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Tuck-Up To Date

1915? Aesop's Fables Up To Date. Thirty unnumbered colored post cards, including English, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and Portugese printings. There are six basic 1915? Aesop's Fables Up To Date. Thirty unnumbered colored post cards, including English, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and Portugese printings. There are six basic pictures--or at least I have found that many so far. F. Sancha seems to sign each card. Fables are used here to satirize Germany. The fable texts on the message side appear in Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or English on individual cards; any words printed on the image side shift correspondingly. English cards are all marked "Raphael Tuck and Sons' 'Oilette' Postcard No. 8484." Copyright London. Printed in England. Raphael Tuck and Sons. One set in English came in its own frail original envelope: "German Aims, Shown up by the Celebrated Spanish Artist Francisco Sancha in Aesop's Fables Up -to-Date." $66 from Sue's Stuff, Huntington Beach, CA, Nov., '02. The envelope for this "Oilette" Series 8484 claims that Oilette cards are "veritable miniature oil paintings." Click on any of the small images to see a fuller version and comments on each card in its several language versions.

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Tortoise & Eagle

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