NapierTown-6 Letterhead

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Osho lived in Yogesh Bhavan, 115, Napier Town in Jabalpur, for some eight years, leaving sometime in mid-1968. He went through many letterheads during this time, almost all showing this address but most also emphasizing other features besides the plain address, so they have been put in different categories. There were the Mahakoshal group (example), featuring his teaching position at Mahakoshal Arts College, the group introducing his org Jeevan Jagriti Kendra (example), and so on.

In all there were six "pure" Napier Town letterheads, with only his name and address for information content. This was the sixth, and the third among them to be embellished with an image. It was also the third of all his letterheads to feature this image, a single paisley teardrop.

This letterhead is nearly identical in its design to NapierTown-4 Letterhead, with the paisley teardrop in the upper left corner and the "Acharya Rajnish" to its right in the same cursive script. The text running up the left side in both is also the same, "115, Napier Town, Yogesh Bhavan, Jabalpur, (M.P.)". The only difference is that that left-side vertical text is stretched out to more or less fill the vertical space in NapierTown-4, while here it is compressed to half that size.

Such close similarity might well lead one to consider this a sub-type of NapierTown-4 but two things weigh against this. First and most basically, the simplest overview is that a difference is a difference, and there is no need to create sub-classes of differences. Second, the proportions of the paper in this letterhead suggest that this is only the top portion, say 60% of the original letterhead, and the putative missing portion may turn out -- if ever found -- to have additional information which would make the difference more substantial.

The possibility of missing information makes this letterhead analogous to Incomplete-1 Letterhead, which first appeared at a similar time. Both have the possibility of becoming something else if a missing piece shows up.

Only one letter was written that we know of so far using this letterhead:

Letter written on 11 Feb 1967, to Pratap J. Toliya