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Kempenaar Oriental French

Kempenaar Oriental French

We have cards from three distinct sets of trade cards from "Elixir De Kempenaar":




1900? Five cards from two series of 12 each presenting La Fontaine fables in an oriental style.  Imp. J.E. Goossens, Brussels." $30 for the first three cards from Dany Wolfs, Roesalare, Belgium, May, '01.

These cards are as beautiful as their larger counterparts.  Each of the first-set three has a counterpart in the Bon Marché Oriental set that I have. While those cards are 4" x 5½", these are 3¼" x 4 7/8". These cards add an oval in the lower left: apparently a man with a pitchfork and a seated woman are both drinking Elixir De Kempenaar. The border of each card has its own intricate oriental pattern. The cards of the first series are numbered "4" (WC), "9" (FC), and "10" (CJ) in the lower right of the picture side. Those of the second series are "6" (Wagon Driver in Mud) and "7" (TMCM).  "Elixir De Kempenaar" is on both sides of each card. The verso of each also has series and number, "Imp. J.E. Goossens, Brussels," and the text of its fable.

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Cart Driver in Mud

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