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Chocolat de Royat

1920? "Les Fables de La Fontaine."  Four slender (3" x 5½") portrait postcards with FS image and text.  Collection du Chocolat de Royat.  1re Serie.  One for $7 from Darren Cioffi through eBay, May, '10.  Three as gifts of Bertrand Bauvais, July, '15.

"A la Marquise de Sévigné."  The image of FS has the fox slinking away while the stork reaches into the tall vase.  WC, WL, and WS all have nicely colored small pictures, and all have the verse text of La Fontaine underneath.  I am not sure that I have seen a card as narrow in one direction and as long in the other.  One can probably date this card because it allows half of the verso for "correspondence."   Earlier cards left the whole verso for the address of the recipient.  These cards represent a crossover in that each is a postcard, a chocolate card, and an advertisement.