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Russian Single Covers

1960 Eight single matchbox labels, each giving the title and an illustration for a fable of Ivan Krylov. About 2" x 1". Each cover has a tiny "1960" inscribed outside the border of the scene itself. $2.99 from Alexander Basoc, Highland Park, IL, through Ebay, May, '00.

Each item includes this Cyrillic information at the bottom or right, whichever is the smaller edge: "AEH.CHX Φ ПРOΛETAРCKOE 3HAMЯ ГOCT 1820-56*50WГ." This is now my third set of matchbox labels. This is getting serious! The illustrations here are simple and contain three colors: black, beige, and brown. The characters are identified with simple nouns.

WC I

WC II

FS I

FS II

The Monkey and the Mirror

The Elephant and the Pug

The Cuckoo and the Cock

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