1964 Seven cards displaying each an Aesop fable on one side and a La Fontaine fable on the obverse. Shreddies. Litho in Canada. ©C. Julian Fish 1964. 4" x 6". Six cards for $27.95 from Melodee Faith, Nanaimo, BC, Canada, through eBay, Feb., '09.  Six more cards, including two of "The Lark and Her Young Ones" with ""Let Petit Poisson et le Pêcheur" for $39.20 from Simon Bourque, Quebec, through Ebay, May, '20.

These seven cards are a pleasant surprise. Shreddies are apparently a Post production in the British Commonwealth. Bilingual cards make a great deal of sense in Canada. The fables on the two sides of the cards are not identical. In fact, none of the twelve fables overlap. The cards show a nice variety in their visual arrangements and even styles. The lower right features a short bio and a bust of the author on each page of his series.

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