Par sea horses. Interestingly, scene is similar to (but not the same), and puzzle is cut like Fig. 2-9 on p. 34 of Anne Williams’ book, Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide (with marching band figures below the band in the picture). Check Anne’s book and see if you spot the differences! Par time: 4:55. I also have a Par cut from the same print with the marching band dropouts cut above the picture marchers, at: http://www.oldpuzzles.com/buy-puzzles/sale-list/stepping-out. This is your opportunity to own one of the best and most creative Pars ever made. Ideal for display as even puzzle neophytes will appreciate the dropout sections. My version is currently on display in my exhibition at Briarwood and has "wowed" most visitors.