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Actually, I've owned the one on the left for years.
Purely by chance, the one on the right came up for sale locally, grossly underpriced (about a third of its current value). I paid the seller his asking price, snapping it up within less than a day of it being listed for sale.
I'll wait a little while and resell for a profit. Which should easily be over a hundred bucks, probably more like a couple hundred.
Makes for a cool photo in the meantime. While most people who see these assume they are the later "Royale" Wildkats, in fact these are an earlier limited run in a transparent cream top and whitewash back, with cream binding. (The Royales were a solid white color with gold sparkle binding.) The odds of finding a second one locally (in a small college town, albeit one with a very active music scene) identical to mine are probably astronomically high.