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Flan Imperial Trade Cards

1930?  52 numbered Flan Imperial trade cards with one duplicate (#64).  Imperial, La Madeleine lez Lille.  Printed by Landouzy Freres, Lambersart.  $255 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '18.  #126, "Elephant, Rat, and Cat" for $3.55 from mumul58 through Ebay, Oct., '20.  23 further cards from Bertrand for $4.50 each, Sept., '20.  And a second album including 14 cards, from Erhard Ciolina, Fountain Hills, AZ, through Ebay for $10, June, '22.  #5 from segpascal through Ebay for €3.50, Oct., '21.

"Cards" is an overstatement for these 2½" x 3½" slips of paper.  On one side is a colored illustration, title, and number.  On the verso is the text of the fable and, after #96, an indication that there are two albums to be filled out, Album No. 1 for Fables #1-#96 and Album No. 2 for Fables #97-#192.  Of course, the collector in me is already wondering where I can find the two complete albums.  The color work is sometimes better than one would expect for a simple effort like these illustrations.  Two favorites of mine are "The Robbers and the Ass" (#4) and "The Lark and Her Young" (#76).  I am a little surprised that I have not run into a single card from this large set before this time.  I am unsure of the reference of the cabbage and pot in "The Untrustworthy Depositary" (#176).  Now see a complete album of cards #1 through #96.  The second album fills in several of the cards missing among the individual cards.  I recommend keeping it with the cards.

#4. Thieves & Ass

#5. Angler & Little Fish

#7. AD

#12. Death & the Woodman

#14. DLS

#16. Rabbit's Ears

#18. OR

#19. LM

#21. Horse and Wolf

#22. 2P

#24. GGE

#25. The Stag and the Vine

#26. The Countryman and Snake

#27. Lion Become Old

#28.DS

#29. FK

#31. Ass Carrying Relics

#32. Two Mules

#34. Wolf Become Shepherd

#39. Heron

#52. Child & Schoolmaster

#53. CJ

#54. BC

#55. Bat and 2 Weasels

#58 Cat & Old Rat

59. Shepherd and Sea

#60. Dog & Ass

#62. Camel & Floating Sticks

#64. Horse Wanting to Avenge

#65. SS

#66. Rabbit & Frogs

#67. Crow Imitating Eagle

#69. Lion & Ass Hunting

#70. MSA

#71. Eagle, Wild Sow, & Cat

#72. Swan & Cook

#73. Wolf, Mother & Child

#75. Miser Who Lost Treasure

#76. Lark & Her Young

#77. Woodman & Mercury

#78. Eagle & Owl

#79. Rooster, Cat, & Mouse

#80. Fox, Monkey, & Animals

#81. Old Man & Ass

#82. The Ass and His Masters

#83. Sun & Frogs

#84. Sick Lion & Fox

#86. Wagoneer Stuck in Mud

#87. Charlatan

#88. Vultures & Doves

#90. Lion, Wolf & Fox

#91. Dog with Master's Lunch

#93. Bear & Gardener

#96. Lioness & She-Bear

#99. Cobbler & Banker

#100. Old Man & Three Youths

#105. Head & Tail of Serpent

#106. Fortune-Tellers

#121.Two Dogs and Dead Ass

#123. Cat & Rat

#125. Lioness at Funeral

#126. Elephant, Rat, & Cat

#131. Dog with Cropped Ears

#133. Lion

#135. Lion, Monkey & 2 Asses

#154.  Lion Subdued by a Man

#159. Tribute to Alexander

#166. Man & Flea

#169. Word of Socrates

#173. The Doctors

#176. Untrustworthy Depositary

#180. Wolf & Hunter

#186. Shepherd & His Flock

#187.  Two Rats, a Fox, and an Egg

#189. Wolf and Shepherds

#192.

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