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Tea Cards

1924 Aesop's Fables A Series of 25. TyPhoo Tea. £57.50 from Murray Cards International, Cecil Court, London, August, '97.

2 5/8" x 1 7/16". Excellent color in ovals with a different slogan for the tea under each oval, e.g. "TyPhoo" Tea goes just half as far again. The back has "A Series of 25," "Aesop's Fables," and a number on top; a title, fable, and moral in the center; and "TyPhoo" Tea Cures Indigestion at the bottom. In the illustration for "The Horse and Groom" (#4), there is good work to show how poorly fed this horse is. The artist takes a good perspective (knee-high looking down) for illustrating TMCM (#15). "The Fox and the Wolf" (#8) seems to me to be especially well done. Two illustrations leap out to me as taken from Bewick: MSA (#20) and MM (#25). Excellent condition. These cards are so beautiful that I show them here in almost their size. Click on any image to see it in larger-than-life size.

1. The Fox and the Ass

2. The Fat and the Lean Fowls

3. The Wolf and the Lamb

4. The Horse and Groom

5. The Farmer and His Sons

6. The Fox and the Mask

7. The Lark and Her Young Ones

8. The Fox and the Wolf

9. The Wolf and the Kid

10. The Two Loaded Asses

11. The Horse and the Ass

12. The Stag Looking into the Water

13. The Tortoise and the Eagle

14. The Old Hound

15. The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

16. The Fox and the Goat

17. The Jackdaw and the Pigeons

18. The Thief and the Dog

19. The Wolf and the Shepherds

20. The Miller, His Son and the Ass

21. The Fox and the Crow

22. The Ass in the Lion's Skin

23. The Wind and the Sun

24. The Dog and the Cat

25. The Country Maid and the Milk Pail