- Letter Openers
1960? Fables of La Fontaine. Five blotters from Chocolats fins Menier. 5½" x 8¼". DW, "Le Chat, la Belette et le petit Lapin," and OR. Buvard Extra. Imp. Typo Noisiel. $5 each from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, Feb., '02, May, '02, and May, '03.
DW, OR, "Les Voleurs et l'Ane," and "Les Animaux Malades de la Peste" are brown on gold, while "Le Chat, la Belette et le petit Lapin" is red on white. Each blotter announces that this image and many others will be found in Menier's chocolate tablets. "Les plus fins des chocolates fins." The cartoons are simple. The tree and reed have faces. The dog is not only plump but almost round, while the wolf is skin and bones. The third thief is very proud of himself, while the ass looks back in wonderment. In "Le Chat, la Belette et le petit Lapin," only the bunny appears; he is hopping over a fence. "Les Animaux" presents a very sorry-looking group of four.
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Le Chat, la Belette et le petit Lapin
Les Voleurs et l'Ane
Les Animaux Malades de la Peste