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Liebig Offshoots

1890? 2 colored French cards picturing La Fontaine's "L'Huitre et les Plaideurs" and "Le Lièvre et les Grenouilles. " They are exactly in the format of the 1900 Liebig series "Favole di La Fontaine." The latter card reduplicates one there. The verso is blank on both of these cards. $20 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, Nov., '00. GA advertising Cafe des Gourmets; Café en Grains Trébucien; and Chocolat des Gourmets, printed byi Romanet et Cie., Paris, bought from an unknown source.

Is there any chance that "L'Huitre et les Plaideurs" belongs to one of the two earlier sets (1883 and 1896) of La Fontaine’s fables in the Liebig series? Might Liebig have sold the plates from its cards for use by others? "Le Lièvre et les Grenouilles" even has the title bar across the top in which "Vero Estratto di Carne Liebig" appears in the 1900 series. The colors have dulled on these cards. They are in fair to good condition.

L'Huitre et les Plaideurs

Le Lièvre et les Grenouilles