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Kempenaar Oriental Dutch B

Kempenaar Oriental Dutch Series B

1900?    9 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. 

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".  The cards are numbered strangely.  Of the nine cards I have in "Reeks B," two are numbered respectively 4 and 9.  One has damage at that point in the card and is as a result undecipherable.  Fully six have "Reeks B (12 Fabelen) No. 2"!  How can six different cards be numbered "2"?  One of them has a strikethrough through the "2" and a "1" written in.    



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