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1932 Liebig Dutch

1932 De Fabels van Esopus. Compagnie Liebig. Six numbered Dutch cards. Sanguinetti #1262. £4 from Susan Potter at Mayfly Ephemera, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, through Ebay, July, '00.

This Dutch set replicates the French set I found first and have encountered more frequently. Beautifully colored scenes of OF, FS, "The Crow and the Peacocks," "The Deer in Water," "The Donkey at the Precipice," and "The Wolf and the Shepherd." The setting is deliberately classical throughout. I have this set in French and German besides this Dutch version. The approach on the backs of the cards is generally different here from the approach on the French and German cards. There a particular approach was taken to win housekeepers to Liebig. Here on four of the six cards a different individual Liebig product is the subject. One of the two exceptions (OF, the first card) introduces the Liebig Company. The other exception ("The Shepherd and the Wolf," the last card) lists a number of different products from Liebig. I show here the first card and its verso. To view the other illustrations, see the French set. Cards #3, #5, and #6 in the set are signed apparently by "Zueff."

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