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Ch. Duffit and Dr. Guillié

1900? Five colored trade cards printed by Ch. Duffit.  2½" x 4".  2 from an unknown source.  3 further cards for $18 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '20.  Seven further cards presented as "Bon Point" cards advertising DeGuillié Tonic Elixir.  €6 each from cpcr958 on Ebay, Sept., '21.

The two cards depict "Les deux Mulets" and "Le Loup devenu Berger."  Each card is titled "Fables de La Fontaine."  Each at the bottom has the title of its fable and the moral.  One advertises Francetta  chocolate.  Another advertises "Chauss? Paul."  This firm seems to sell "specialités pour Pieds sensibles" and is a "Maison de Confiance."  The three from Bertrand in 2020 bear no advertising. All but one of the cpcr958 cards are stamped on the verso with "Nouveaux Prix" and the new and higher prices.  I wonder how big this series of cards is….