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British Matchboxes

English Matchboxes

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 Leonie Walker, Derbyshire, England, through eBay, Feb., '12.

A quick guess says that these are Bewick illustrations.  The fables presented are OR, TH, CP, AD, and "The Countryman and the Snake."