- Letter Openers
1960? Biscottes Hirondelle. With small cartoon views of FC and WL. Signed (at least FC) by J.L. Pesch. 5" x 6¾". Fabrication de la S.P.R.A.E., Corbeil, Essonnes. $5 from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, May, '02.
"Biscottes a l'Estomac…légères/Comme l'Hirondelle a l'Air." The fox asks the bespectacled crow where the cheese has gone, and the wolf says he thought he had seen a lamb jumping around. I ask myself if this blotter was not the label for the melba toasts announced here. There is a clear price ("Le Paquet 100 Frs") and a notation "28 Tranches." The blotter also mentions "sans produits chimiques").
"Biscottes a l'Estomac…légères/Comme l'Hirondelle a l'Air." This blotter contains much of the same information as the other Biscottes Hirondelle blotter, but has a different design. The size is slightly different. Here there is one scene. The printing job's colors are much better coordinated. The finishing turtle seems to wave his handkerchief at the hastening hare behind him. There is no price on this blotter, as there was on the other. The blotter again mentions "sans produits chimiques."