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A. Norgeu

1890? 2 French cards of La Fontaine's fable "Le Savetier et le Financier." 2½" x slightly more than 4". Imp. A. Norgeu, Paris. $8 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, France, March, '01.

These small portrait-formatted cards seem identical with those from Chocolat Poulain Orange except for the omission of all advertising and the change of background color from green to blue. Thus there is near the top of the card a circular illustration in full color. Beneath that is a brown-on-blue design. Two elements finish the downward movement of the card: ten and fourteen lines of the fable, respectively, and, in the bottom right, the numbers 4 and 5. Note that I have numbers 3 and 6 from this set in the Chocolat Poulain Orange series. The illustrations show the cobbler receiving the money from the financier and digging a hole in his cellar. The backs of the cards are blank .