Collection "Les Fables de la Fontaine."
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Collection "Les Fables de la Fontaine." Five brightly colored blotters, all from "Serie D," advertising Biscottes Excel. 5 3/8" x 6 5/8". Imp. G. Elipret & E. & A. Dourdin, Lille. Pub. A. Dourdin, Lille. $5 each for four from Dany Wolfs, Roeselare, Belgium, Nov., '01. OF for $5 from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, Feb., '02. Extra copy of " Le Chat, la Belette et le petit Lapin" for $5 from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, May, '03.
Bright four-color (yellow, green, blue, and orange) work distinguishes these four blotters, each marked clearly "Buvard a Conserver" (blotter to keep). Beneath a large rectangle illustrating a fable from La Fontaine is a smaller rectangle advertising Excel biscuits from Lille, including the logo of a capped country-woman's head within a circle. OF is slightly thinner than the other cards and has smaller margins, especially on its sides. Within the illustration is the series and fable title, "Series D," and an individual number: 27 - The Ox and the Frog; 37 - The Fox and the Crow; 43 -The Fox and the Grapes; 44 -The Fox and the Stork; 47 - Le Chat, la Belette et le petit Lapin (two copies)