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Tuck TH

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F1. "The Hare and the Tortoise." In this parody of TH, a large helmeted turtle with a number of countries' names written on its back ("Japan, Belgium, England, France, Russia") arrives before a German-coated rabbit at a flag-festooned memorial labeled "Victory." While the Allied turtle has weapons galore on its back, the German rabbit has a few small satchels labeled "Lies," "Poison," and "Asphyxiating Gases." 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 exemplars for $11.25 from Carolyn Nimmer Dias through Ebay, March, '99; for $7.50 from Philip Weyland, Downey, CA, through Ebay, Nov., '01; and for $8 from Scott Zagoria, Arcata, CA, through Ebay, Sept., '01. Extra for $10 from Barbumer6, Jenkintown, PA, through eBay, March, '04.


F2. "De Haas en de Schildpad." In this Dutch parody of TH, a large helmeted turtle with a number of names written on its back ("Japan, Belgica, Inglaterra, Francia, Rusia" and more) arrives before a German-coated rabbit at a flag-festooned memorial labeled "Victoria." While the Allied turtle has weapons galore on its back, the German rabbit has a few small satchels labeled "Mentiras," "Veneno," and "Gases." Gift of Jerry McKevitt, Feb., '96.


F3. "La Tortuga y la Liebre." Spanish. See the adjacent English printing for the card's political application. Series title: "Actualidad de Esopo." $14.25 from "Dittos," Grayland, WA, through Ebay, Feb., '02.