Three Dahomey Fable Stamps
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Three Dahomey Fable Stamps showing The Tortoise and the Hare (10F), The Fox and the Stork (35F), and "Le Chat, la Belette et le petit Lapin" (40F). Republique du Dahomey. Each is signed both "(P.) Lambert" and "(C.) Haley." $4.12 from Jan Nackaerts, Bornem, Belgium, through eBay, August, '03.
Each stamp uses three colors effectively together. A main scene, like the tortoise standing triumphant while the hare scurries, is complemented by side figures, like the tortoise dawdling and eating. Just a few evenings ago, I mentioned a propos of the imperforate version I had found of The Fox and the Stork that I thought there was a series to which it belonged. Here is the series!