About these "artifacts"

(This collection is still under development, so you may also wish to use the old site.)

From plates to stamps, from cards to whiskey decanters, from toys to posters, you'll find just about anything you can imagine here. Please explore all that is to offer here in my fables Catalogue of Objects.

This is the largest online catalog of fable related objects on the internet. Many are from Aesop's Fables but you will find La Fontaine, Velazquez and Krylov also represented in this collection.

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  • The Hare, the Tortoise and High Blood Pressure 

    (1953)
    “The Hare, the Tortoise and High Blood Pressure.  Metropolitan Insurance Advertisement.  6.5” x 10”.  $5.00 from Debora Segur.
  • Advertisement for Fèves de Fuca Bouxin 

    (1955)
    "La Fontaine aurait dit…"  Advertisement for Fèves de Fuca Bouxin.  Art signed by SM Bertin.    "La Femme qui veut se faire ausse svelte que le veuf."
  • Tortoise and the Hare Grape Nuts advertisement 

    (1944)
    Tortoise and the Hare Grape Nuts advertisement.  10.5" x 13.5".
  • Advertisement for Southwest Airlines 

    (2001)
     Value vs. Growth.  Advertisement for Southwest Airlines.  "Southwest Airlines Spirit" magazine, Oct. '01.  8½" x 11".
  • Englebert Tire Advertisement Using Grasshopper and Ant 

    (1925)
    Englebert tire advertisement using grasshopper and ant.  €3 from Marie-Odile Trembleau, France, through Ebay, June, '20.
  • The Fable of Aesop’s Fables 

    (1962)
    The Fable of Aesop’s Fables.  Rand McNally advertisement in the May 1962 edition of "Time" Magazine.  8” x 11”.  $8 from Karen Vogel Design, May 10, '03. 
  • XBOX Fable 

    (2004)
     XBOX Fable.    Advertising sign for the Xbox game?  19” x 6”.  Gift, May, '05.
  • Chantix Advertisement 

    (2008)
    Chantix Advertisement.  "USA Today," Dec. 22, 2008.  11" x 22".
  • Le Renard et la Cigogne 

    (1900)
    Le Renard et la Cigogne.  Jean de La Fontaine.  August Vimar.  Paperbound.  Paris:  Imp. M. Moreau.  €15 from St.-Ouen, August, '15.
  • The Fable of the Man and the Satyr 

    (1942)
    The Fable of the Man and the Satyr.  11” x 13”.  From Kenneth Griffin, Lebanon, MO.
  • Aessemblage advertisement 

    (2012)
    "Aessemblage" advertisement. 4" x 6".  "Aesop's Fables Recycled by Artist Scott Rolfe."  With message on the obverse, "Print will be mailed separately.  Thanks so much.  Scott Rolfe."  One extra copy unsigned.  Gift of ...
  • Russian Matchbox Set 

    (1992)
    1992? Eighteen matchboxes, each giving the title and an illustration for a fable of Ivan Krylov. $25 from Samuel Princell, Lille, France, through eBay, Dec., '05.
  • English Matchboxes 

    (2000)
    2000? Set of five English matchboxes, each with a black-and-white image on one face and the corresponding fable text on the obverse. "AV 30." Made in Japan. Cornish Match Company, Cornwall, St. Ives, GB. $50 from ...
  • Oversized Matchboxes 

    (2010)
    2010? Four supersized (4 ¼" X 11 ½" X 1") matchboxes featuring details of Fraipont's 1888 illustrations along with La Fontaine's text for Fox and the Stork (FS), Wolf and the Lamb(WL), Fox and the Grapes (FG), and ...
  • Cookie Tub 

    (1980)
    1980? Delacre French cookie tub. "Fables de La Fontaine: La Cigale et la Fourmi." 7" x 6" x 6" high. $15 from Anna Tristani, Strasbourg, France, Nov., '03. Second exemplar for $9.70 from Andrew Perkins, Australia, through ...
  • Syrup Tin 

    (1953)
    1953? Sirop Melangé Pomona. Illustrating "The Cat, the Weasel, and the Hare." Art signed L. Ruymen/53. R.C. Verviers, Belgium, Sept., '08.
  • Le Corbeau Et Le Renard Feve 

    (1980)
    1980 20 different fables illustrated by feves. From various vendors online and at French flea markets, through August, '15. The two different manufacturers can be seen from the different lettering used on two different ...
  • Le Corbeau Et Le Renard Feve 

    (1980)
    1980 20 different fables illustrated by feves. From various vendors online and at French flea markets, through August, '15. The two different manufacturers can be seen from the different lettering used on two different ...
  • Le Lievre Et La Tortue Feve 

    (1980)
    1980 20 different fables illustrated by feves. From various vendors online and at French flea markets, through August, '15. The two different manufacturers can be seen from the different lettering used on two different ...
  • Le Rat De Villes Et Le Rat De Champs Feve 

    (1980)
    1980 20 different fables illustrated by feves. From various vendors online and at French flea markets, through August, '15. The two different manufacturers can be seen from the different lettering used on two different ...

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