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Kempenaar Oriental Dutch A

Kempenaar Oriental Dutch Series A

1900? 11 out of a series of 12 cards presenting fables of La Fontaine in an oriental style with Dutch text of the fable on the verso.  "Elixir De Kempenaar." Druk J.E. Goossens, Brussels.  Six of these for €16 each from Albert van den Bosch, December, '22.

Here are beautiful cards presenting some of the best scenes from the oriental series of Bon Marché.  Like the Kempenaar French oriental cards, these cards are smaller versions in the style of the Bon Marché Oriental series.  While those cards are 4" x 5½", these are 3¼" x 4 7/8".   Apparently the publisher of the cards made mistakes in numbering these cards.  Three of the eleven have numbers within the front portrait (3, 4, 12).  Each has a number on the verso: "Reeks A (12 fabelen) No " but three of these eleven have "1" at the conclusion of this phrase, and they are the very cards with numbers on the front!  Our series is still missing a genuine "1." 


2: OF

3: Ass and Dog

4: WC


6: TH


8: Heron


10: CJ

11: BF

12: Monkeys and Nut