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TH AS Candy As Prize

1925?    Full-colored cartoon card of TH.  “AS” trademark presented as a wink and smile.  No artist acknowledged.  $8 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, France, Sept., ’20.  Better copy found somewhere for $5, April, '22.

Here is one of the poorest cut postcards in the collection!  The cutter missed by quite a bit!  Bertrand thought that this card may be an advertisement for candy, but I believe that the candy-maker would have identified itself in that case.  Rather this is a simple joke: when it comes to getting candy, a tortoise can be cleverer than a fast hare.  The artist’s focus here is on making the children with their apparel similar in form to a tortoise and a hare.  I will leave it to viewers to judge how well the artist did.  The verso is as simple as it gets.  Enjoy, as I do, finding a better cut and better colored copy!