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B1. "The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs." A man smoking a pipe and dressed in a Kaiser helmet has killed a goose labeled "German Commerce." The goose's innards are graphically displayed. Nearby is a basket of golden eggs labeled "1912," "1913," and (cracked) "1914." A safe full of coins is open in the background. Series title: "Aesop's Fables Up to Date." $11.17 as part of a complete set from Susan Brouwer, Hesperia, CA, through Ebay, July, '00. Extra exemplar for $10.45 from Philip Weyland, Downey, CA, through Ebay, Oct., '01.

B2. "De Ken en de Gouden Eieren." A man smoking a pipe and dressed in a Kaiser helmet has killed a goose labeled "Comercio aleman." The goose's innards are graphically displayed. Nearby is a basket of golden eggs labeled "1912," "1913," and (cracked) "1914." A safe full of coins is open in the background. Series title: "De Lessen van Aesopus op Onzen tijd Toegepast." Gift of Jerry McKevitt, Feb., '96. Extra copy for $25 at Sacramento Paper Show, Dec., '96.

B3. "Il Contadino e le Uova D'Oro." A man smoking a pipe and dressed in a Kaiser helmet has killed a goose labeled "Comercio aleman." The goose's innards are graphically displayed. Nearby is a basket of golden eggs labeled "1912," "1913," and (cracked) "1914." A safe full of coins is open in the background. The back of the card has the fable in Italian and then this explanation: "I tedeschi dominarono il commercio, cio che aveva procurato alla Germania enormi ricchezze; e queste furono distrutte dalla loro pazzesca cupidigia." 12,000 Lire at the Porta Portese flea market, August, '98.

B4. "A Galinha e os Ovos de Ouro." A man smoking a pipe and dressed in a Kaiser helmet has killed a goose labeled "Comercio aleman." The goose's innards are graphically displayed. Nearby is a basket of golden eggs labeled "1912," "1913," and (cracked) "1914." A safe full of coins is open in the background. The back of the card has the fable in Portuguese and then this explanation: "O comercio maritimo alemão, manancial de tanta riqueza, queda por completo arruinado pela insana cobiça que impeliu a Alemanha a forçar esta guerra sobre a Europa." Series title: "As Fabulas de Aesopo Modernisadas." $25 from Dick Lightle, Shawnee, KS, Sept., '99.

B5. "La Gallina de los Huevos de Oro." A man smoking a pipe and dressed in a Kaiser helmet has killed a goose labeled "Comercio aleman." The goose's innards are graphically displayed. Nearby is a basket of golden eggs labeled "1912," "1913," and (cracked) "1914." A safe full of coins is open in the background. The back of the card has the fable in Spanish and then this explanation: "El comercio ultramarino alemán que había hecho tan rica a Alemania, ha quedado completamente destruido por la loca avaricia que le impulsó a desencadenar la guerra en Europa." Series title: "Actualidad de Esopo." $14.25 from "Dittos," Grayland, WA, through Ebay, Feb., '02.