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Matchboxes

1950? Fourteen French matchboxes, each giving the title and an illustration for a fable of either Jean de La Fontaine or Florian. The set seems identical with that I have listed under French matchbox covers. 13 Euros for thirteen matchboxes from Romuald Outrequin, Toulon, France, through Ebay, Jan., '02. These join a set I had bought from Mr. Outrequin earlier.

What a pleasure to see covers I had found in two other places now on their boxes. FG, TMCM, and "La Taupe et les Lapins" repeat from there. Strong new designs here include "La Belette Entrée dans un Grenier," FK, "Le Heron," and "Le Renard et le Bouc."

Les Deux Pigeons (2)

Le Lion et le Moucheron (2)

L'Ane et le Petit Chien

La Belette Entrée dans un Grenier (2)  

La Cigale et la Fourmi (2)

Le Cochet, le Chat et le Souriceau

Le Corbeau et le Renard (2)

Les Grenouilles qui Demandent un Roi  

Le Héron (2)

La Poule aux Oeufs d'Or (2)  

Le Rat de Ville et le Rat des Champs

Le Renard et le Bouc (2)

Le Renard et les Raisins (2)

La Taupe et les Lapin (2)